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Automatic authorization of recurring charges

Overview

The Avangate platform supports recurring billing for

  • Credit/debit cards
  • PayPal
  • DirectDebit 
  • iDeal

Availability

All Avangate accounts. 

Authorization scenarios

Depending on the renewal interval set for subscriptions, the Avangate system will charge customers in accordance with the following two scenarios:

  1. Subscription billing cycle smaller or equal to six (6) months. The Avangate system attempts to charge customers according to their time zone at a maximum of three (3) hours prior to the expiration of the current subscription.
  2. Subscription billing cycle is larger than six (6) months. Avangate makes the first attempt to charge shoppers two (2) days prior to the expiration date. The system makes a subsequent attempt one day before the subscription expires.

Grace period

The grace period provides an interval of time during which shoppers can purchase a subscription renewal, following the expiration deadline.

Configuring a grace period for subscriptions does not influence the recurring billing process. After the grace period, if any, runs out for expired subscriptions, customers have to purchase a new subscription. Avangate calculates expiration deadlines (GMT+02:00) from the the subscription generation date, taking into consideration the billing cycle you configured.