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Upcoming Change to PayPal Subscriptions

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Upcoming Change to PayPal Subscriptions

PayPal is making changes to the way Subscriptions are created, managed, and displayed. For additional information, see our article Why am I seeing changes to how Subscriptions are reflected?

 

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Contributor

Migration

Hi, There appears to be conflicting info here regarding what will happen to existing S- subs.

 

It says there will be no change to exisiting S- subscriptions:

Will there be any impact to my existing S- Subscriptions?
No, there will not be any impact to your existing S- Subscriptions, only the new subscriptions created will be of type I-.

 

But then it says S- subscriptions will be migrated to I-:

When can I expect to get my existing S- Subscription migrated to I-?

...the existing S- Subscription will be migrated through a batch process. We will let you know regarding the same in January 2018.

 

Please clarify what will happen to exisiting S- subscriptions.

 

Thank You

Moderator

Re: Migration

The change happening on Feb 1st has no impact to existing S- subscriptions, but, in the future these will be migrated over to I-, no solid date for when that will happen. Once we have more details around this we will share information in relation to that specific change. 

Contributor

Re: Migration

Got it.

 

So the old S- subscription signup form below will still work, but they'll be created as I- subs instead? Can the notification url still be custom or will it default to the one specified in the PP account?

 

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="a1" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="p1" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="t1" value="M">

<input type="hidden" name="sra" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="src" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="t3" value="M">
<input type="hidden" name="p3" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="a3" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-SubscriptionsBF">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input name="return" type="hidden" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="xxx">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick-subscriptions">
<input type="hidden" name="notify_url" value="xxx">
<p align="center">
<input type="image" border="0" src="/images/paypal.png" width="125">
</form>

Moderator

Re: Migration

cool.... the notification/IPN mechanism will continue to work as it does today. 

Contributor

Re: Migration

Will the old subscription button form for S subs still work or need to use express checkout?

Moderator

Re: Migration

old button form will continue to work as normal, the only difference being that the subscriptions being created will have an "I-" instead of an "S-". 

Contributor

Re: Migration

Ok, but how about the IPN message?

 

S-subs use txn_type subscr_signup, subscr_payemnt, where I-subs use recurring_payment_profile_created, etc. Which IPN message will be sent for these new I-subs created from the old S-sub html button?

Moderator

Re: Migration

there is no changes to the subscr_signup IPN message. 

Contributor

Re: Migration

Just to be totally clear. I-Subscriptions created from the old html buttons will still receive S- type IPN messages and not I-type recurring_payment_profile IPN messages?