Monthly billing between PayPal and a spreedly, recurly


Paypal's simplest integration is an IPN and is super simple, but we all know the risks, and how badly they handle monthly billing. But it takes an hour to set up and is $.30 + 3% or something.

It seems like the next step is ($99 + $20/mo), a 3rd party app like spreedly or recurly ($20/mo), and an SSL certificate ($300?).

Am I missing a middle step? Is there's something for $20/month and that's it?

Charging Monetization Web Dev

asked Jun 12 '10 at 03:09
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Yup. and other Gateways still need a merchant account which has fees close to .30+3% or something. You usually end up paying more if you have few transactions, and less if your have more if you go with you own gateway.

My advice, plan big, and get a real merchant account with the gateway.

answered Nov 17 '10 at 11:03
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I believe for SSL you can get a Geotrust RapidSSL from for $11/year

Not sure if it'll work for you, but possibly.

answered Aug 27 '11 at 17:14
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