Website Payments Standard (WPS) and how it works

Feb 20 2020 | PayPal editorial staff

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You’re looking for a payment solution for your website in Hong Kong and wondering if Website Payments Standard (WPS) is right for you. Well if you’ve already activated your PayPal Business Account, and are looking for a safe, easy way for your customers to pay you, WPS is the way to go. Here’s a quick breakdown of what WPS is and how it works.  

What is Website Payments Standard (WPS)? 
Website Payments Standard is a PayPal Checkout button you can add to your website or mobile app to securely accept debit, credit and PayPal paymentsIt is the fastest and easiest way if you do not want advanced programming involved, and gives your customers the option of paying without a PayPal account.   

How does WPS work?
All you have to do is copy our HTML code for the Checkout button and paste it on your website. It’s that simple. Then we’ll take care of the checkout process and security, and once the transaction is done, we’ll send your customers back to your website. Best part, there are no setup or monthly fees. You only need to pay a small fee when you make a sale.  

Prefer to keep customers on your site? Try PayPal Checkout.

How to add WPS to your website 

Step 1: Log in to your PayPal Business Account and select ‘Profile and settings’



Step 2: Click on ‘Selling Tools’ on the bottom left hand corner.  



Step 3: Look for ‘Update’ that’s next to ‘Manage my payment buttons’ 


Step 4: Click ‘Create button’copy and paste the HTML code onto your website and the PayPal Checkout Button will be there.  

A quick summary of Website Payments Standard





 
The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, and legal advice before making any business decision.

Frequently asked questions.

Website Payments Standard (WPS) offers a straightforward and quick way for you to securely accept payments on your website. Customers can pay by using their credit or debit card, or through their PayPal account. You handle the sales while we handle everything from the checkout process to security and mobile compatibility. Plus:
  • No advanced programming is needed.
  • Your customers don’t need a PayPal account to pay you.
  • It’s optimised for customers on smartphones or tablets.
And unlike many full payment-processing solutions, Website Payments Standard has no application, setup or monthly fees, or long-term commitments. You only need to pay a small fee when you make a sale. Learn more about PayPal fees.

How does it work?
Adding WPS to your website doesn't require advanced technical knowledge. You can simply add PayPal payment button code to your website. When your buyers click on the buttons, they’ll be directed to PayPal’s payment page to pay you.
  • If you need a shopping cart: Choose a shopping cart that's already integrated with PayPal, or add our "Add to Cart" button to your website.
  • If you already have a shopping cart: Select PayPal as your online payment service. If you have a custom-built cart, add PayPal by cutting and pasting HTML code into your checkout.
If you have your own website, here are the payment solutions we offer in Hong Kong:

Website Payments Standard
You can simply add PayPal payment button code to your website. When your buyers click on the buttons, they’ll be directed to PayPal’s payment page to pay you.
  • If you need a shopping cart: Choose a shopping cart that's already integrated with PayPal, or add our "Add to Cart" button to your website.
  • If you already have a shopping cart: For PayPal-compatible carts, select PayPal as your online payment service. If you have a custom-built cart, add PayPal by cutting and pasting HTML code into your checkout.
PayPal Checkout
An API-based solution that simplifies your buyers' shopping experience, and keeps them engaged on your webpage or mobile app throughout the entire checkout flow. View our integration guide (in English).

Both payment solutions have no setup or monthly fees, and the transactions eligible for our Seller and Buyer Protection policies are safeguarded by PayPal. You're only charged a fee when receiving a payment.

For technical support on implementing the payment solutions, please visit our dedicated Merchant Integration Tech Support Community and PayPal Developer Centre (in English).

Note: To enhance your account safety and remove initial account limits, please confirm your email address and verify your account first.

You must confirm your email address first in order to start receiving payments. If someone sends you a payment, you’ll receive an email notification. You’ll need to manually accept the first payment you receive. The payments received afterwards will be automatically accepted into your account.

Here are some ways you can get paid:


The funds you receive will appear in your account balance on the Summary page. You can then use the balance to send payments or withdraw it to your bank account.

Compare our payment solutions to find the best fit for your payment needs in Hong Kong.

Website Payments Pro – Hosted Solution is a customisable payment system that allows Hong Kong merchants to accept payments funded by all major credit and debit cards. You can create the online checkout experience that’s right for your customers – from branding, look-and-feel, to back-end integration.

Here are some features and benefits of Website Payments Pro – Hosted Solution:
  • Easy integration with popular shopping carts.
  • Keep your customer engaged with your site through the checkout.
  • Accept credit and debit cards in 16 currencies.
  • Accept payments over the phone, fax, or mail orders with Virtual Terminal.
To learn more about the product, fees, and application details, please visit Website Payments Pro – Hosted Solution.
The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. The information in this article does not constitute legal, financial, IT, business or investment advice of any kind and is not a substitute for any professional advice. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, IT and legal advice before making any business decision.