PayPal series

27. How to create a subscription button for PayPal

This tutorial will show you how to create a subscription button for PayPal. In order to do this, you must have a premier or business account

1) Click the Merchant Services link

2) Click Subscribe

3) Enter the subscription name

4) If there is one, enter the reference number

5) Select the currency from the drop-down menu

6) Select the buyer's default country

Trial periods are optional. If there is no trial period, leave this section blank

7) Enter the amount for the trial period, and how long it should last

8) Now enter the subscription price

9) Select whether or not the subscriber should be billed regularly

10) Enter the length of the billing cycle

11) Select whether or not payments should stop after a certain number

12) Select whether or not payment should be reattempted if it fails

13) Select the button style

You can choose if your button should be encrypted. If you plan to edit the HTML in the future, turn this off

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will create an encrypted button

14) Click Create Button Now

You can review your subscription options here

The options you selected on the previous page influence the HTML code below

You will need to paste it into your website

15) Click the Select All button

16) Press Ctrl + C on your keyboard to copy the text

17) Now, go to your website

Decide where you want to put the button. For this tutorial, we will put it here

18) Now, open the page in your favorite code-editing program

Find the place in the code where the button should go

19) Press Ctrl + V to paste the code

20) Press Ctrl + S to save your changes

21) Now go to your site in your internet browser

22) Refresh the site in your browser

Success!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a subscribe button in PayPal and add it to your site