Mollie created the Recurring API to allow consumers to make repeated (periodical) payments. Payments to a gym or for a phone subscription come to mind, or upgrading the credit on a card (for instance the OV chip card). For more applications of Recurring, see also the blog post on this subject.
To make recurring payments possible, the consumer must first make an initial (first) payment. There are various ways of doing this.
For Recurring payments via SEPA Direct Debit these are the available first payment methods:
For Recurring payments via credit card, credit card is the only first payment method.
There are just a few conditions specific to the use of Recurring. It is, however, the case that SEPA Direct Debit or credit card must be activated in your account for the right website profile. These are payment methods carrying an increased risk, as the consumer can reverse payments (as opposed to, for instance, payments via iDEAL). We, therefore, do apply specific conditions to these payment methods. For more information, click on the payment method below:
- What exactly is Recurring and what are the possibilities?
- How do I create a consumer for Recurring?
- How do I obtain a mandate from my consumer for Recurring?
- Which payment methods are suited for a first payment?
- How can I make use of a once-only direct debit?