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PayPal Request Money – How to Get Paid on PayPal

PayPal Request Money – How to Get Paid on PayPal

Introduction  PayPal provides a variety of methods to request and receive payment to your PayPal account.  Whether you just need something basic and quick, or you are looking for something more professional and unique, PayPal has you covered. PayPal Send Money PayPal...

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PayPal Standard Button Authorization and Capture

PayPal Standard Button Authorization and Capture

OverviewPayPal Standard is a basic way to add PayPal payments to your website.  It consists of a small snippet of HTML code dropped into your site code where you would like the button to be displayed. In the video we review a complaint from a user in /r/paypal.  I...

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PayPal Scam – Friends and Family – Fortnite Account Example

PayPal Scam – Friends and Family – Fortnite Account Example

Introduction Today I want to talk about another scam I’ve been seeing happen quite a bit with PayPal. There was a specific example just recently where somebody reached out to me on my Facebook chat. I kind of helped them through this live and made sure that they did...

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PayPal Here vs Square: Best SMB Payment System

Introduction For years, PayPal has been one of the most trusted and reliable online payment portals around. For all of the convenience it offers shoppers, use of the payment platform has dropped by more than 50% since 2014.  Why? It could have something to do with...

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PayPal Refund Fee Policy Update – No More Refunding Fees!

PayPal Refund Fee Policy Update – No More Refunding Fees!

Introduction There has been a lot of discussion lately about the new PayPal Refund Fee policy updates they are announcing.  Basically, PayPal will no longer be refunding the fee from initial payments when you refund your buyer. Many sellers are complaining loudly...

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What is a PayPal MicroPayments Account and How Does it Work?

What is a PayPal MicroPayments Account and How Does it Work?

Introduction If you are processing payments that are less than $12.00, PayPal MicroPayments accounts have a different fee structure that can save you thousands! In this article we will quickly discuss what PayPal Micropayments are and how they work.  You will gain an...

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The Best PayPal Alternatives Compared

Introduction PayPal has reigned supreme in the payment processing space since the early days of their partnership with eBay. However, the meteoric rise and dominance of the service did not come without backlash over the last two decades. Various criticism of PayPal...

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CheckoutWC with PayPal for WooCommerce

CheckoutWC with PayPal for WooCommerce

The Challenge The WooCommerce checkout flow does not perform well when comparing it to conversion rates of other shopping cart systems. Too many steps are required, and there are too many pages involved to maintain the best possible conversion rates for a checkout and...

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What is PayPal Checkout and How Does It Work?

What is PayPal Checkout and How Does It Work?

Introduction PayPal is a widely used payment processing gateway with hundreds of millions of users all over the world. PayPal Checkout (formerly known as Express Checkout) is the API product that PayPal provides for integration their payment services into your website...

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How to Create PayPal App

Introduction  To work with PayPal’s REST API environment, developers need to create a REST API app inside their PayPal developer account. The purpose of a REST API app is to generate your OAuth 2.0 credentials for the sandbox and live environments.    Developers can...

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Apple Credit Card vs. PayPal Credit Card

Apple Credit Card vs. PayPal Credit Card

Are you considering using a new credit card? With so many options on the market it can be difficult to know which one is the right choice for you. Now, with Apple entering the fray and providing their own credit card things have become even more complicated. You need...

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PayPal Scams – Payment Pending for Shipment Tracking

PayPal Scams – Payment Pending for Shipment Tracking

Introduction I spend a lot of time in PayPal community forums helping people with their PayPal questions.  In the passed few weeks, I have seen lots of posts related to a particular PayPal scam that fraudsters are using to trick sellers into shipping products even...

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Gutenberg WordPress Tutorial – How to Build a Custom Block

Gutenberg WordPress Tutorial – How to Build a Custom Block

Introduction With the release of WordPress 5.0 we are going to see major updates in the editor and that editor name is Gutenberg. It replaces the classic editor and provides a good interface by using blocks. In this Gutenberg WordPress tutorial we are creating a...

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Boost Your Business With PayPal’s Easy Online Invoicing

Boost Your Business With PayPal’s Easy Online Invoicing

Introduction PayPal is charging hard into the online invoicing space and company owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and self-employed professionals are the lucky beneficiaries. According to statistics compiled by enterprise cloud services giant Salesforce.com, almost...

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How to Reduce the Risk of PayPal Account Holds and Frozen Funds

How to Reduce the Risk of PayPal Account Holds and Frozen Funds

Introduction In the early days of the internet, PayPal was known as the easiest way to complete a purchase on eBay and other retail sites. That reputation has built the company into a modern financial giant, with PayPal transactions now being supported through sites,...

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An Introduction to PayPal

An Introduction to PayPal

An Introduction to PayPal PayPal is everywhere it seems. Not only has it been a mainstay of online commerce for two decades, it’s become a force in the brick and mortar world as well, with some retailers making it easy for consumers to spend their funds via PayPal...

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Create an Invoice On PayPal

Create an Invoice On PayPal

Introduction If you run a business of any kind, getting paid in a timely and efficient manner is one of the most important ingredients in the recipe. When dealing with online clients and consumers, then, knowing how to create and send a PayPal invoice is absolutely...

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