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Collecting payments from officials through PayPal

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Last updated: 06 Jun, 2018
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You can collect payments from officials through PayPal by generating invoices with a negative balance and supplying the PayPal email address that is connected to the account that will receive the money.

After creating a negative balance invoice for one or more of your officials...perhaps for dues, banquets, equipment purchase, etc. usually using the "Custom Invoice Item" feature, you simply edit the batch properties to supply an email address associated with the PayPal account that will recieve the money.

Officials can pay with an eCheck, their paypal balance, or a credit card.The official doesn't even need a PayPal account if the recipeint's account is a PayPal verified account

RefTown provides this feature for no additional cost. However, PayPal will charge transaction fees for all such transactions. You can designate whether their fees will be added onto the invoice amount paid by the sender (official) or deducted from the amount received by the designated account.

Enabling Guest Checkout for PayPal

Guest checkout for PayPal allows your officials to pay via PayPal without signing in to a PayPal account. Guest payments are available for Business or Premier PayPal accounts.

To enable guest checkout in PayPal:

  1. Sign in to your PayPal account

  2. Click the Profile icon at the top right.
  3. Click Profile and settings.
  4. Click My Selling Tools or My Selling Preferences under My Profile on the left.
    Note: This button might differ depending on your PayPal account.
  5. Click Update next to Website Preferences.
  6. Select On under PayPal Account Optional.
  7. Click Save.

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