How do I setup PayPal to integrate with Lodgix.com?
Lodgix.com supports PayPal Website Payments Standard as a payment option for guests.
Setting up PayPal to work with your Lodgix.com account requires a bit of configuration, so we'll lead you through the steps.
- Log in to your Lodgix.com account
- Under Settings, choose "Payment Gateway Setup" or visit this link: https://www.lodgix.com/system/payment_gateway_setup
- Choose "PayPal" from the drop down list next to "Payment Gateway"
You will now see a screen that looks like this:
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HAVE A PAYPAL PREMIER OR BUSINESS ACCOUNT
PayPal has three types of accounts: personal, premier and business.
Business Accounts and Premier Accounts both offer the same basic features.
Business Accounts allow members to conduct business under a company or group name
Premier Accounts allow members to use their individual name
PayPal Premier accounts should be created by any individual who may anticipate surpassing the monthly limitations placed by PayPal on Personal accounts. Personal accounts that accept credit or debit card payments are assessed a transaction fee. Personal accounts have a limit on the number of credit or debit card funded payments received per year. To view your Personal account limit, log in to your PayPal account and click the View Limits link.
PayPal Business accounts should be created by formal businesses which are either Sole Proprietor, Corporation or Organizations that maintain a federally issued Tax ID Number and wish to provide only their business name, address and telephone number to their customers.
Login to your PayPal Business or Premier Account, click on the Tools menu item,
1. Click on Tools menu items
2 Click on the icon for API Access
Click on "Request API Credentials"
Here is the screen where you'd cut and paste your PayPal credentials
Only choose to "Auto Approve Payments" if you want all PayPal reservations to be automatically "captured". When a guests sends you a PayPal payment they can send you this money by paying via credit card or by sending money directly from their PayPal account. These funds will be sent to your PayPal account however they require to be "captured" or "voided". When "auto accept payments" is checked, those funds are automatically captured and deposited into the property owners account. When "auto accept payments" is NOT checked, then the property owner will have to manually accept each reservation, by logging into to their PayPal account and "capture" the funds manually.
PayPal Details. The text in this box is displayed to the guest when they choose "PayPal" as a payment option on the online booking page. It will be pre-filled with a default message
That's it! You are done. You can now accept PayPal payments from your guests.
Setting up Auto Return
Please follow the instructions here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/mer/express_return_summary-outside to enable auto return for your paypal account.
Please set URL to http://www.lodgix.com/autoreturn.html. This URL won't be used, but it has the message that complies to PayPal requirements.
IMPORTANT - Setting PayPal to Use UTF-8
You may experience communications issues between PayPal and Lodgix if your charset is set to windows-1252. Your charset must be updated to UTF-8. Otherwise, any foreign characters in the Guest Name will cause the reservation not to be created in Lodgix.
- Click on the Profile icon in the upper right corner.
- Choose Profile and Settings
- In the side panel choose My selling tools
- At the very bottom there will be a section for "My selling tools", select PayPal button language encoding.
- Click the "More Options" button and set the encoding to UTF-8 and SAVE.