DocumentationSubscriptions for WooCommercePayment Methods supported by Subscription for WooCommerce

Payment Methods supported by Subscription for WooCommerce

Subscription Plugin for WooCommerce is one of the best plugins that can integrate a subscription model eCommerce system into your online WooCommerce store efficiently. With subscriptions, choosing an appropriate payment method is an important decision to consider. The role of a payment gateway in a subscription plugin is inevitable as it authenticates the recurrence transactions carried out in a subscription.

Recurring payments for subscriptions are accepted broadly in two ways:

  • Automatic
  • Manual

Most of the subscribers would want the renewals to happen automatically otherwise the subscriber will have to visit the site every recurring period whether it is monthly weekly or yearly to make the respective payment for the subscription to remain active. Any methods used for manual renewals supports suspending, canceling and reactivating subscriptions as well as changing the next recurring amount, payment date and billing schedule.

Once an automatic payment method is configured for subscription, then the successive payments for the recurrences will be taken automatically from the same payment mode unless it is been changed manually by the subscriber or admin at a later time.

Some of the major payment gateways supported by Subscription for WooCommerce plugin are the following:

ProviderPayment GatewayAutomatic RenewalManual Renewal
WooCommerce in-built Paypal Standard Yes Yes
WooCommerce in-built Paypal Reference (Additional configuration required) Yes Yes
WooCommerce WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway Yes Yes
WooCommerceWooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway Yes Yes
WebToffeeStripe Payment Gateway Yes Yes
Angel Eye PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 (PayFlow) Yes Yes
Angel Eye Paypal REST Yes Yes
Mollie Payment for WooCommerceCredit Card Yes Yes

Note: WooCommerce PayPal checkout payment gateway and WebToffee Stripe payment gateway does not support zero payment transactions(trial period or 100% discount options etc).

Basic Features

A store manager or customer can change the status of a subscription like Suspension, Cancellation or Reactivation directly from your store without visiting the payment gateway.

ProviderPayment GatewaySubscription SuspensionSubscription CancellationSubscription Reactivation
WooCommerce in-built Paypal Standard Yes Yes Yes
WooCommerce in-built Paypal Reference(Additional configuration required) Yes Yes Yes
WooCommerce WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway Yes Yes Yes
WooCommerceWooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway Yes Yes Yes
WebToffeeStripe Payment Gateway Yes Yes Yes
Angel Eye PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 (PayFlow) Yes Yes Yes
Angel Eye Paypal REST Yes Yes Yes
Mollie Payment for WooCommerceCredit Card Yes Yes Yes

Advanced Features

Multiple Subscriptions: A customer can add different subscription products to their cart and complete checkout easily.

Recurring Total Modifications: A store manager can manually change the recurring amount charged for renewal payments.

Payment Date Modifications: A store manager can manually change the payment schedule for a subscription, including the expiration date, trial length or next payment date.

Payment Method Changes: Customer: A customer can change the payment method from his My Account > My Subscriptions > Change Payment option. Read more.


ProviderPayment GatewayMultiple SubscriptionRecurring Total ModificationsPayment Date ModificationsCustomer Payment Method Change
WooCommerce in-built Paypal Standard No No No Yes
WooCommerce in-built Paypal Reference(Additional configuration required) Yes Yes Yes Yes
WooCommerce WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway Yes Yes Yes Yes
WooCommerceWooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebToffeeStripe Payment Gateway Yes Yes Yes Yes
Angel Eye PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 (PayFlow) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Angel Eye Paypal REST Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mollie Payment for WooCommerceCredit Card Yes Yes Yes Yes

Know more on PayPal Standard limitations here.

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