Subscriptions & Recurring Billing for your shopping cart:
The buyer who chooses to enter into a subscription from the shopping cart will, after checkout, be redirected to the payment gateway where only the credit card payment option will be available.
After a successful first payment, there is no need for the buyer to make any further manual payments for the subscription.
The recurring amount will be deducted from their credit card in accordance with the time period, billing date, and number of payments (cycles) given.
Each successful payment will add an ITN to the shopping cart and will be able to manage the subscription via an API or from the payment gateway backend.
Ad Hoc Payments:
A buyer who agrees to enter into an ad hoc agreement from the shopping cart will, after checkout, be redirected to the payment gateway where only the credit card payment option will be available.
After a successful first payment, there is no need for the buyer to make any further manual payments.
For any future payments, the website owner will only need to send a token value to the API to have the associated credit card of the buyer charged.
On each successful payment, an ITN will be sent to the website owner and they will be able to manage the subscription via the API or from their payment gateway backend.
Why use Recurring Billing and Subscriptions?
When offering an eCommerce membership, a website like a directory listing website can offer a time-period subscription, for example, 12 months with either a month-to-month payment or an annual subscription.
Recurring Billing can be configured so that the customer is charged indefinitely until they cancel the payment with the payment gateway.
Why use Ad Hoc Payments?
For instance, when selling an ongoing service over a fixed time period, payment can be structured so that the buyer pays for the service in the number of payments (cycles).