Collecting registration fees online through our integration with PayPal is easy. Some of the benefits include:
- Automatically receiving payment immediately upon completion of the registration process directly to your PayPal account
- Enabling your participants to pay using a PayPal account, credit card or debit card
- The ability to issue full or partial refunds directly from PayPal
- Complete tracking and reporting of all payments in FamilyID and in PayPal
You'll need to open a standard, business PayPal account and follow the steps to verify the account (this means connecting your PayPal account to your checking account). This can take 2-3 business days.
You can sign up for this standard PayPal account here: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-payments-standard
Once you have created your PayPal account, enter your PayPal address into your FamilyID account settings. Keep in mind that when you accept online payments, PayPal will charge you a transaction fee (typically 2.9% plus $.30 per registration, or 2.2% plus $.30 for organizations with 501(c)3 non-profit status). Some program providers elect to add an administrative fee to their registrations forms to cover those costs. Others accept the fee as a cost of doing business and do not pass that cost along to the registrants.
NOTE: Please test that this new PayPal account setup works before opening and accepting registrations.
Feel free to give us a call with any questions.