Payment Methods Accepted by FastSpring

Last modified November 15, 2018

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FastSpring accepts a wide variety of payment methods from your customers. The payment methods available vary depending on the customer's location and the type of transaction being processed.

Generally speaking, credit and debit card transactions are available everywhere, and more payment methods are available for a single-payment or stand-alone transaction than for automatically recurring or managed subscription-based transactions.  This is because many popular payment methods involve a bank transfer requiring direct customer involvement (e.g. signing in, entering a code, or initiating a wire transfer) during transaction processing. For subscriptions with automatic rebills (or managed subscriptions), transactions can be processed automatically without customer intervention, so payment methods that require direct customer involvement cannot be used. However, such payment methods may be available for manual renewal subscriptions.

Here are some examples of payment methods available in various worldwide locations.

Note

Purchase Orders are available in all locations for purchases of non-subscription products and bundles. Successful purchase order transactions can be completed by buyers using the payment methods listed below.

For purchase order transactions in US Dollars, customers in the United States can also make payment by mailing a physical check or money order. Checks and money orders cannot be used without first placing a purchase order transaction; payment instructions sent to purchase order customers will include an address to which a check or money order can be sent.

Purchase orders cannot be used for gift purchases.

Note

FastSpring accepts the following credit cards:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and UnionPay.
Country Available Payment Methods
for Single Payment Transactions 
Available Payment Methods
for Subscription Transactions and Gift Purchases*
US Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Amazon Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Amazon
CA Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
FR Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
DE Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort, Giropay Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
JP Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
NL Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort, iDeal Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
RU Credit / Debit Card, Wire Transfer Credit / Debit Card
CN Credit / Debit Card, Wire Transfer, Alipay Credit / Debit Card
AT Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
BE Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
CH Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
ES Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
GB Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
IT Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal
PL Credit / Debit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Sofort Credit / Debit Card, PayPal

*The gift purchases feature is currently in beta testing. For more information, please see Gift Purchases.