To All Germans: How Do You Create Paypal Subscription Payments?


#1

Hello everyone,
maybe some other Germans noticed it in their PayPal business account. In Germany you are not able to create a recurring/subscription payment. The only recurring payment you can create is, sending an invoice every x days to your client, whiche he has to manually accept every time. So my question for all Germans and other countries that have the same problems: How do you fix that/work around this, so you can create a recurring payment with PayPal, that charges your client without having him to accept the payment every time?

Sorry if I spelled something wrong, I´m German xD


#2

F*ck me, as if that isn’t possible? It’s even possible here in Austria so I am surprised that it’s different in Germany.


#3

From what I know not. Found that in this article: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/Business/Unable-to-create-a-subscription-button/m-p/1272791#M199


#4

I’m based in the US and have clients in Germany. Moonclerk with Stripe works great in accepting payments in Euros


#5

Yeah I´m thinking about testing stripe aswell. But most of my clients like PayPal more. Also it is possible to accept recurring payments from US Members as a german. You are just not able to create them :frowning:


#6

Question for you guys though - is it normal for Germans to not to want to pay with credit card?


#7

Stripe charges are much lower than PayPal in Europe.

I always hate it when customers pay using PayPal on my website as they take a much bigger % :cry:


#8

Well, here in Germany credit cards are not that common than in usa. Also most germans are stingy and do not want to spend money that they do not have xD


#9

Nope this is not possible in Germany. I’m so happy I still had my old Dutch PayPal. You need to go via a payment provider.


#10

If Paypal works for your client, debit/credit card or direct debit should work most of the time. I heard of a provider for EU but can’t remember what it was called :sweat_smile:


#11

What do you mean by payment provider :thinking:


#12

i think he means a service like stripe or square


#13

I called with PayPal’s in Germany. The first line support didn’t even know automatic subscription for seller wasn’t possible in Germany :see_no_evil: The second Guy I spoke to recommended me some payment providers. I forgot which one. You could ask PP if you’re still looking for one.


#14

What does “PP” mean :sweat_smile:


#15

PayPal du Held. :slight_smile:


#16

You won the TV :gift:


#17

Das war ein Brett :joy:


#18

You need to process 20000 Euro/month for 3 consecutive months with other non-subscription products before they will allow you subscriptions in Germany.
It would be much easier to set up a company in another country and create a new PayPal business account there.


#19

Damn that is too much TBH :dizzy_face: