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 whilst PayPal Token allows your customers to complete their payments on their own website.
How do I start?
The first thing you need to do is to contact PayPal and make an agreement with them to become your payment provider.
When you have a contract in place with PayPal you can connect PayPal and Bókun.
PayPal 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 payment page“.
PayPal Payment Page
Fill in the following form for PayPal Payment Page according to the integration information you get in the PayPal Admin interface. (see below)
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)
This is how you find the required information:
Select the gear icon in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Select "My selling tools" from the menu on the left and then select "manage" located behind the "Manage selling" option.
Select "Create new button" to proceed.
Create “Buy Now” button. Please note that you don't need to fill in all the information.
Continue on to Step 2 (very important).
UN-CHECK the box next to "Save Button At PayPal".
Do NOT make any changes in this step.
Now that you've made all the appropriate changes, hit the "Create Button" at the bottom.
That generates your button code. Now select "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 Bokun 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.
When you have set up the Payment Provider, it is recommended that you do a test payment to make sure everything works as expected.
Here is an example of how PayPal payment page will look in your booking engine. You customer will select "Pay Now" 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 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, hence 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 intend to add the payment provider to.
Select your payment provider for this Booking channel from the drop-down menu and hit "Save"..
Now you are set and ready to accept payments on your website.
The last step: 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 as it turns to your customer and to check that your payment option is functioning 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.