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becdem
11-05-2008, 06:33 PM
Hi there

I've been on the paypal website and have found creating a subscrbe button fairly painless, even for the likes of me! But I want to change the Subscribe button so the button says "Set Up Direct Debit" or something similar, as we are collecting for a charity.

Is this an easy thing to do?

Thanks to anyone who can help!

Becky

Karen Mac
11-05-2008, 09:19 PM
How do you plan on taking the direct debit? You have to have a merchant account and a gateway/virtual teminal for electronic funds transfer, otherwise.. if you plan on taking paypal, you could create your own button and use that.. however, that is NOT direct debit and youd likely LOSE customers the minute they hit paypal and not an eft or virtual terminal.

Easier to just use paypals DONATE button

Karen

becdem
11-10-2008, 05:56 PM
Hi Karen

Sorry it took a while to respond but our connection here in Cape Verde is very weak!

We would like to create an option whereby donors can opt to make regular monthly payments to support our work. This is far better as we can then plan our schedule in advance and means the charity can make much better use of time and funds. Many of our supporters have asked for this option, and we want to make it as easy as possible by providing them with a payment button online so they can set up their direct debit (or subscription, if you like).

We will use paypal as our virtual terminal for accepting funds...

I hope this makes sense, and really hope you can help.

All the best
Becky

Karen Mac
11-10-2008, 06:02 PM
You can do this subscription thru paypal no problem, and it will bill them every month if thats how you choose to do it, however, its still not a direct deposit, or a direct debit. Its done thru paypal and paypal will house the money until you transfer it.

You will find how to do this on your paypal account, its different in each country.. and.. now that i think about it, may not be available in ALL countries.

Karen

becdem
11-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Thanks Karen

I have worked out how to set up a subscribe button, but I really would like the button to say something like "monthly payment" or similar, as people aren't actually subscribing to anything....

Any ideas?

Thanks again....

Marincky
11-10-2008, 07:13 PM
Ok... you can create your own image easily..

Make a button yourself, publish it to your server.

Then go into paypal and create the subscription.... then where it asks you what button you want it gives you a chance to add your own image by giving them the url.

so for example if you name and save your image as monthly_payment.jpg

You place the image on your server, then give paypal the url

www.whateveryoursiteiscalled.com/monthly_payment.jpg

becdem
11-10-2008, 07:16 PM
Thanks so much... I will try this right away and let you know how I get on!

Cheers
Becky

becdem
11-10-2008, 07:30 PM
Sorry.... Total novice... but how do I create a jpg image?

massive apologies for my hopeless capabilities (again!)

Marincky
11-10-2008, 07:40 PM
I'll make you one if you want... any preference on colour, style etc?

becdem
11-10-2008, 07:42 PM
You've been an amzing help. I have your email, so can I email you with the details please?

Thanks so much!

Marincky
11-10-2008, 07:43 PM
You've been an amzing help. I have your email, so can I email you with the details please?

Thanks so much!

Yes email me

becdem
11-10-2008, 08:59 PM
Amazing, thanks Ramsey. I now have a functioning Pay Pal button on my site!

Marincky
11-10-2008, 09:05 PM
Amazing, thanks Ramsey. I now have a functioning Pay Pal button on my site!

You're welcome