How to Set Up a One-Time Payment Subscription

September 4, 2023

Jotform supports a handful of Payment Processors that would allow you to collect payments through your forms. You can sell products, get a user-defined amount, collect donations, or sell subscriptions.

When dealing with subscriptions, you may need a way to charge your customers a one-time payment instead of a recurring one. This will be the focus of this help guide – to set up your form with a one-time payment subscription.

We will not cover all the payment gateways since the workflow and setup are relatively the same. What stays constant would be the Payment Type – it should be set to “Sell Subscriptions”.


Below are a few examples of some of the most popular payment processors and how to set up a subscription with a one-time payment.

Number of Payments

For PayPal, Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, and BluePay, simply set your subscription’s Number of Payments option to “1”.


This means your users will only be charged once.

How to Set Up a One-Time Payment Subscription in Stripe

For Stripe, the Number of Payments isn’t available, so your option would be to set up Stripe to Sell Products and add the One-Time payment as a product item.

How to Set Up a One-Time Payment Subscription in Braintree

Braintree users need to set up the number of billing cycles within Braintree. For more information, visit Recurring Billing | Billing Cycles – Braintree Support Articles (

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