PayPal to PayPal
Learn how to migrate recurring plans between PayPal accounts
The general workflow and timeline for this type of migration can be illustrated as follows:
This migration type indicates that you are using PayPal as your payment processor and want to migrate recurring plans to the PayPal account that's connected to Fundraise Up. Please follow the steps below. The Chrome extension will look for all of the plans that can be processed through Fundraise Up:
- Go to the Chrome Web Store and install the extension.
- Go to PayPal and ensure that you have signed in and authenticated.
- Open the extensions panel in the top right corner of Chrome:
- Pin the extension to simplify its management.
- Click on the extension icon and choose “Start” to start the collection process.
Once the processing has run, the PayPal page should load, and you can see the progress indicator. The data collection time depends on the amount of data. You will also probably notice page reloads and blinking, which is normal during the process.
Once the data has been collected successfully, a CSV file with the resulting data will download.
6. Once the CSV has been processed, please send us the extracted CSV file along with a Google Sheets link with the recurring plans information, using the following data format. For us to use the data, it needs to be formatted in a particular way. Click here to see the instructions and to get a sample template you can use. Please make a copy of this sheet and share it with email@example.com after filling in necessary fields. You can extract the recurring plans data from your CRM or a third-party merchant processor. For the PayPal information you've extracted please use the PayPal Billing Agreements with "Metadata Field Name" (baid) and "Metadata Field Value" (B-9SA879531D994413S). in order to match them with their related plans. See an example below:
Please send us a link to the completed spreadsheet and make sure that:
- You thoroughly reviewed the crucial information at the start of the sheet, as well as the specific annotations accompanying each column.
- Stripe IDs / Billing Agreement IDs match their related plans.
- The last donation date is aligned with the donation frequency, ensuring that it falls within a reasonable time frame (e.g., for a Monthly donation frequency, the last donation date should not exceed one month from the current date). Kindly refrain from auto-filling missing date and time of the last donation.
- Zeros before last 4 credit card digits, ZIP codes or other fields are preserved, as predefined Excel / Google Sheets format may remove them.
- The provided Fundraise Up account ID is accurate, and the chosen campaigns and designations exist within the specified account. For campaigns and designations, it is necessary to specify their respective IDs.
- No duplicate emails or unique identifiers (such as Stripe IDs / Billing Agreement IDs) can be found in the sheet.
7. Data review and validation - We examine the submitted data, ensuring all required fields are accurately completed and formatted. We also confirm that plans correspond to their respective PayPal Billing Agreements and conduct additional checks as necessary. During this stage, we may reach out to you for further dataset details.
8. Scheduling Stop Processing and Migration Dates - Once everything is validated and approved, please provide us with a stop processing date, time, and timezone for migrating recurring plans. If you're using a merchant processor to manage recurring plans, schedule the stop processing date with them. After confirming the date, we will arrange the migration accordingly. We'll also re-adjust the dataset to guarantee that the last donation is up-to-date and donors won't be double-charged. Lastly, we deliver the data to our billing team.
9. Migration complete - Once the migration is complete, you'll receive a confirmation with the number of migrated plans and the number of plans charged upon creation. To view the full results, navigate to the Recurring tab in your Fundraise Up dashboard and select “Recurring migration” in the Source filter.
The extension popup provides action buttons along with minimal technical information.
If the activity page is selected as a data source, it can continue data collection.
Also, it is possible to download collected data from the extension cache.
Right-clicking on the extension icon and choosing “Options” will navigate to the options page.
The only available option is to force data collection from the activity page, which is expected to be more reliable.