How to add a subscription payment button to your website.

Aug 27 2020 | PayPal Editorial Staff

Once you’ve created your subscription plan(s), the last step is adding a payment button to your website, so your customers can choose the plan(s). This 7-step article will show you how to do that with accompanying screenshots. 
NOTE: You can choose to create the buttons now or click Do this later if you’re not ready yet. When you’re ready, you can add buttons by first returning to the Subscription Dashboard from your PayPal Business account homepage. From your Business account homepage, select All Tools from the top menu, then Get paid in the left navigation, and finally click the Subscriptions tile.  
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1. Navigate to the Subscription plan tab on the left-hand side of the dashboard. 
a. Click on the three vertical dots of the plan for which you want to create buttons. 
b. Click Copy code. 
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2. Create subscription buttons for each plan you’re selling by following the steps below:  
a. (Optional) Select the appropriate API credentials 
b. Currency: Set the currency you’ll use to accept payments.  
c. Choose a layout:  
i. Choosing the Vertical layout will show buttons display vertically on your page: a PayPal button; a debit or credit card button; and PayPal Credit*, Venmo (US only), and local payment methods (based on your customer’s location), where applicable.  
ii. Choosing the Horizontal layout will show a PayPal button alongside PayPal Credit and Venmo (US only) buttons, where applicable.  
d. Color: Choose a color scheme for the buttons. 
e. Button Text: Choose the text to be shown on the buttons. 
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3. After you make your selections, you can preview how the experience will look on your desktop and mobile website pages.  

4. Click the Copy Code button. 
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5. Add the copied code to the page on your website where you want the buttons to appear. 

6. Repeat the above process for every page where you want to add the same subscription plan buttons.  

7. Finally, test that the buttons work properly by purchasing something from your website, and then check your PayPal Business account for the transaction.  
That’s it! You can now sell subscriptions on your website.  
Your customers who have an account with can manage their subscriptions with your business under Settings > Payments > Manage automatic payments. 
If you’re looking for other ways to accept payments, you can also:   
Stay well. Keep innovating.
The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, and legal advice before making any business decision.

**PayPal Credit is subject to consumer credit approval.  
**After December 31, 2020, you’ll pay a low 1.90% + $0.10 per transaction fee when your customers pay you. For buyers, making a payment via QR code works like sending money through the PayPal app. It’s always free for buyers when they select Goods & Services. 

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