Week 2 of ENT 650: Paypal and Facebook Integration

PayPal and Facebook are great platforms by themselves, but what if we combined them?  We can now add services/products to our Facebook Pages and customers can pay directly through PayPal.

You will need:

  1. Business PayPal Account

    You must have a PayPal merchant account to be able to integrate PayPal to your Facebook Business page. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can visit paypal.com and create a FREE business/merchant account.

  2. Facebook Account

    You must have a personal Facebook account in order to create your business page(s). Visit Facebook.com to create a FREE account if you have not already done so.

  3. Facebook Business Page

    You will need a Business Facebook Page to get paid for your services/products. Once you log into your Facebook account, visit facebook.com/pages to create a new business page.  IF, you already have a business page, you can simply access that page for our integration steps.

  4. Products/Services to sell on Facebook

    You can decide how you want to use PayPal, Facebook, and what you want to sell.
    Are you teaching classes and want to get paid?  Are you selling products?  List some of your ideas below.


What are PayPal buttons?  PayPal provides payment buttons as a quick and easy solution for accepting payments.  Payment buttons let you securely accept credit card, debit card, and PayPal payments on your website and Social Media channels.

There are a variety of buttons you can create; you will select the type of button based on your payment needs.  You can customize your buttons to include shipping, taxes, and more.

  1. Shopping Cart

    Use for multiple item purchases. You can sell multiple items with a single payment.  A “view cart” button is automatically created and this allows buyers to view the cart’s contents at any time.

  2. Buy Now

    Use for single item purchases. You can sell one or more units of a single item.

  3. Donations

    Use to collect contributions from donors. You can collect a pre-determined amount or let donors enter an amount.

  4. Subscriptions

    Use for recurring payments. You can receive auto payments from buyers for access to online content and services or for delivery of goods.  This will automatically include a “unsubscribe” button, to allow buyers to unsubscribe from a service.

  5. Automatic Billing

    Use for automatic billing payments. You can invoice buyers for goods and services.

October 11, 2017

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