Discussion in 'Payment Systems' started by tarfos, Jan 25, 2009.
What's the difference between (and advantages/disadvantages) paypal_pro and paypal_r?
With paypal pro the user stays on your site, With regular, they are brought to the paypal site.
Here is their comparison chart:
Thanks! I don't see anything about recurring subscription fees in the chart. Does Pro support those?
PayPal Pro supports recurring subscriptions but the Pro plugin in AMember does not....last I heard(which was just last week with tech support) they are planning on a re-write of the Pro plugin to work with recurring subscriptions...I really like the functionality and look of Pro over regular PayPal but the subscription thing is annoying right now.
I had no idea that PayPal offered an option to be able to have users pay via PayPal directly on your site. $30/mo is a bit for this privilege, I agree.
Is anyone here using it, can you share your experience? How about the aMember integration?
How has it helped your conversion rate?
Well, the initial question was paypal_pro and paypal_r, neither of which processes PayPal payments on your website. I think what David1 was referring to is PayFlow Pro which does. PayFlow Pro is more like $60/mo (+$30 to set up recurring)with a $250 or so setup...I have no personal experience with it. I have and do use paypal_pro(known as PayPal Website Payments Pro) which is $30/mo and another $30 if you want to setup recurring. My rationale for using it is that paypal_pro also adds the ability of accepting cc's on the site directly where PayPal is the gateway and merchant account. I have an authorize.net account for another business and after running the numbers made a lot more sense to have one PayPal application do it all for what I'm using AMember for. paypal_pro does allow for a quicker checkout if using PayPal and can be branded easier to your site but a user still needs to go to the PayPal site to complete payment....sorry I couldn't answer the payflow_pro one confusing, I know.
Thanks for the update zenpig66!
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