It’s undoubtedly Paypal is one of the most used online payment way in the world. Paypal‘s auto-payment function provides with much convenience for its users who subscribe service(s) with the recurring fee.

When you don’t want the service to be paid via Paypal or just cancel it, don’t forget to stop its Auto-payment option in your account, or else the renewal fee can be automatically charged again.

This situation struck me days ago. I registered a domain under a two-year plan at a leading domain registrar in 2008. When then paying through Paypal, I agreed to the afore-mentioned automatic payment plan.

Recently, the domain registration company reminded me to renew my domain several times, I repeatedly ignored that reminder as I don’t want to own it any longer. Until one day, only when Paypal’s payment receipt arrived at my email box to tell me that 41 dollars were paid I realized the Paypal auto-payment wasn’t canceled yet.

Apparently, it was too late for me to do anything except that I unwittingly own that domain name for two more years .

In order to let the similar case not happen to fellow bloggers, I conceived this post. Scroll down for the steps of how to disable the automatic renewal fee charging in Paypal.

1). Log in Paypal.com, click on Profile.
2). In the Profile page, click on Pay List (Note: not Recurring Payments or Preapproved Payments) option under the Financial Information column.

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3). In the resultant Pay List Overview, you get a glimpse of all of preapproved automatic payments under your Paypal accounts and click on the one(s) you intend to disable.

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4). In the Billing Details page, click on Cancel beside the Status option

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5). When prompted with the Cancel Confirmation dialog box, click Yes

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6). Congratulations! You’ve successfully disabled Paypal Auto-payment/Automatic Fees Renewal!

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3 Responses to “Cancel Auto-payment/Automatic Fee Renewal in Paypal [w/ Graphic Guide]”

  1. Mike says:

    excellent information, the interface has changed but this certainly helped me to find the page within Paypal to cancel the auto bill on a merchant.

    Nice work!

  2. Suresh Khanal says:

    This is what happening to me these days and I wish to cancel some subscriptions. To my dismay the images you’ve provided do not match with the current pages I see in my account. I’d be glad if you update the images and procedure.

  3. 123123 says:

    thank you

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