Recurring Payments

Hassle-free and easy to implement - flexible and automatic billing frees you from sending invoices.

Sell with ease and maintain detailed transaction records.

Improve buyer experience with customizable buttons and secure payments.

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Add Recurring Billing to your PayFlow Gateway account.


Login to PayPal Manager to create and manage Recurring Billing profiles.


Configure email notifications and request email summaries of transaction.

Extra convenience for you and your customers.

Recurring Billing offers your customers a way to save time by automatically debiting their credit or debit cards. Content site subscriptions, newsletter fees, club dues, or recurring donations and more can be fully integrated with your website in a few easy steps.

Your business can improve profitability and cash flow, as well as:

Automate payments

Reduce the hassles that come with manually processing recurring sales.

Flexible payment schedule

Recurring payment plans give you more ways to increase customer satisfaction.

Improve forecasting

With recurrent payments, you have certainty about when revenue is coming in.

Manage easily

Choose a billing schedule, offer one-time fees, manage payment disputes and more.

Automate and simplify your billing

Whether it's an installment plan, membership fee, or subscription service, Recurring Billing Service gives your business a way to get paid automatically on a regular schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Recurring Billing Service?

Recurring Billing Service is a PayPal add-on service that bills each of your customers according to the payment schedule and payment information you’ve specified through the PayPal Manager or Payflow Pro Software Development Kit (SDK). Recurring Billing Service is available with Payflow Link and Payflow Pro.

What types of payments do merchants use for Recurring Billing Service?

Recurring Billing Service is ideal for regularly scheduled payments, such as installment payments, subscriptions, and membership dues. You can take full control over how and when these payments take place in order to improve renewals and reduce late payments. Recurring Billing Service adds customer convenience, provides a professional look, and helps you manage your cash flow.

How do I implement Recurring Billing Service?

Recurring Billing is integrated with Payflow Link and Payflow Pro. Using PayPal Manager, you can quickly and easily set up schedules for recurring payments and create customer profiles to be billed. You can set rules for your merchant profile and each of your customers, such as when to notify you or the customer upon successful payment. Alternately, with the Payflow Pro Software Development Kit (SDK), you can use customer profiles to automatically bill customers.
If you already have Payflow Pro or Payflow Link, contact our sales department at to add Recurring Billing.

How secure is my customer's payment information?

All scheduled payment information is stored in a customer profile hosted on PayPal’s secure systems. With emerging compliance standards from different card brands, using PayPal allows you to securely store and manage your customer’s sensitive payment information, so you don't have to worry about keeping up with and implementing new data security compliance standards.

What happens if a customer’s credit card transaction fails?

If a transaction fails, Recurring Billing Service will automatically retry the transaction at least once a day for the number of retry days you’ve specified for all transactions. You can also manually retry the transaction. Recurring Billing Service allows you to send automatic email notifications to customers that a transaction has failed and what they need to do to fix the problem.

Does Recurring Billing Service work with other payment systems?

Our Recurring Billing Service works only with Payflow Pro and Payflow Link. It has not been tested with other products in the market.

Need help with Recurring Billing?

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Recurring Billing is available as a free add-on to PayFlow Gateway Service
(PayFlow Pro and PayFlow Link).

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