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PayPal information for buyers, sellers, and developers.

PayPal Marketing Solutions – Insights and Promotions

PayPal Marketing Solutions combines promotional banners for PayPal Credit on your site with shopper analytics tools.  These tools allow sellers to better understand what their customers are looking for and create an engaging shopping experience that helps...

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What is PayPal Express Checkout

PayPal provides many different products to integrate payments into websites and applications.  Express Checkout is just one of the many available methods.  That said, it is the most widely used and feature-packed way to tie PayPal payments into your app, and it is my...

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6 Advantages of PayPal Express Checkout

Most people start out with PayPal by integrating PayPal Standard payment buttons into websites.  This is great, and it's a simple way to get up and running quickly with PayPal, but there's another option available to developers that has a lot of advantages:  PayPal...

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How to Create a PayPal Button

PayPal provides a "Button Factory" within any PayPal business account that can be used to create basic payment buttons for PayPal.  The PayPal Button Factory supports the following types of payment buttons:   Shopping Cart (Add to Cart and View Cart) Buy Now...

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WooCommerce Update Tips

Introduction WooCommerce is widely used and loved by many.  There is one thing about it, though, that can cause nightmares for people; the WooCommerce update release. If you have tools that automatically update your WordPress plugins for you...

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Verify PayPal Account

Introduction One of the first things you should do when creating a new PayPal is verifying the account.  What exactly is that, though, and how do you go about doing it?  We'll take a look at that here. What is PayPal Verification? Like any other online service, pretty...

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PayPal Pay with Credit Card

Video Demo Step 1 - Add Credit Card to PayPal Account The first thing you need to do if you haven't already is add one or more credit cards to your PayPal wallet (account).  This will accomplish three things for you: Enables the ability to pay...

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PayPal Add Credit Card Tutorial

Advantages There are a few primary reasons it is always recommended to add one or more credit cards to your PayPal account. Confirms your address with PayPal so that sellers are comfortable shipping to you without delay. Protects your credit card and...

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PayPal Buyer Protection Now Includes Digital Goods

OverviewPayPal has provided protection for eligible purchases of physical goods for many years. Now, to bring themselves in line with coverage that other providers already offer, they are changing that protection to cover intangible (digital) goods. What...

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How to View PayPal Running Balance in New PayPal Design

How to View PayPal Running Balance in New PayPal Design

Overview PayPal has been rolling a new user interface design for the PayPal.com website for a while now.  Over time, PayPal has been adjusting the way reporting features are provided and displayed.   This includes the display of a running balance when reviewing your...

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How Does PayPal Work

Introduction to How Does PayPal Work? From Pony Express to telegraph transfers and fast wired transactions, people have always managed to find a way to transfer goods both nationally and internationally. However, the digital revolution has opened new doors to new ways...

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The Power of the Post

The Power of the Post Posting questions on forums online can be a very powerful tool for developers.  Not only will it allow you to learn from experienced developers who have accomplished your goal(s) before, but it will save you loads of time. What Do You Mean by The...

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How to Avoid Problems with PayPal While Traveling

Introduction PayPal has to manage millions of transactions and ensure that they are all legitimate to help protect their users.  One of the big “red flags” within PayPal’s system is when your account or debit card is used outside of the geographic area...

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PayPal SSL Error – POODLE Vulnerability

What is POODLE?POODLE is an internet security vulnerability that impacts the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 protocol, which was designed to ensure secure connections when browsing the Internet.  When exploited, this vulnerability enables a cyber criminal to gain...

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Recovering from PayPal Express Checkout Funding Failures

PayPal Express Checkout works by allowing buyers to utilize their PayPal digital wallet in order to make purchases.  This digital wallet may consist of bank account(s), debit card(s), and/or credit card(s). During checkout, the buyer chooses which funding method they...

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WooCommerce Add Custom Cart Fee Snippet

Recently I was contacted by a user of our PayPal for WooCommerce extension to inform me of a bug in the plugin. Custom fees were not getting included in the cart totals. As such, PayPal would return an invalid cart totals error upon checkout. Doh! I needed a quick way...

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