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How to create a Subscription plan on your PayPal Account?

To create a subscription plan on Paypal, you must have a Paypal business account

Here are the step-by-step instructions.

1. Please log into your PayPal business account and go to the “Pay & Get Paid” tab and click “Subscriptions” under the Accept Payments section to navigate the Manage Subscriptions page.subscription.png


2. To create a new subscription plan, click Create Plan.


3. Provide details for the product or service you’re including in the subscription:

    • Provide a product name, description, and your product ID.
    • Select the product type: physical goods, digital goods, or service.
    • Choose an industry category that best fits your business.
    • Copy and paste the product page URL.
    • Copy and paste the product image URL.
    • Click Next.


If you’d like to create additional product or service subscriptions, repeat the steps above.

4. Select the plan that you offer. At present, we only support Fixed Pricing.

    • Fixed pricing charges your customers the same price each billing cycle based on the plan they choose.

Once you’ve made your selection, click Next.

5. Create a name and description for the plan.

    • Provide a plan name that will be visible to your customers.
    • Provide a plan description that will only be visible to you.
    • Click Next.


6. Set up the pricing for your subscription plan.

    • Select the currency.
    • Enter the price.
    • (Optional) Choose whether you will charge a one-time set-up fee.
    • Select how you want to calculate tax for the plan.
    • Enter the tax rate.
    • Click Next.

7. Set up the billing cycle for your subscription plan.

    • Choose how long you want each billing cycle to last: day, week, month, year. We’ll collect payment at the beginning of each billing cycle.
    • Designate the length of the plan. You can limit the plan to a specific number of billing cycles or as long as the plan is offered.
    • (Optional) You can choose whether you want to offer a trial period.
    • Designate the number of missed billing cycle before PayPal stops collecting payment.
    • Click Next.


8. Confirm the details of your subscription plan.

    • Review your subscription plan details, and then click Save Plan. If you need to make changes, click the Previous button.
    • Confirm you’re ready to Turn on Plan.


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