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Paypal - Alternative payment options (no paypal account) (eg credit card)

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Hopefully an easy one. I'm looking at using the inbuilt cart/checkout. Catalogues/categories and all setup and am using the Paypal sandbox. However, I'm only getting the pay by Paypal option.

My question is, is allowing alternative payment methods (bank/credit card) determined by the Paypal account or is it determined according to what is sent (ie in this case how ocPortal's default transactions are configured/coded).

Or another way of looking at it is, do I have to playing around with the ocPortal E-Commerce code (I can't see that it's in the configuration) or do I simply change account settings in Paypal or perhaps is there something else that I'm missing?

Regards, Mike.
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I believe it's that you need a business paypal account. I haven't checked this for years, but this was the case in the past. A business account can do diverse payment types, is free, but charges transactions - a free account is paypal-to-paypal only (basically).


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Finding concise PayPal information can be an exercise in deciphering and piecing together, but here's more info:
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/article/?solutionId=FAQ2347

You can see it seems to directly contradict their summary table here:
https://www.paypal.com/lu/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/general/PayPalAccountTypes-outside

Likely the reason is that they don't allow credit card payments onto personal accounts for website payments, but do for direct money sends. But I'm guessing TBH.


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​Chris thanks, the problem has been resolved. The issue was that the account wasn't set-up appropriately.

Just as on offshoot that you may find interesting. Our goal is to get donations (some) but to award a rank image by actually selling the image via the cart (this part is actually working but needs some work on sprucing it up). We then hope to feed this into automatic rank promotion.  So a warning I'll probably be bugging you again in the near future. :)

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PayPal is a nightmare to sort out their options. There are many different components and pay account types depending on what you want to do.

If you need recurring payments i.e every "period/year" auto renew that is different to the make a one off amount. ALL seem to have pay by by PayPal first because they link your bank account. BUT they do (usually at the bottom of the pay screen have links to "Pay by Credit card" you can use Visa or Mastercard only. (No Amex or JCB)

If you want EftPOS then you need the paid $30.00 a month subscription account.

If you are going to make some pages available by subscription it may require some additional development work. There are third party tools like S2 but why head down that road when you have such a product like OCPortal.

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PayPal is a nightmare to sort out their options. There are many different components and pay account types depending on what you want to do.

If you need recurring payments i.e every "period/year" auto renew that is different to the make a one off amount. ALL seem to have pay by by PayPal first because they link your bank account. BUT they do (usually at the bottom of the pay screen have links to "Pay by Credit card" you can use Visa or Mastercard only. (No Amex or JCB)

If you want EftPOS then you need the paid $30.00 a month subscription account.

If you are going to make some pages available by subscription it may require some additional development work. There are third party tools like S2 but why head down that road when you have such a product like OCPortal.

You wouldn't  for a moment change to anything else …
Site Security automation - AAA+
Software versatility - AAA+
Response from developer team - AAA+
Bug fixes proactive - AAA+
Enthusiasm - AAA+
Forward thinking approach - AAA+

  
True. The integration process is quite complicated and I am not a techie guy as well. That's the reason why I switched to a different payment processor - Allied Wallet. And so far I am pleased with their services and support.


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