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  4. Does WooCommerce Payments support Subscriptions and recurring payments?

Does WooCommerce Payments support Subscriptions and recurring payments?

Unlike other payment gateways, which require the use of the Subscriptions extension, WooCommerce Payments supports both the Subscriptions extension and offers built-in subscriptions functionality that can be used without the Subscriptions extension.

As a result, when using WooCommerce Payments, you have a choice between two different ways to sell subscriptions:

  • The built-in subscription functionality
  • The WooCommerce Subscriptions extension

To learn more about each one and which might be best for your store, please consult our comparison guide. To learn how to use the built-in subscriptions functions of WooCommerce Payments, refer to the subscriptions section of our documentation.

Compatibility with additional payment methods

WooCommerce Payments can display additional payment methods based on the customer’s location. Some of these are also compatible with the Subscriptions extension.

Payment MethodCompatibility
Credit CardsYes
SEPA Direct Debit1Yes
BancontactVia SEPA1
SofortVia SEPA1

While iDeal, Bancontact, and Sofort support recurring payments via SEPA Direct Debit1, SEPA is the option shown to customers at checkout. Przelewy24 and giropay do not support recurring payments with the Subscriptions extension.

If you are using the built-in subscriptions functionality of WooCommerce Payments, only card payments are supported.

1 SEPA is currently available only in private beta.


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