What is the difference between One-off and Subscription payments ?

Subscriptions Agreement with One Off:

  • Use it when the user wants to set up an agreement and you want to charge upfront. I.e. iTunes subscription which starts to be effective from the moment money is paid.
  • You will use this when you want the customer to pay for the first month. Read more here
  • Initiated by User / redirect needs to happen for user to accept it.

Subscriptions Payment:

  • Use it when you need to charge periodic payment.
  • This is the only type of payment merchant has ability to initiate. And this will end up within users app at least 1 day prior to duedate.

Subscription Agreement: 

  • You can use this when you want the first month to be free. You can read more about it here

Subscriptions One-Off payment:

  • Use it when user has active agreement and he wants to order extra services/products. I.e. on top of iTunes subscriptions to rent a movie.
  • Initiated by User / redirect needs to happen for user to accept it.
  • One-off invoices are used to request payment for specific goods or services. For example, you might invoice for a delivery of physical goods.