How to set up PayPal to collect subscription payments?

So you've decided to sell subscription products and you've already understood how to create subscription products on your Sellfy store.

Receiving payments for subscription products is different from regular payments, so you'll need to take some extra steps to configure your PayPal account to receive recurring payments.

Follow these steps to configure your PayPal account for receiving subscription payments:

2. Log into your PayPal account,
3. Go to  "My Apps & Credentials",
4. Scroll down to the REST API apps,
5. Click the "Create App'' button,

6. Type a name for your app in the "App Name" entry field and choose your active Paypal account from the "Sandbox developer account"   dropdown (if you have more than 1 account),
7. Click the "Create App" button,

8. Switch to "Live" in the right top corner and copy-paste your Client ID and Secret to the "Payment Options" page in your Sellfy account. It's absolutely essential to copy-paste them correctly, so check if you've included all the symbols and delete any extra spaces before and after the pasted content.

Setting Up IPN Notifications on PayPal (important!)

1. Once you've pasted the Client ID and Secret in their designated spaces (see above), you need to set up your listener IPN.
2. Log in to your PayPal business account at,
3. Click on the Profile in the header menu (cog icon):

4. In the sidebar click on My selling preferences link:

5. Click the Update link in the Instant payment notifications row, in the Getting paid and managing my risk section.

6. Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener's URL and activate the listener. 

7. Specify this URL for your listener in the Notification URL field.

8. Click  " Receive IPN messages (Enabled)" to enable your listener.
9. Click " Save"

And you're all set!

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