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Connecting to PayPal

In your Front Desk manager, go to 'Settings > Payment Gateway' in the menu on the left, and click to enable your Payment Gateway. Select ‘PayPal’ from the dropdown menu labeled ‘Processor’. Click the link in the description to log in to your ‘PayPal Application Dashboard’.

Hotel Credit Card Processor PayPal for Hotels and b&b You can use PayPal to process credit card payments

In your PayPal Application Dashboard, click ‘My Apps & Credentials’ in the menu on the left and scroll down to the section titled ‘REST API apps’. Click ‘Create App’. Enter ‘Bellebnb’ for the app name.

Hotel Credit Card Processor PayPal for Hotels and b&b You can use PayPal to process credit card payments

Under the application details, select ‘Live’ and then copy and paste your Client ID and Secret from the section titled ‘LIVE API CREDENTIALS’ into your Front Desk manager and click ‘Save’.

Hotel Credit Card Processor PayPal for Hotels and b&b You can use PayPal to process credit card payments

Application Settings

Under the application details in your PayPal Application Dashboard, make sure that only 'Accept Payments' is selected in the section titled ‘LIVE APP SETTINGS’ further down the page (click 'Save'). As mentioned in the first post in this series, funds are only ever deposited into the hotel’s account, and never extracted or returned.

Hotel Credit Card Processor PayPal for Hotels and b&b You can use PayPal to process credit card payments

To ensure that your PayPal account is enabled to process payments via the API, click ‘My Account’ in your PayPal Application Dashboard under ‘Dashboard’ in the menu on the left. Make sure ‘Direct Payments’ is checked in the second column (Live). If it is not checked, click ‘Enable’.

Test Your Connection

To test your connection, create a new booking in your Front Desk and process a payment. You should test using one of your own credit cards. You will see the charge to your card, but it's OK because the payment goes to you (minus a small processing fee charged by PayPal). You can try with just $5 or $10, just to be sure. You should see the payment in your PayPal account.

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