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Paypal Subcription + One Time Fees on Same Form?

  1. Is it possible to have a subscription AND a setup fee on the same form, but only have the "subscription" part be auto renewing?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Hi inmn,

    Here is a related thread that provide a solution:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/set-up-plus-subscription-purchase-in-one-form#post-48893

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday February 13, 2012 | Permalink
  3. The PayPal API that the PayPal Add-On uses does not support including a setup fee when setting up a recurring subscription payment. This is a limitation of the PayPal API itself and not one imposed by Gravity Forms.

    However, you can work around this through creative use of the Trial Period options. The PayPal API does support a Trial Period along with a Trial Amount. You could leverage this to incorporate a setup fee for that subscription.

    What you could do is enable the Trial Period and set it's Trial Period to the same setting as your recurring billing cycle. Then in the Trial Price you can incorporate both the Setup Fee AND the First Recurring payment.

    The user would then be charged this upfront, and then the standard recurring amount for the remainder of the recurring subscription.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday February 13, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Badass, and with latest conditional, we can do "custom Setup , self serve" choices and have two diff subscription amounts (one with trial, one without)

    Thanks gents!

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday February 18, 2012 | Permalink