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Pay by PayPal Option

When you sign up for a PayPal account, you can choose from among three account options: Personal, Premier, and Business. Transactions with a Personal account are free, but you'll need a Premier or Business account to accept debit or credit card payments, for which you'll pay a small fee. Opening a PayPal account and withdrawing money to a U.S. bank account are free.

Personal: Personal accounts are meant for use by individuals. With a Personal account, you can send and receive money for free, but you cannot receive payments funded by debit or credit cards. (Note: Members located outside your country will pay a one-time fee before they can send money.)

Premier and Business: To accept debit or credit card payments through your web site, sign up for a Premier or Business account. A Premier account is ideal for an individual seller with high volume, while Business accounts are reserved for businesses; both include the same flexible features. With a Premier or Business account, you can accept debit and credit card payments for a small fee per transaction.

If you choose to utilize PayPal as the payment option, you first must have an active account with either the business ID number or the email addressed attached to account.  You can set up a new PayPal account at www.paypal.com  .   In order to utilize the Instant Payment Notification option you must use a Paypal Premier or Business account. 

There are 2 primary steps to integrate your PayPal account.
    A.  Create a PayPal payment option on the ePly registration form.
    B.  Configure Instant Payment Notification on PayPal (optional).  This will cause PayPal payments made by registrants to automatically update the payment status on the ePly system.  (NOT available for Personal Paypal account.)

A.  Create a Paypal payment option on the ePly registration form:
  1. On the left hand side of screen click on 'Payment Option'. 



  2. Next click on 'Payment Option' tab.




  3. Select the PayPal check box and click on save--top right hand side of page.



  4. Click on 'Edit' - the screen below will open. 

  5. Enter PayPal Email or Business ID.


  6. Click on 'Save' - top or bottom right hand side. 

  7. The PayPal option will know appear on the registration form as shown below.
  8. Once the form is completed by a registrant and the click on 'Submit Registration' the following screen will open. 



  9. After the 'Pay Now' option is selected the final invoice from PayPal will appear.


B. Configure Instant Payment Notification on PayPal -  In order to utilize the Instant Payment Notification option you must the have a Premier or Business account with PayPal. 

For PayPal setup watch the following Video:
http://www.screencast.com/t/cR6xTxftqFN 

Configuring IPN (Instant Payment Notification) on your PayPal account is not necessary, but highly recommended.  Once set up, when a registrant pays through their PayPal account, the ePly sytem will be automatically notified.  The PayPal payment transaction is recorded into the ePly system, saving you this manual step.  Setup on Paypal is done as follows:
  1. Log into your PayPal account
  2. Under the 'My Account' tab, click 'Profile'.
  3. Click on the 'My Selling Tools' menu item.
  4. Next to 'Instant payment notifications', click the 'Update' link on the right  (you may need to first click the '+' under 'Getting paid and managing my risk').
  5. Click the 'Choose IPN Settings' button.
  6. In the 'Notification URL' box, enter 'https://www.eply.com/pay/paypal'
  7. Select the Receive IPN messages as Enabled
  8. Click 'Save'.
Before a transaction can be automatically updated in the ePly system, the transaction must be marked as 'Completed' by PayPal.  The default configuration of PayPal can cause certain transaction to be set to 'PENDING'.  To prevent this, it is recommended to review the 'Block Payments' settings configured in your PayPal Profile, as follows: 
  1. Log into your PayPal account
  2. Under the 'My Account' tab, click 'Profile'.
  3. Click on the 'My Selling Tools' menu item.
  4. Next to 'Block Payments', click the 'Update' link on the right  (you may need to first click the '+' under 'Getting paid and managing my risk').
  5. Review each option in this section.  
    • In particular, if the setting 'Block payments sent to me in a currency I do not hold' is set to 'Ask Me', then any transactions in other currencies will not be automatically converted.  Consider whether you want to change this.
  6. NOTE: Often you can manually 'Accept' pending transactions.  They will show up in your PayPal transaction history with an 'Accept' button instead of Completed.  Once you click Accept, the transaction will be completed, and the notification of this completion will be sent to the ePly system.
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