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Setting up PayPal

Collecting registration fees online through our integration with PayPal is easy. Some of the benefits include:

  • Automatically receiving payment immediately upon completion of the registration process directly to your PayPal account
  • Enabling your participants to pay using a PayPal account, credit card or debit card
  • The ability to issue full or partial PayPal refunds directly from FamilyID
  • Complete tracking and reporting of all payments in FamilyID and in PayPal
You'll need to open a standard, business PayPal account and follow the steps to verify the account (this means connecting your PayPal account to your checking account). This can take 2-3 business days.
You can sign up for this standard PayPal account here:
Once you have created your PayPal account, enter your PayPal address into your FamilyID account settings. Keep in mind that when you accept online payments, PayPal will charge you a transaction fee (typically 2.9% plus $.30 per registration, or 2.2% plus $.30 for organizations with 501(c)3 non-profit status). Some program providers elect to add an Administrative Fee to their registrations forms to cover those costs. Others accept the fee as a cost of doing business and do not pass that cost along to the registrants.
Log in to your FamilyID account and select Programs from the blue navigation bar at the top of the screen.

Select the Edit button associated with an existing program.
From the program editing wizard, select tab 6 for Payment.

Select the blue Create New Payment Method button.

Choose PayPal from the drop-down and select the blue Save button.

NOTE:  Please test that this new PayPal account setup works before opening and accepting registrations. 
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