To the best of my knowledge there is no way for a paypal subscriptions to be modified without canceling a subscription and setting up a new subscription. If someone knows this isn't the case let us know. We have spoken to paypal multiple times about this.
As for domains - they aren't billed every month so the domain example is slightly different but we would still be interested in hearing more on this if someone can provide the needed information.
GoDaddy uses Merchant agreement. It is nice, but I do not think that is really necessary here.
I think, the real worry with us is not the need to click the "pay" button but the fear that we forgot one day and then.... all our business is offline Especially with your current policy that once one VPS is unpaid the whole account (all VPS/Hybrids/etc) is suspended.
Why not an option to pay in advance? A clear balance shown on the client area that is automaticaly used up when needed. It would also make all addon purchases/upgrades/downgrades simplier for both clients and sales team. Also you would save some money (each PayPal transaction fee is minimum $0.50).
Companies like GoDaddy require you to set-up merchant agreements with them, and then they can take money out of your account without you having to do anything.
I think it's called that (a merchant agreement? Either that or a billing agreement?).
Anywhoo, it has its advantages and disadvantages really - it is quite nice to be able to buy something and not have to login to PayPal all the time, however if you (for example) leave a domain you don't want on auto-renewal, you can be billed without doing anything (which is never fun).
Credits won't appear in the Client portal but customers can pay in advance and it will pull from that money each month.
I do agree the transaction fee's add up. Same on the credit card side.
Yeah, they set up a special type of account and pretty much skip over it. They also force it to be linked to a card, which I hate and kind of nulls the entire point of using Paypal for me.
If I change my billing address (with my bank) to match my shipping address (the PO Box), will that affect my automated deposit from my employer?