Payment Orchestration

Alternative payment methods

Encourage new sign ups by accepting alternate payment methods, including PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon Pay, and ACH.

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Don’t stop at credit cards—allow subscribers to pay in more of their favorite ways

Offer global payment options

Acquire and retain subscribers by offering the most popular global payment options to make both domestic and international payments easy and efficient.

Give the people what they want

84% of consumers have used peer-to-peer (P2P) payment methods such as PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. And 40% of millennial and Gen Z buyers prefer P2P.

Make it simple to pay

Remove friction from the signup process by offering even more ways for subscribers to pay by including alternate payment options along with credit cards.

Alternate payment methods entice global buyers

Explore a world of payment methods beyond credit cards including digital wallets and mobile payments like Amazon Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, SEPA, Bacs, BECS, ACH, and more.

  • Support both local and global payment options
  • Add new methods quickly and easily
  • Allow customers to store a backup payment method


A simple payment processing option for recurring payments that won’t require customers to provide credit card numbers or personal information.

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Amazon Pay

A frictionless, streamlined checkout process that allows customers to login and pay with their Amazon account credentials.

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Apple Pay on the Web

Provide seamless ecommerce experiences by enabling frictionless, secure credit and debit card payments on supported devices.

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Google Pay

Power online purchases on mobile devices, enabling customers to make payments with Android phones, tablets, or watches.

Google Pay


Stay competitive and relevant with the popular P2P social payment method trusted by millions.

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Expand your options and ensure fast, secure payouts by electronically collecting payments from a customer’s bank account.

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Global Payments via Adyen

Reach subscribers around the world by accepting a variety of local payment methods including SEPA Direct Debit, iDEAL, SOFORT, and more.

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Global Payments via GoCardless

Reach more subscribers by accepting direct debit payments. GoCardless enables businesses to receive international payments from 30+ countries.

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Tailor Brands

Anything related to our revenue is obviously very significant. So, our ability to ensure that our payment processing works smoothly and is effective was critical. This is the most important benefit Recurly gives us.

Maayan Kotler— Vice President of Marketing
Tailor Brands

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Frequently asked questions

What are payment alternative methods?

Alternative payment methods allow customers to transfer funds without a physical card or cash. These online payment options, such as Amazon Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal, continue to cater to different payment preferences that help subscription businesses convert potential customers into active subscribers.

Why should I offer support for multiple payment methods?

Offering support for multiple payments allows you to attract more customers by allowing them the choice to use their favorite payment methods, including ones offered in their preferred currency. Recurly customers saw a 119% revenue lift by enabling PayPal and a 154% revenue lift by enabling SEPA.

How do I choose which payment methods to support?

Many factors can affect which payment methods you offer, including which countries and currencies you support, which methods are popular among your target audiences, and which are supported by your preferred payment gateways.

What are the most common payment methods?

Credit and debit cards remain the most popular payment methods, but peer-to-peer payment options such as Venmo are gaining popularity. Similarly, alternative payments like Amazon Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal continue to gain market share.

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