How does PayPal support crowdfunding?
We support crowdfunding by offering a more convenient and secure way to accept payments, helping you make your idea a reality.
We do all the following to help you have a successful campaign:
- Engage you early in the process.
- Provide you with upfront guidelines and expectations.
- Offer a flexible, safer, and more secure payment option.
- Keep fees low.
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What crowdfunding campaigns does PayPal support?The three types of crowdfunding models that we generally support in Hong Kong are: personal fundraising, charitable fundraising and reward-based funding. Campaign submissions are subject to review and approval. Personal fundraising includes things like raising money for personal or family medical bills, funeral expenses, education, or vet bills. What crowdfunding campaigns does PayPal NOT support?Lending and equity-based campaign models are currently not supported. Lending-based campaigns involve individuals contributing to a loan package where the campaign owner borrows from the package promising to pay back investors, usually with interest. Equity-based campaigns involve individuals receiving some sort of equity or security in the What currencies does PayPal for Marketplaces support?PayPal for Marketplaces enables you to accept payments in currencies across the globe, including: Canadian Dollars Euros British Pounds U.S. Dollars Japanese Yen Australian Dollars New Zealand Dollars Swiss Francs Hong Kong Dollars Singapore Dollars Swedish Kronor Danish Kroner Polish Zlotys Norwegian Kroner Hungarian Forints Czech Koruny Israeli How does PayPal for Marketplaces manage disputes?Important: PayPal for Marketplaces is a limited-release solution at this time. It is available to select partners for approved use cases. For more information, reach out to your PayPal account manager or contact a PayPal Partner Expert. When something goes wrong with a customer's order, the customer can How do I contact PayPal Customer Service, or Merchant Technical Support?To best serve PayPal customer needs, PayPal's support staff is organized into two departments. PayPal Customer Service PayPal Customer Service is specially trained to address general account inquiries. If you have an issue of immediate concern and can't find your answer in the Help Center, you can call Does Express Checkout via Braintree SDK support multiple currencies?Express Checkout via Braintree SDK supports a single currency, which is the default currency associated with the Braintree account in the country. If you want to accept payments in multiple currencies, PayPal recommends a REST API-based integration, or a regular Braintree account.Does Express Checkout Braintree Direct support multiple accounts?The Braintree and PayPal account structures are different. If your business is large enough to use multiple accounts, PayPal recommends that you use REST APIs or the Braintree SDK for all payments.What is PayPal Invoicing and how does it work?PayPal Invoicing makes it simple to send professional, customized invoices. PayPal emails your customer a link to the invoice or you can supply a link in your own email. Your customer then views invoice details and securely pays with a credit card, debit card, PayPal, or PayPal Credit. How does PayPal for Marketplaces handle orders and refunds?Important: PayPal for Marketplaces is a limited-release solution at this time. It is available to select partners for approved use cases. For more information, reach out to your PayPal account manager or contact a PayPal Partner Expert. Order and refund processing depends on whether a marketplace has a How do I create a Merchant Technical Support ticket?If you haven't found the answer to your technical problem in our FAQs and need to contact Merchant Technical Services, this article describes the steps to follow and the information to provide when creating a ticket. Access the ticket form You don't have to log in or have What FATCA documentation does PayPal collect and how do I provide it?According to FATCA, the information that we must collect may include, but isn't limited to, the account holder’s address and U.S. TIN (if a U.S. person) or other TIN. A business entity can be required to provide: Its country of incorporation. Its business type or classification under FATCA. How do I modify my IPN PHP listener to support HTTP1.1?Important: PayPal has required the use of HTTP 1.1 since October 2013. To modify your IPN PHP listener to support HTTP1.1, you need to include the "Host" and "Connection" headers in the IPN postback script. The following example shows how: PHP // post back to PayPal system to What does FATCA require PayPal to report?If we determine that an account is reportable under FATCA (based on its analysis of account holder information), we must either report information to the local tax authority of the account, or to the IRS if the applicable account balance has reached a certain threshold. The reportable information What information about PayPal Here should I include in my support ticket?When submitting a support ticket concerning PayPal Here, it's important to provide as much detailed information as possible. The more details you provide describing your question or problem, the more quickly we can pinpoint the specifics of your issue and respond. The information in your support ticket should What is Express Checkout and how does it work?Add PayPal as a payment option to any checkout with Express Checkout. Express Checkout offers the ease of convenience and security of PayPal, can be set up in minutes, and turns more shoppers into buyers. How does it work? With Express Checkout, your customers can complete transactions in Does it cost money to open a PayPal account?There's no charge to open a PayPal account and to transfer money from your bank account to your PayPal account. There is also no charge to purchase items using your PayPal account. There are fees in other cases, such as: Receiving payments for goods and services. Receiving payments Does PayPal permit transactions for pre-sale items? Pre-sale items are advertised for sale before the seller has the items. Often, these items are sold before they are available to the general public. Or, the seller uses the funds from the sale to purchase the item that has already been sold. PayPal permits pre-sales on Which programming languages does PayPal offer examples for?PayPal provides sample code for the most popular programming languages. If you don't find your language of choice, it doesn't mean there's nothing available. You may wish to join a mailing list for the language and ask developers on that list if they know of any available code. What information will you need about my crowdfunding campaign?In some circumstances, you or your organisation may need to submit additional information so we can verify your campaign. Some examples of this may include: Full legal name Residential Address or documents to verify it Business or trading address or documents to verify it Date of Birth Government
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