Pay automaticly montly with paypal

December 1, 2015 1.6k views
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Is there an option, where I can pay with PayPal every month automatically like a creditcard?

1 Answer

No. PayPal payment is only been used as pre-payed payment. You are charging your account with money from PayPal and this one will be used as "Your Credit". Monthly payment is only possible if you have entered a credit card.

  • Bummer, It would be great if they add an automatically pay system for PayPal like Teamtreehouse.com.

    • Unfortunately, I think PayPal only supports recurring payments of a specific amount in advance, an amount which may not change while the subscription is active. And the subscription must be on a regular day, so charging a fixed amount every time your account runs dry is also out of the question.

      Nope, PayPal does not support automatically charging an arbitrary amount to your account to be determined at the moment the charge is made. If you want that, you'll have to apply for the PayPal credit card, and hope that DO even accepts it. I've heard some horror stories about their awful cards being rejected when the PayPal account had more than sufficient balance even for any predictable hold amounts a store may place on the account when attempting to charge you.

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