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Automatic authorization of recurring charges


The 2Checkout platform supports recurring billing for the following payment methods:

  • Credit/debit cards (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, JCB, Carte Bancaires, Dankort, Discover and local cards from Brazil and Turkey)
  • PayPal
  • DirectDebit 
  • iDeal
  • Sofort banking
  • eCheck/ACH
  • Neteller
  • Skrill


All 2Checkout accounts. 

Authorization scenarios

Depending on the renewal interval set for subscriptions, the 2Checkout system will charge customers in accordance with the following two scenarios:

  1. Subscription billing cycle smaller or equal to six (6) months. The 2Checkout 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. 2Checkout 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. 2Checkout calculates expiration deadlines (GMT+02:00) from the the subscription generation date, taking into consideration the billing cycle you configured.

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