[Wishlist] Integration: Paypal Planned

Post author
Duncan Hamra
1) The problem → I'm in a country where Stripe is not supported or credit cards are not widely used. (Croatia, UAE, Germany, Brazil, etc.). My pricing model requires one-time payments and basic recurring subscriptions.
2) Why is this important → I can't charge for my product or service without Paypal.
3) What will happen if this goes unsolved → I'll need to build something custom, manually manage/sync permission, or find another tool.
4) Possible solutions → Option to add Paypal to the checkout.

Comments

19 comments

  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra
    • Edited
    • Official comment
    Hi everyone!

    Stripe recently added support for PayPal. At the moment they support most countries in Europe - and are quickly adding support for more.
     
    If you’re interested in enabling PayPal payments for your business, please join the Slack community and DM Tyler Bell if the following items are true:
     
    • Your stripe account is based in a supported country (see pic)
    • You have a PayPal business account in the European Economic Area (excluding Hungary), the UK, or Switzerland (Stripe limitation)
    We’re looking for a few folks that can help us do some testing 
  • Comment author
    Museo Ivan Tovar

    Could this be possible for this year?

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    can you expound on this comment for me?
    "A PayPal integration would be amazing :) We have a workaround currently, but without being able to modify memberships via JavaScript, it's not a great user experience and its very manual."
    Would you mind breaking down the current user experience and what steps are manual for you? From there, I'll run this by the dev team to make sure the new API will support your setup. 🤞

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    This is something we will research in the coming months. We've received quite a bit of demand over the years, but need to check a few things before we can commit.

    1
  • Comment author
    Ilai Szpiezak

    Is it ready? I have the same problem! :( we are not able to sale memberships in LATAM without PAYPAL integration..

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    Chris Evans
    Work Dock (W21)
    2 months ago
    At my previous company we got an amazing price with stripe and the way we got it was negotiating with Adyen, braintree and other gateways and playing their pricing off each other. We also had very large volumes.
    Though I would say stripe was the best gateway ( we literally integrated all of them)
    https://bookface.ycombinator.com/posts/52056

    1
  • Comment author
    Permanently deleted user

    Related.
    Benny Steen: "However, we decided against using Memberstack because of the lack of payment method support.
    In Europe, few people have a credit card, so we need all the payment options specific to each country that Stripe provides out of the box."

    1
  • Comment author
    RC Powers

    We definitely need this as well. We're leaving our current membership software Memberspace because they don't have any other payment processors other than Stripe. This is stopping a HUGE percentage of sales for us. We have customers all over the world that aren't able to sign up because they don't have access to credit cards.

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    eric frazier 10 hours ago
    My first note in here. PayPal needs to die so so badly. I would be a lot more interested in something really solid like Amazon pay or even just Authorise.net as an old timer.
    eric frazier 10 hours ago
    One very cool thing I found out about Stripe, being in Canada this is very important. You can deposit USD into a USD Canadian Account.
    https://memberstackdevelopers.slack.com/archives/C01FDDM9U3F/p1645595428115269?thread_ts=1645062635.899949&cid=C01FDDM9U3FPayPal will not let you do that which ends up costing 3% MORE because of the crazy bad exchange rate they force on you. But Stripe saves me that.

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    Migrated from the old community forum 👇👇👇
    Tiago Menna | Feb
    Do you have any plans to develop an intagration with Paypal?
    This is important to me because stripe is not supported in Brazil, we have more than 200 million people, it would be a nice market for you
    There are a lot of business that need a membership area but this service here have expensive costs

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    Migrated from the old community forum 👇👇👇
    Tobias | Jan
    As Stripe is already integrated i Memberstack, is it possible to “activate” their (local) payment methods like SOFORT, SEPA etc. ?
    Im sure there are good reasons why its not available at the moment, but im just curious about it :smiley:
    What about this -> Is it possible to bypass the Payment Informations (Credit Card) when entering a lifetime coupon?
    You could show a costum checkout button which says something like “Don’t have a credit card? Pay with X)” and collect payments trough it. Then you can send the costumer the coupon and he is on board.
    It’s not sexy and can be very manual, but could be one way to get costumers at all.
    What are your thoughts about it?

    1
  • Comment author
    David Mühlenweg

    In my opinion PayPal is a big point and I am wondering why it isn't already implemented, i mean you can turn on iDEAL payment in Stripe but not PayPal? But yeah I don't know if it's that difficult to achieve technically.

    I am from Germany and PayPal is just one of the most used payment methods in this country, like literally no one has a credit card here. 

    At the start of my first membership project i was struggling if I use Webflows Membership solution or Memberstack because Webflow offers PayPal for one-time payment Memberships. The only thing that they can not do at the moment is hiding/showing content based on the different Membership-Level but this feature is going to be implemented this year as far as I know. 

    And to be honest if that is implemented, I have to consider swapping back to Webflows solution even if I like Memberstack a lot. 

    2
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra
    • Edited

    David Mühlenweg This is excellent feedback!

    We haven't implemented Paypal yet since it would be very complex (and it would add a lot of complexity to our product). That said, we have been experimenting with some a "lite" integration using a 3rd party tool like Make. It would require some additional setup work. Would you be open to a solution like that?

    And are you needing a solution for one-off payments, subscriptions, or both?

    1
  • Comment author
    David Mühlenweg

    Duncan Hamra thank you for the response.

    I am open for any solution to be honest. In my case I need it for one time payments. So are there any docs available how to set it up with make? I haven't found anything despite this post: https://docs.memberstack.com/hc/en-us/articles/7406268771611-Is-It-Possible-to-Integrate-With-Another-Type-of-Processor-Not-Stripe- regarding the topic. 

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    cc Julian Galluzzo How is your Memberstack + Paypal experiment going? 😁 

    1
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    Julian allowed me to take the project further, and I'm afraid I was unsuccessful. Too many dead ends. 😞

    Looks like I would need a backend to get the latest version of paypal working. I'm not technical enough to get that working. And their new paypal.me links are too simple. Their old buttons don’t seem to be working properly… Sigh.

    If anyone else is able to find a way, please let us know  🙏

    1
  • Comment author
    David Mühlenweg

    Any updates on this? Stripe added PayPal support a while ago. Is this planned now?

    2
  • Comment author
    James Redenbaugh

    How is this not [Planned] yet?

    2
  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    David Mühlenweg They did add support, but not for connect accounts (which is what Memberstack customers technically are). We are waiting for them to enable this feature for us as well. 

    0

Please sign in to leave a comment.