How to accept PayPal payment on events booking?
PayPal payment gateway is a payment processing system that allows you to accept and process transactions online.
It provides a user-friendly interface for users to easily access the website and initiate a payment for booking tickets, purchasing products, subscriptions, or memberships as well as paying for services.
PayPal payment gateway is known to be one of the most used payment options by buyers. A report by Buildyourdream states that 87.5% of online buyers use PayPal.
This payment gateway can be a perfect solution for all types of websites.
The PayPal payment processing system can be incorporated into any WordPress website utilizing the EventPrime core plugin. The plugin comes with an inbuilt integration of PayPal.
You can explore all the features of EventPrime PayPal integration here.
Features of EventPrime PayPal integration
The two key features of EventPrime PayPal integration are:
- Allows you to accept PayPal payments online from customers.
- Secure transactions for customers.
Out of the available options, PayPal is the most renowned and secured gateway that you can incorporate on any website.
PayPal payment gateway integration in WordPress offers a safe and secure payment gateway option. With this integration, you can add PayPal to your forms, event bookings, registrations, and more.
Additionally, EventPrime comes with other payment options including Stripe payment, and offline payment.
In this blog, we will demonstrate how to integrate PayPal payment gateway and the process of accepting payments through PayPal. However, you will require an SSL certificate to host safe transactions.
How to integrate PayPal payment gateway and the process of accepting payments through PayPal
To start accepting PayPal payments on your website, you need to download and install the EventPrime core plugin. Click the button below to download the plugin.
Once the plugin is downloaded, follow the steps below:
Step1: Install and activate the plugin on your WordPress dashboard.
Step2: Now go to the EventPrime left menu and click on Global Settings.
Step3: This will redirect you to the “Global Setting” page. Here you will find the Payments option. Further, click to open the setting.
Step4: Select PayPal and you will get a configuration option below it. Before that make sure you have a registered PayPal account to accept payments.
Step5: Click on configure option.
Step6: This will take you to the PayPal gateway settings page.
Step7: Test Mode is the first option. Click this option to enable PayPal Sandbox. PayPal Sandbox can be used to test payments without initiating actual transactions.
Step8: Further, enter your email address registered with Paypal in the “PayPal Email” text box.
Step9: Provide your PayPal API username in the “PayPal API Username” text box.
Step10: In addition to this, enter the PayPal API password and PayPal API signature in the respective text boxes.
Step11: Save the setting once done. The PayPal payment option will now be available for all bookings.
How users can use PayPal on your website to book events?
Step1: Go to the events calendar and hover your cursor over the event you want to book.
Step2: Click on ‘Book Now’ to book the event.
Step3: Fill in the number of seats, attendee details, and click ‘Proceed.’
Step4: On the next page, you can select PayPal and click ‘Checkout.’
Step5: It will redirect you to the PayPal page. Once done, you will receive a confirmation message.
The Last Word
PayPal is one of the best payment gateways across the globe. Adding PayPal Payment Gateway to your events WordPress website will surely help you increase sales.
Similarly, you can also incorporate other payment options such as Stripe and Offline payment with EventPrime. In addition to that, you can also download the extensions separately.
Hopefully, this guide on how to set up PayPal to accept payments helped you set up PayPal smoothly. If you require any further assistance, please feel free to comment below and we will reach out to you.
2 CommentsLeave a Comment
This is not really helpful. I can read so I know what needs to go where like “PayPal API Username”. But where on earth do you get that in your Paypal dashboard? It seems Paypal have moved on to a newer method of using APIs and this seems to be legacy? Or is your method new and where can I find these details?
Hi Walton, Thanks for trying out EventPrime. You need to go to Global Settings inside the admin dashboard. In the Global Settings dashboard, go to payments. There are three distinct payment processors available in EventPrime, Paypal, Offline and Stripe payment. When you enable Paypal checkbox a configure link will appear and by clicking on configure a popup will appear containing all the required fields to configure the PayPal system. By filling up all the required details you can use Paypal Payment method.
You can now also see a new checkbox present at the bottom, Enable New PayPal. This will turn on the new PayPal checkout experience which completes the payment without requiring the user to leave the site. Once you enable its checkbox, a new field pops up, Paypal Client ID. Enter your PayPal Client ID in the box. After you have filled all the required details, click on save. Now, the New Paypal system is activated, which will be displayed when the user proceed with their payment. The payment will take place without requiring the user to leave the site.