PayPal Payments

July 26, 2016 11:01 am

paypalWe’re happy to announce our newest feature: Payments via PayPal. You can now add credit to your account by transferring funds from a PayPal account.

While any customer can use PayPal to fund their account, new customers will still need to sign up using a credit card. You can use PayPal from then on.

This is in part because we don’t yet have the ability to automatically transfer funds from PayPal. If you intend on paying only via PayPal, you will need to ensure that you have enough credit on your Linode account to cover your next invoice. Otherwise, our system will attempt to collect any remaining balance from the credit card you have on file.

To start using PayPal just log into your Linode Manager and go to the Account -> Make a Payment tab.

Enjoy!

16 Responses

  1. PayPal would be nice, but automatic payments are a must have! PayPal has a “recurring payment” scheme for that. Looking forward to seeing support for that!

  2. Why not switch the whole system to Stripe?

  3. Well, who say we can’t use a virtual credit card?
    But this is definitely something better than AWS.

  4. +1 for support of recurring payments using PayPal.
    I’m located in France so my bank take a fee on all non-EUR payments made using my credit card.

  5. Yeah, this is what I waiting for since 3 years ago. Good job!

  6. @Ed What exactly would that achieve? They already accept Credit Card payments. PayPal is a completely seperate platform and doesn’t integrate with Stripe – they have nothing to do with each other.

  7. I guess at this point the rumor you weren’t taking PayPal because your TOS allows things banned by PayPal was false. If that was the case, woudn’t CloudFlare have been banned from PayPal a lot sooner because they allow things not allowed by Linode’s TOS?

    However, I take it I cannot yet use PayPal Subscription to keep my Linode paid up?

    Will there come a point when I can use only PayPal, and get my debit card number removed from your systems?

  8. @William That’s the first I’ve ever heard of that rumour and I’ve been a customer and active member of the Linode community since 2005. My understanding for Linode not accepting PayPal has always been purely a business decision. PayPal has an incredibly bad reputation for not offering businesses any real protection. PayPal has a very long and checkered history for suspending accounts and holding onto large amounts of money with little to no recourse available for businesses to try to overturn their decision or recover their funds.

    I’d say Linode is still requiring new accounts to sign up with a credit card as a safety and verification measure in an effort to mitigate the risks of fraud. It also serves as a backup payment method when they run billing in the event that your account doesn’t have enough credit on it to cover an invoice. If you don’t want your credit card to be charged, it’s simple enough to just do a manual payment with PayPal to add credit to your account before invoices are generated.

  9. Finally, what was delaying you guys from offering PayPal as a payment processor since the start? Transaction fees?

    Thanks for bringing it.

  10. Yeah, this is what I waiting for since 3 years ago. Good job!

  11. wow great , this is what I waiting for since 4 years ago. great job thanks .

  12. i still have not a credit card, fully support using paypal will be awesome!

  13. You guys should create a uservoice for people to post ideas to…it would be funner than a forum and it makes customers feel more heard, at least I think so… cheers!

  14. This is awesome!!!

  15. Buenas quiero comprar VPS , pero no puedo por que solo tengo cuenta Paypal
    Por que no aumentan el sistema de pago por paypal, tal como lo hace digital oceam, el medio de pago es mucho mas rapido.

  16. That’s a good idea! In the meantime please feel free to send your suggestions to feedback@linode.com as well, we read everything that goes into there.

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