Can we do payment schedule without using PayPal Subscription payment type

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    CscProvidence
    Asked on January 24, 2020 at 04:17 PM

    Quick question: without having to use "subscription mode" can we do payment schedule, using PayPal in Jotform ?

    Subscription, from memory, is perpetual - no end date.  I would like something like select amongst, say, 3, 4, 6 or 10 equal payments, each due on a certain day of each month... possibly first payment being immediate and even a specified amount (with a minimum). It would be the balance spread over time.

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    jonathan
    Answered on January 24, 2020 at 04:28 PM

    Currently only the Subscription payment type have the 'scheduled' payment option. The Sell Products, User Defined Amount and Collect Donation does not have scheduling option.

    The possible workaround is to use a custom payment form to have the 'schedule payment' option outside the payment field and pass the total payment to User Defined Amount using Calculation.

    Guide : How to Pass a Calculation to a Payment Field

    I hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance on this.



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    CscProvidence
    Answered on January 24, 2020 at 05:50 PM
    Bonjour,
    Was thinking along those same lines. However, there can only be one
    payment element per form. So the schedule established as ordinary fields
    (series of dates and amounts) would have to trigger as many instances of
    the payment form. Then, how do you pass the date to PayPal so it doesn't
    make the transfer of funds right away ??
    I believe PayPal still has a "schedule option", I forget. Stripe, I think
    has it ... Something to look into.
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    jonathan
    Answered on January 24, 2020 at 07:10 PM

    However, there can only be one payment element per form. So the schedule established as ordinary fields (series of dates and amounts) would have to trigger as many instances of the payment form.

    You are correct. Unfortunately this is a limitation on the payment integration.

    An alternative that I can suggest is the method from this guide : 

    Setting up a Custom Recurring Donation Form

    You can customize the payment amount and can be spread evenly over time.





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    CscProvidence
    Answered on February 19, 2020 at 09:07 AM

    hmm...  I'll have to see how that would work for our case.  Some foreseen issues :

     

    If there are multiple products/services, the selection and calculation would need to be done outside of the "subscription" payment. Periodic value is calculated for each "payment options" then this value passed (if possible) for each ...

    PayPal may not treat a "subscription" like a product if the buyer makes a complaint.  This is biggest likely issue.

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    jherwin
    Answered on February 19, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    It looks like you're using the user-defined amount payment type. Please note that it is not possible to use that option/payment type as recurring payments/subscriptions.

    This is for one payment only.

    Let us know if you are referring to something else.