how to set up recurring billing through pay pal

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I was wondering if I could set up a freewebs membership only site and collect recurring billing through pay pal how would I go about this
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright

    Go to merchant services and set up a subscription button.

    George Wright
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  • Profile picture of the author mikecowles

    Paypal does offer this. You may want to consider a few things first. You can set up your continuity plan with a backup offer or link it to a free or inexpensive product first with a month, chapter, first ____ free for the first thirty days.

    There is a great software called Turbo Continuity that does all this and more, but it's not cheap (around $500) but it's worth it if you'll use it. You can see the sales page at

    If you can't swing that or don't want to check it out, you can do it with paypal, by clicking on merchant tools, then buynow button, then subscription. It will ask you if you want a free trial period and how often to bill. It's pretty self explanatory.

    Once you're done, you'll have two options. The website version and the email version. Pick the email version and just use it as a link from your buy now button. Much simpler and less headaches.

    Hope this works for you!

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    • Profile picture of the author DanGTD
      Here's an example of a subscription button for a monthly membership. Replace with your actual values where necessary:

      PHP Code:
      <form action="" method="post" >
      input type="image" name="submit" value="submit" src="" />
      input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick-subscriptions" />
      input type="hidden" name="business" value="" />
      input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="product name" />
      input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="product code" />
      input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD" />
      input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="1" />
      input type="hidden" name="return" value="" />
      input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="" />
      input type="hidden" name="a3" value="19.95" />
      input type="hidden" name="p3" value="1" />
      input type="hidden" name="t3" value="M" />
      input type="hidden" name="src" value="1" />
      input type="hidden" name="sra" value="1" />
      input type="hidden" name="notify_url" value="" />
      input type="hidden" name="custom" value="custom string" /></form
      However you'll probably have to hire a programmer to code your IPN script, because here is where a member's account will be generated automatically when the subscription is created. Also, here is where the account is downgraded automatically if he cancels his subscription later.
      Unless you want to do all this manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    Or if you don't want to hire a programmer, you can just buy an off-the-shelf solution and you'll get MUCH more value for money.

    DLGuard can take care of the sales as well as membership management for you:
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