2014 UPDATE: If you use Braintree as the payment gateway for your Chargify Site, your customers can pay with a credit card or with their PayPal account. See our Braintree & PayPal support documentation for up-to-date information.

Since we entered private beta, one of the most requested features has been PayPal merchant services support. PayPal’s Website Payments products ease the pain of finding a gateway and merchant account, making it simple to start charging customer cards.

This week, we introduced support for PayPal Website Payments Pro in the United States. Next week, we will add support for PayPal accounts in Canada and the United Kingdom. We also plan to support PayPal Payflow Pro in the near future.

What does this mean for your business? You can now use Chargify by registering for a PayPal Business account and signing up for Website Payments Pro. Once your account is active, just enter your username, password, and signature into the Gateway Settings area in Chargify. The barrier to entry to add subscription billing to your site has never been lower.

Unfortunately, PayPal isn’t an option for some merchants. If you can’t use PayPal but have another gateway in mind, please let us know by posting a feature request on Chargify’s UserVoice site. You can also check out all of the other merchant accounts and payment gateways we support on our merchant account and payment gateway page.

2010 NOTE: Approximately 2 months after the original blog post (above) was written, we removed PayPal support. Please see our blog about that here: Why We Removed PayPal WPP