With a business account you can integrate a donation button into your app and use it to generate donations
What do you need?
In order to integrate a donation button into your website or app, it is necessary that you first create a business account with PayPal. The creation of the account does not entail any further costs. To start with it, you best call this page here:https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/home. Here you choose Business > Get started.
Creation of the business account
After that you will be asked in a new window to create your business account by entering an e-mail address.
Then click Continue. You will then be asked to set a password and complete your account by entering the name of your association or non-profit organisation and telephone number. PayPal also needs a contact person who is in charge of maintaining your account. Confirm the checkbox of the general terms and conditions and click on Next.
Now you choose the non-profit organization under the point business information.
In order to complete the registration of your account, you need to submit two documents:
- Your association or organization is registered with the appropriate regulatory authority
- You are a representative of the organization
If all information is available, PayPal sends you an e-mail with a confirmation link. Once you have confirmed your account and activated it, you can start setting up your business account. First you determine how the payments are to be paid. Here you can use On Your Website Together With Email Invoices. Now click on Continue.
In the next step you can change the payment processing. Either process all payments via PayPal PLUS or add the PayPal Express button. The former has e.g. the advantage that also users can pay over this, even if they have no PayPal.
If you want to use the PayPal Express button, click on it. Then under How do you want to integrate the PayPal Express button into your website? you can specify how you want to add the button to your website. Use the link Create HTML Button.
Creation of the donation button
Now you can create your donation button. Select the option Donate under Select button type.
You can also use the country, the language and either the Donate button of PayPal or your own button. Then click on Continue. Alternatively you can also create your donation button at this website https://www.paypal.com/donate/buttons
In the second step you deposit the e-mail address to which the payment should be sent. It is best to enter the e-mail address with which you created your business account here. In addition, you can optionally define a payment target to make it clear why you are making this appeal for donations. Once you have entered everything, click Continue.
In the third step you determine in which currency you would like to receive the donations. In addition, you specify whether your users may donate once or several times.
Insert donation button in your app
Last but not least you click on Create button and can now embed the code of your donate button into your website and then into your app e.g. with the content module or our website module via iFrame. Alternatively you can also send the link of the button via email to your friends or other people.
For more information you can also visit the help section of PayPal.