Frequently Asked Questions - PayPal


Can I use my bank or other credit card processor instead of PayPal to accept online payments or donations on our website?


How do we get PayPal on our website to accept payments or donations?

You contact PayPal and email us a specific web code or "HTML snippet" that we place on a donation page. It contains a specific reference to your account which PayPal generates specifically for your organization. The web code looks like this below:

<form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr"> <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" /> <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="PRDYE8B4HPR8J" /> <input border="0" alt="PayPal" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" type="image" name="submit" /> <img border="0" alt="" width="1" height="1" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" /> </form>


What does that web code look like on my web page?

It creates a Donate button (or Buy Now, or Pay Now button) similar to the ones below. This sample images below are not linked to PayPal.

[We accept online payments and donations through PayPal.] [We accept online payments and donations through PayPal.] [We accept online payments and donations through PayPal.]

What cards should display?

Ask for MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and generic bank. Do NOT get Union Pay or strange new services.


What title should display?

Do NOT let PayPal just put your email address as the recipient. It should list your organization or company. If you are a private individual, it should list your name.


Do you have examples of how other sites implement PayPal on their shop or donate page?


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