how does amember handle paypal 20% sub upgrade issue?

Discussion in 'Pre-Sales Questions' started by microbe, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. microbe

    microbe New Member

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    As anyone who has used paypal IPN for subscriptions will know, paypal has an arbitrary rule that you can't upgrade by more than 20% of the original subcription value.

    Bizarre.

    How does amember deal with this. In paypal it is ugly, you have to take the new sub and then cancel the old one.

    If I have a basic subscription at $20 and a premium at $100, what happens with amember when a basic wants to upgrade?

    Thanks in advance
  2. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately aMember does not support automatic upgrades with paypal.
    So in order to upgrade user have to cancel old subscription and purchase new one.
  3. stevenjohn

    stevenjohn aMember Pro Customer

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    Re-waking an old thread, but seems better than just creating news ones.

    So if this is the case with paypal, and you want a store like say Evernote or Dropbox where users can upgrade/downgrade as they like, can anyone recommend the easiest to setup payment processors that work this way with amember?

    Many thanks, Steve
  4. stevenjohn

    stevenjohn aMember Pro Customer

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    Any takers??
  5. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    To do this properly, you need your own payment processor- not a 3rd party like paypal regular.
    authorize.net etc.. may work.

    David
  6. stevenjohn

    stevenjohn aMember Pro Customer

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    Thanks David, I'm looking at getting a custom plugin built to Netbanx who we use in the UK.

    Kind regards, Steve

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