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How to set up PayPal payment page

Step by step guide to add PayPal payment page as your payment provider on Bókun

What is the difference between PayPal Token and PayPal Payment Page?#

PayPal Payment page redirects customers to a payment page in order to complete their payment while PayPal Token allows your customers to complete their payments on your website. Your customers stay on your website to complete the payment.

How do I get started?#

The first thing you need to do is to contact PayPal, make a contract for them to become your payment provider and apply for a Payment Page. When you have a contract in place with PayPal, you can connect PayPal and Bókun.

How do I add PayPal as a payment provider?#

Click Online sales in the side navigation, then click Payment Providers.

Click on the PayPal logo in order to configure PayPal as your payment provider.

Click the PayPal logo to add them as your payment provider.

Select the PayPal Payment Page tab and fill in the following form according to the integration information you get from PayPal. You choose the name yourself but PayPal provides you with all the other information.

Title: The name you want to give the connection. A common title is PayPal Payments
Business: PayPal provides this code (information below on how to get this number)
Bn: PayPal provides this code (information below on how to get this number)

Where do I find Business and Bn?#

1. Log into your PayPal account.
2. Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, navigate to Seller Tools and then click Manage

3. Click Buy Now

Step 1
Create Buy Now button. Please note that you don't need to fill in all the information. Continue on to Step 2 (very important).

Step 2
UN-CHECK the box next to Save Button at PayPal.

Step 3
Do NOT make any changes in this step. Click the Create Button at the bottom.

This generates your button code. Now click Remove code protection.

Expand the frame with the code so you can see all the values without having to scroll down. Copy the Bn and Business values from within the brackets of the code and paste them into the Bókun contract configuration.

Make sure that there are no spaces in the fields, either before or after, the numbers. If there are spaces, you will get an error message when you try to continue to payment in the booking process.

On the picture you can see how the codes should look like. Just keep in mind that these are NOT numbers that you can use, you will find your codes on your PayPal account as described above.

Paste the codes into the Business and Bn fields on Bókun. Remember to click Save.

How does the PayPal Payment Page appear on my website?#

A Pay with PayPa_l button will appear on your checkout widget on your website. The traveler will click the _Pay button and be transferred to a secure payment page with PayPal where he/she completes his/her payment.

What next? How do I start accepting payments via PayPal Payment Page?#

You need to add the payment provider to your Booking Channel. A booking channel is an online sales channel that tracks where your online bookings are coming from. Usually, it will be your company's website. Learn more about Booking Channels.

You can sign up for more than one payment provider, that's why you need to select the correct one. You can for example use one payment provider for your European travelers, and another one for your US travelers.

Select on Online Sales in the side navigation and then select Booking Channels. Select the booking channel you want to add the payment provider to.

Select the booking channel you want to add the payment provider to.

Navigate to Pricing and Payments in the left-hand side menu. Select your payment provider for this Booking channel from the drop-down menu and click Continue.

Note: For Bókun Pay, make sure the Allow any currency button is greyed out / not selected.

Now you are set and ready to accept payments on your website.

The last step: Test your payment process#

After you add a booking engine to your website, it's a good rule to create a booking and pay for it. This is to test both the booking process and to double check that your payment option is functioning as it should. Learn more about how you can add a booking engine to your website and test the whole booking process.