What does it do?
The One-time Fee perk allows you to add a one-time fee to the first payment of a PayPal Standard subscription. For example, let’s say you’re signing users up for a web hosting package but need to charge them a setup fee on the initial payment. That is now possible with the One-time Fee perk!
How does it work?
PayPal Standard does not support a one-time fee on subscriptions natively; however, it does support a trial period. This perk uses the trial period functionality to simulate a one-time fee concept for PayPal Standard subscriptions.
Unfortunately, this means if you need a trial period and a one-time fee, this perk will not provide that functionality for you. Once you’ve activated the one-time fee, the trial period options will be disabled on the PayPal feed.
There are some interesting combinations that can happen with the One-time Fee and Recurring Amount options. Here is a list of these combinations and how they are processed.