Accept PayPal Payments from your site in style
PayPal is an easy and relatively cheap method of accepting payments online and I have been accepting PayPal payments from my clients for several years now. I set up a site at pay.massiveblue.com a few years ago and when I sent a recent client there to pay their invoice they wanted to be able to charge their own clients in the same way, thus, ‘Accept PayPal Payments from your site in style’ was born.
What is it
This is simply a section on your site that allows your clients to fill in their invoice number, the amount they owe, select a currency and submit their payment to you via PayPal. If successful they are sent to a Thank You page, and likewise, if they cancel the payment at any time on the PayPal site they are sent to a Cancel page.
You can see it in action here and view the subsequent pages:
Feel free to submit a test payment if you like! :)
Installing this could not be any easier, it is just a couple of simple PHP files. All you need to do is update the
config.php file with your details and then upload the ‘payments’ folder to the root of your domain (http://yourdomain.com/payments/).
Important: You will need to check your PayPal settings in regard to receiving payments from other currencies. Log into PayPal and check the Payment Receiving Preferences section in your Profile. I suggest either allowing payments from other currencies to be converted to your local currency or simply edit the files and remove any of the currencies you would not like to accept payment from.
This is pretty straight forward but if you do run into any problems feel free to get in touch with me and I’ll see if I can help!
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