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PayPal - understanding the process

Any vendor using the Sage Pay system to process transactions has the option to use PayPal as a payment method.

Your shoppers will then be able to choose from the standard card types that are available on your account and PayPal when making the payment to your business.

If you are using the Form or Server methods of integration your shopper will be taken to your Sage Pay hosted payment pages where they can choose from the cards that are available on your account.

Along with list of cards you will also have the option to choose PayPal.

After you have selected PayPal your shopper will then be moved over from our secure payment pages onto PayPal to confirm their details and complete the transaction.

On the PayPal pages the shopper will need to log into their PayPal account (email and password) and complete the transaction.

They will then be transferred back through to Sage Pay payment pages to finalise the transaction before being re-directed back through to your own website to confirm the transaction has been processed.

If you are using the Sage Pay direct method of integration you will be controlling the transaction and simply sending information through to Sage pay when PayPal is requested as a payment option.

When this happens the request will be sent through to Sage Pay and we will request the payment session from PayPal.  This information will be passed back through to your site and your shopper will then be transferred through to PayPal to complete the transaction.

Once the shopper has logged into their PayPal account and confirmed the transaction they will be passed back directly to your website to be given the status of their transaction.

What are the benefits?

The biggest benefit of using PayPal as part of your Sage pay integration is that all of your transactional activity will be captured and logged in the same platform.  This will give you and your business greater control over your transactions and enable you to manage your activity far more effectively.

There are no additional charges for using PayPal through your Sage Pay account, any transactions processed through Sage Pay using your PayPal account will be subjected to the % charges applied by PayPal.

How do I set this up?

The first thing you will need to do is obtain a PayPal business account.  Once you have this you can test your PayPal integration by setting up a test PayPal account and linking it to your test Sage Pay account.

Or, you can link your live PayPal account straight to your Sage Pay account and start accepting payments today.

If you don’t have  a PayPal account or would like to get this set-up give our team a call and they will be happy to help get you started.