Merchant Resources



 

Learn About PayPal's Payment Solutions

Use these resources to choose and implement any of our payment solutions.

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Resources for all solutions
Solution Comparison
Compare all of PayPal's payment solutions, including PayPal Payments Standard.
Feature Comparison
Compare the individual features of PayPal's solutions, including Website Payments Standard.
 
Fraud Protection (PDF, 88 KB)
Find out why PayPal leads the industry in detecting and preventing fraud.
The PayPal Community (PDF, 174 KB)
Learn more about PayPal's buyer network.
Online Logo Center
Easily access graphics to communicate to buyers that you accept PayPal.
 

 
PayPal Payments Standard: Resources
 
Overview
Discover how PayPal Payments Standard can meet your business needs.
Demo
See how PayPal Payments Standard works.
Feature List
Get familiar with the individual features of PayPal Payments Standard.
Merchant Overview (PDF)
Take a look at the features and functionality of PayPal Payments Standard.
Datasheet (PDF)
Learn how PayPal Payments Standard can work for you.
Virtual Terminal Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to accept phone, fax and mail orders.
Developer's Toolkit:
Microsoft .NET (PDF), Java (PDF), PHP (PDF)
Learn how to use PayPal's Software Development Kit to quickly integrate PayPal.
 
Technical Overview
Find out how to set up PayPal Payments Standard for your business.
Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to easily implement PayPal Payments Standard.
Subscriptions and Recurring Payments Manual (PDF, 636 KB)
Offer subscriptions-based content and accept recurring payments.
Order Management Guide (PDF)
Learn how to track and manage sales.
Authorization and Capture Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to first authorize and then capture payments.
Web Services API Reference (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Use flexible APIs to automate your payment processing and build e-commerce applications.
Sandbox User Guide (PDF, 4.0 MB, December 2007)
Test your payments and APIs in a self-contained environment.
Website Payments Standard: Case Studies
BlueJeansCable.com Case Study (PDF, 155 KB)
For audio/video hardware retailer Kurt Denke, PayPal is a cost-effective way to keep his customers' financial information safe.
LowCarbChocolates.com Case Study (PDF, 138 KB)
Chocolatier Dan Pritchard found PayPal to be easy to set up, with no upfront fees.
FlyLady.com Case Study (PDF, 135 KB)
Online personal coach Marla Cilley found PayPal to be affordable, safe, and easy to implement into her website.
 
FlashlightsUnlimited.com Case Study (PDF, 137 KB)
Flashlight merchant Floyd Hacker integrated PayPal seamlessly, and he's kept his fraud rates and chargebacks down.
Rotowire.com Case Study (PDF, 367 KB)
Tim Schuler, CTO of fantasy sports site RotoWire.com, chose PayPal to conveniently handle his customers' subscription payments.
 

 
PayPal Payments Pro: Resources
 
Overview
Discover how PayPal Payments Pro can meet your business needs.
Demo
See how PayPal Payments Pro works.
Datasheet (PDF)
Learn how PayPal Payments Pro can work for you.
Virtual Terminal Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to accept phone, fax and mail orders.
Order Management Guide (PDF)
Learn how to track and manage sales.
Authorization and Capture Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to first authorize and then capture payments.
Sandbox User Guide (PDF, 4.0 MB, December 2007)
Test your payments and APIs in a self-contained environment.
 
Technical Overview
Find out how to set up PayPal Payments Pro for your business.
Feature List
Get familiar with the individual features of PayPal Payments Pro.
Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to easily implement PayPal Payments Pro.
Settlement System Guide (PDF, 259 KB)
Automatically settle PayPal payments and perform daily reconciliation.
Software Development Kit Guides:
Microsoft .NET (PDF), Java (PDF), PHP (PDF)
Learn how to use PayPal's Software Development Kit to quickly integrate PayPal.
Web Services API Reference (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Use flexible APIs to automate your payment processing and build e-commerce applications.
 

 
Email Payments: Resources
 
Overview
Discover how Email Payments can help you invoice and accept requests and accept online payments instantly.
Demo
See how Email Payments works
Datasheet (PDF)
Learn how Email Payments can work for you.
Virtual Terminal Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to accept phone, fax and mail orders.
 
Technical Overview
Find out how to set up Email Payments for your business.
Merchant Overview (PDF)
Take a look at the features and functionality of Email Payments.
Feature List
Get familiar with the individual features of Email Payments.
 

 
PayPal as an Additional Payment Option: Resources
 
Overview
Discover how adding PayPal as an Additional Payment Option can meet your business needs.
Demo
See how PayPal as an Additional Payment Option works.
Datasheet (PDF)
Learn how PayPal as an Additional Payment can work for you.
Feature List
Get familiar with the individual features of PayPal as an Additional Payment Option.
Order Management Guide (PDF)
Learn how to track and manage sales.
Web Services API Reference (PDF)
Use flexible APIs to automate your payment processing and build e-commerce applications.
Sandbox User Guide (PDF, 4.0 MB, December 2007)
Test your payments and APIs in a self-contained environment.
 
Technical Overview
Find out how to set up as an Additional Payment Option for your business.
Standard Checkout Integration Guide (PDF)
Start right away by quickly integrating PayPal.
Express Checkout Integration Guide (PDF)
Integrate a more streamlined checkout process that's faster for your buyers.
Virtual Terminal Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to accept phone, fax and mail orders.
Software Development Kit Guides:
Microsoft .NET (PDF), Java (PDF), PHP (PDF)
Learn how to use PayPal's Software Development Kit to quickly integrate PayPal.
Authorization and Capture Integration Guide (PDF)
Learn how to first authorize and then capture payments.
 
PayPal as an Additional Payment Option: Case Studies
 
GoDaddy.com Case Study (PDF, 367 KB)
GoDaddy CFO Michael Zimmerman added PayPal to meet customer demand and boost sales on his leading domain name registration site.
 
TigerDirect.com Case Study (PDF, 135 KB)
Director of E-Commerce Lonny Paul chose to add PayPal to drive incremental sales to his computer retail outlet.
 

 
PayPal Testimonials
 
On Fraud Protection and Security
"The beauty of PayPal is that you don't need a secure server sitting in your basement... Without PayPal, I would have spent thousands of dollars (building online security)."
- Marla Cilley of FlyLady.net
Read more testimonials about PayPal fraud protection and security.

On Pricing
"With PayPal, my cost to initiate the business was really next to zero."
- Floyd Hacker of FlashlightsUnlimited.com
Read more testimonials about PayPal's low fees.

On Convenience
"With PayPal, we didn't have to worry about integrating a separate payment processor...I set it up myself, and it was really easy to figure out."
- Kurt Denke of BlueJeansCable.com
Read more testimonials about the convenience of PayPal.