How to Pay Adobe with PayPal, or Buy CC Without a Credit Card
For years it was difficult if not impossible to buy Adobe software online (especially the newer CC subscriptions) and pay with PayPal instead of a credit card or debit card. But finally, great news: Adobe has just made it possible to purchase all software using PayPal in many countries worldwide, so you can now buy Creative Cloud (or CS6) without a credit card.
These countries include the US, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and much of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain). Alternatively, payment using Switch or Solo is also supported in the UK.
This welcome new development has been quietly rolled out this week, and added to Adobe’s online FAQ under the question: “Which payment options can be used to purchase your Creative Cloud membership?”
PayPal is now accepted for monthly, annual, or prepaid memberships as full payment for all Creative Cloud plans, even the $9.99/mo. Photoshop + Lightroom CC Photography Bundle. Note however that the PayPal payment method is available only directly at the online Adobe Store, and not through phone sales.
And there is no longer any trick or technique you need to use to sign up or pay using PayPal… Just click the “PayPal” button on the checkout page (instead of Visa or Mastercard or American Express), and then Adobe’s system will transfer and help complete the process using the email address linked to your PayPal account. Once completed, you will have selected PayPal as your preferred payment method with Adobe:
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Also now possible: If you are already subscribed to Creative Cloud with a credit card then you should be able to change it over to pay with PayPal by following these directions, and then you can remove the credit card information from your Adobe account if you like.
Adobe CC is now broadly available in over 80 countries worldwide, and we’re told by Adobe that they’re working to make Creative Cloud as widely available as possible including expanding PayPal support to other regions including Asia, Africa and South America.
This is good to hear because the recent CC 2015 release of creative desktop tools is seeing strong adoption, but some folks either don’t have a credit card or still prefer not to use one. Now, with Adobe’s new acceptance of PayPal, both of these solutions are now both possible and easy.
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