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:
For PayPal setup watch the following Video:
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:
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:
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