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Website Payments Standard: Feature List


Website Payments Standard offers many features to help you start and grow your online business. Click one of the links to learn more.

Payment processing options
Popular shopping cartsWebsite Payments Standard is pre-integrated with hundreds of shopping carts. Learn more
Payment buttons for your website
Add to CartCreate buttonSell multiple items at a time (free PayPal shopping cart available). Learn more
Buy NowCreate buttonSell one item at a time. Learn more
SubscribeCreate buttonCollect recurring or subscription fees. Learn more
DonateCreate buttonAccept credit card and bank account donations on your website or via email. Learn more
Buy Gift CertificateCreate buttonSell your own, personalized gift certificates on your website. Learn more

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Inventory Management
Low-inventory alertsDon’t oversell items not in stock -- get automatic alerts when your inventory runs low. Set this up when you create payment buttons.

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Customer checkout experience
Optional PayPal account signupSigning up for a PayPal account is always optional for your customers. Learn more
Custom checkout pagesCustomize PayPal checkout pages to match the style of your website. Learn more
Multiple currenciesAccept any currency that PayPal supports. Learn more
Auto returnBring customers back to your website immediately after they pay or cancel a transaction. Learn more

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Reporting and management
History logsView a secure and detailed record of your PayPal transactions. Learn more
Sales reportTrack your cash inflow and outflow by sales, refunds, and fees for monthly, daily, or custom periods – and easily navigate to the information. Learn more
Profit-loss reportingKeep track of your profits from products and services sold on your website. Set this up when you create payment buttons.
Financial summaryView revenue and expenses broken into precise categories to help reconcile your accounts. Learn more
Advanced searchEasily find a particular transaction or subset of transactions. Learn more
Data integrationIntegrate PayPal data with your back-office systems, using a secure FTP server connection. Alternatively, download transaction data directly from the website. Learn more
Authorize and captureConfirm that a payment is authorized, then settle the transaction later. Learn more
RefundsSend a full or partial refund to customers for up to 60 days after you receive a payment. Learn more

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Shipping and tax
Shipping CenterPayPal has teamed with the U.S. Postal Service and UPS to help you print shipping labels, postage, and more. Learn more
Shipping calculatorAutomatically include shipping amounts in Add to Cart and Buy Now buttons. Learn more
Sales tax calculatorCalculate and display sales tax for the Add to Cart and Buy Now buttons. Learn more

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Fraud Prevention
Button protectionProtect your button code against fraudulent changes with encryption. Set this up when you create payment buttons.
Seller protection technologyStay safe with world-class fraud prevention measures. Learn more
Seller Protection PolicyProtect yourself from liability by following the seller protection guidelines. Learn more
Chargeback protectionPayPal partners with you to fight unwarranted chargebacks. Learn more

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Back-end integration
If you can program or have a developer, Website Payments Standard offers these features.
Instant Payment NotificationGet real-time purchase confirmation via server-to-server communications. Learn more
Payment Data TransferReceive notification and details of successful transactions as they are made. Learn more
Web services and APIsAutomate payment processing and build new e-commerce applications with PayPal APIs. Learn more
SandboxTry out applications (Website Payments, IPN, and APIs) in a self-contained testing environment. Learn more
Developer supportAsk questions of experienced PayPal developers, offer your own solutions, and shorten your learning curve to get the most out of Website Payments Standard. Learn more

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Companion products
Phone, fax, or mail paymentsAdd Virtual Terminal to process phone, fax, or mail payments for a low monthly fee. Learn more
Email Payments
Send MoneySend money to anyone with an email address in any country or region that PayPal supports. Learn more
Request MoneyRequest money easily from anyone with an email address in any country or region that PayPal supports. Learn more
Mass PaymentsMake instant electronic payments to a large number of recipients at once. Learn more

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