PayPal Subsriptions & Donations

Written by Formstack on October 31, 2008

Posted in Formstack Updates

Continuing our theme of new payment integration features, we are excited to preview our expanded PayPal functionality.  With the new payment integrations we also expanded PayPal so now you have the ability to accept recurring subscriptions and donations using your Formstack forms.  These new features are useful for an unlimited number of possibilities, but some that spring to mind include taking donations for a non-profit, recurring subscriptions for a paid membership website, recurring dues for a club or organization, donations to support free software, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

PayPal Subscriptions

Under PayPal Payment Integration, you now have the option of setting up recurring subscriptions.  You simply choose the fields for Recurring Amount, which is the amount the user will be billed, and Billing Cycle, which is how often they will be billed (once a week, once a month, once a year, etc.).  You can also set how many times you want them to be re-billed (infinite is selected by default).  This way you re-bill your customers forever (until they cancel) or for a set period of time, such as once a month for 12 months and then stop automatically.

PayPal Donations

If you use your forms to accept donations, you can choose the Donations option in PayPal Payment Integration, which removes Price and Quantity fields and replaces them with a single field for donation Amount.  This user is also redirected to a PayPal page that shows they are making a donation rather than purchasing a product. This is perfect for nonprofits!

As you can see the expanded PayPal integration will really allow you to maximize your Formstack forms – have ideas how you’ll use this? Let us know below in the comments!