PayPal subscription

The Checkout Experience with PayPal Subscribe Buttons

(Example is taken from PayPal guide)

This section demonstrates the PayPal checkout experience for people who click Subscribe buttons on the website. The following diagram illustrates the steps.

The following topics describe the checkout experience with Subscribe buttons:

  • Checkout Starts on the Website
  • 1: Buyers Choose a Way to Pay
  • 2: Buyers Review Their Payment Details
  • 3: Buyers View and Print Payment Confirmations
  • The Checkout Experience with PayPal Subscribe Buttons

    (Example is taken from PayPal guide)

    This section demonstrates the PayPal checkout experience for people who click Subscribe buttons on the website. The following diagram illustrates the steps.

    The following topics describe the checkout experience with Subscribe buttons:

    • Checkout Starts on the Website
    • 1: Buyers Choose a Way to Pay
    • 2: Buyers Review Their Payment Details
    • 3: Buyers View and Print Payment Confirmations
    • End: Buyers Receive Contribution Authorization Notices by Email

    Checkout Starts on the Website

    The basic checkout experience begins on your website when a buyer is ready to sign up. In this example, Bob begins on Alice's Used Books website and decides to sign up for a subscription to Alice's Weekly Digest. He clicks the Subscribe button to check out.

    1: Buyers Choose a Way to Pay

    PayPal displays a billing information/log-in page, which lets buyers enter their credit card information to sign up. Buyers with PayPal accounts log in to sign up.

    In this case, Bob does not have a PayPal account. He enters his billing information. He also enters his contact information – email address and home phone number– so that PayPal can send him a PayPal transaction receipt and can contact him if necessary to complete the transaction. Then, he clicks the Continue button.

    Buyers who already have PayPal accounts click the PayPal radio button near the top of the billing information page in order to sign up. The page changes to let them log in to PayPal.

    2: Buyers Review Their Payment Details

    PayPal displays a payment review page to let buyers check the details of their automatic payment plans before they complete their agreements.

    In this case, Bob reviews the details of his subscription and recurring payments. Then, he clicks the Agree button to complete his sign up for the subscription.

    3: Buyers View and Print Payment Confirmations

    PayPal displays a payment confirmation page to let buyers know that they checked out successfully.

    In this case, Bob prints the confirmation page for his records.

    Buyers Receive Subscription Authorization Notices by Email

    PayPal sends buyers a subscription authorization notice by email to confirm the transaction that they made.

    In this case, PayPal sends Bob an email message notifying him of his subscription payment for Alice's Used Books for payment of $20.00 USD recurring each year.

  • End: Buyers Receive Contribution Authorization Notices by Email

Checkout Starts on the Website

The basic checkout experience begins on your website when a buyer is ready to sign up. In this example, Bob begins on Alice's Used Books website and decides to sign up for a subscription to Alice's Weekly Digest. He clicks the Subscribe button to check out.

1: Buyers Choose a Way to Pay

PayPal displays a billing information/log-in page, which lets buyers enter their credit card information to sign up. Buyers with PayPal accounts log in to sign up.

In this case, Bob does not have a PayPal account. He enters his billing information. He also enters his contact information – email address and home phone number– so that PayPal can send him a PayPal transaction receipt and can contact him if necessary to complete the transaction. Then, he clicks the Continue button.

Buyers who already have PayPal accounts click the PayPal radio button near the top of the billing information page in order to sign up. The page changes to let them log in to PayPal.

2: Buyers Review Their Payment Details

PayPal displays a payment review page to let buyers check the details of their automatic payment plans before they complete their agreements.

In this case, Bob reviews the details of his subscription and recurring payments. Then, he clicks the Agree button to complete his sign up for the subscription.

3: Buyers View and Print Payment Confirmations

PayPal displays a payment confirmation page to let buyers know that they checked out successfully.

In this case, Bob prints the confirmation page for his records.

Buyers Receive Subscription Authorization Notices by Email

PayPal sends buyers a subscription authorization notice by email to confirm the transaction that they made.

In this case, PayPal sends Bob an email message notifying him of his subscription payment for Alice's Used Books for payment of $20.00 USD recurring each year.