What is Website Payments Standard?
Website Payments Standard enables you to accept online payments from customers with -- or without -- PayPal accounts.
What do my buyers see when they check out?
Your customers go through a 4-step process to pay for a purchase:
For an illustration, refer to the section “The payment experience” on the Website Payments Standard overview page.
Do my buyers need a PayPal account to pay me?
No. They can pay with their credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) — all without having a PayPal account.
How can I accept payments online using Website Payments Standard?
You have 3 options.
Can I track my inventory?
Yes. If you’re selling something on your website, you can create a button that keeps track of what you’ve sold. PayPal will also notify you by e-mail when your inventory gets low, so you don’t sell items that are out of stock.
Does Website Payments Standard include a shopping cart?
Yes. PayPal provides a free, simple shopping cart. All you do is create the “Add to Cart” and “View Cart” buttons with easy-to-use tools.
You can also choose any of the hundreds of shopping carts pre-integrated with Website Payments Standard.
Does Website Payments Standard support multiple currencies?
Yes. You can buy, sell, send, or receive payments globally in currencies supported by PayPal.
Does Website Payments Standard calculate shipping and taxes?
Yes. Website Payments Standard offers shipping and tax calculators for both domestic and international sales in countries where PayPal is available.
All tax and shipping calculators are locationd in your PayPal account profile.
What kind of reporting does Website Payments Standard have?
Website Payments Standard offers a variety of reporting tools:
Can I send invoices?
Invoicing tools are available within the Email Payments tool.
Can I customize my PayPal checkout pages with my company’s look and feel?
Yes. You can easily use your site’s logo and color scheme at the top of your checkout pages on PayPal. Your customers will feel as if they are staying on your website for the entire purchase. Tools for customizing your checkout pages are in your PayPal profile.
How long does it take for funds to show up in my PayPal account?
Just a few minutes -- when customers pay with credit or debit cards or a balance in their PayPal accounts. Payments made with eChecks take longer, because they have to clear the bank.
What is the difference between Website Payments Standard and Website Payments Pro?
Website Payments Standard
Website Payments Pro
Can I take orders by phone, fax, or mail?
Yes. You can use Virtual Terminal to process phone, fax, or mail orders. Use Virtual Terminal together with Website Payments Standard to reach more customers.
Does Website Payments Standard let me accept recurring payments?
Can I create payment buttons using an API?
Yes. We provide a set of APIs for developers and partners. You can find details in the Website Payments Standard Integration Guide.