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 and make an account with them to make PayPal your payment provider. Once you have a contract with PayPal, you can connect PayPal and Bókun together.

How to Add PayPal Toke as a Payment Provider:

Select the gear icon in the top right hand corner of your screen and select “Payment Providers” from the side menu.

Click on the blue "Yes" button in order to configure PayPal as your payment provider.

Select the PayPal Logo to add PayPal as your payment provider. 

Select  "PayPal Token." 

Fill in the following information for PayPal Token according to the integration information you get in the PayPal Admin page.

Title: The name you want to give the connection. A common title is PayPal Payments.

Buy Now Token (Client ID): PayPal provides this code (see instructions below). 

Currency: Add the currency that you selected in make your PayPal contract.

Where do I find the Client ID?

  1. Log in to PayPal developer at https://developer.paypal.com/developer/applications/
  2. Scroll down the page until you get to "Express Checkout via Braintree SDK - Live Account."
  3. Click on "Generate Live Access Token"
  4. Copy the "AccessToken" from the form that appears when you generate the Live Access Token

Please make sure you copy the whole code and that there are no spaces in the fields. You will otherwise get an error message when you try to continue to payment in the booking process.

Please note that the code shown in the screenshot below is for demonstration only. You will find your own code on your PayPal account as described above. 

5. Paste the code into the "Buy Now Token (Client ID)" field on Bokun. 

How does the PayPal Token appear on my website?

A pay with PayPal button will appear on your checkout widget on your website. 

How do I start accepting payments using PayPal Token?

You need to activate the payment provider on your Booking Channel (your online sales channel).

Your Booking Channel delivers bookings and payments made on your website into Bókun. You can sign up for more than one payment providers, which is why you need to select the correct one. You can for example use one payment provider for your European market, and another one for your US market.

Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen and select "Booking Channels" from the side menu.

Select the booking channel you want to use PayPal for. Most likely your website booking channel.

Select PayPal as the payment provider for this booking channel from the drop-down menu, make sure the currency you select here matches the currency that you selected in your PayPal contract and hit "Save." 

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

Test your payment process

After you add the booking engine to your website, it's a good rule to create one booking and pay for it.
This is to test both the booking process and to check that your payment provider is working as it should be.
 Here is some information on how you can add a booking engine to your website and test the whole booking process.

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