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Payment Gateway Configuration

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A payment gateway provides a means of processing payments for items sold, like registrations and products. Event Publisher Supports receiving payments for events using a PayPal account.



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PayPal Requirements

Please note, Event Publisher requires that your PayPal account is configure as a "premium", "merchant", or "business" account. You will be prompted to upgrade your PayPal account during the PayPal Configuration Process.




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PayPal Payment Gateway

Prior to being able to sell items and registrations using Event Publisher you will be required to configure your payment gateway. To Configure your PayPal Payment Gateway you will need to complete the following steps:



  1. Complete the Billing Agreement Authorization.
  2. Authorize Event Publisher to Interact with your PayPal account.
  3. Supply your PayPal Username.
  4. Confirm if you would like the ability to refund purchasers their fees.
  5. Select the currency you would like to use to sell your items.


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Video Tutorial

Please view the video tutorial below to setup your Payment Gateway, and receive payment for registrations and products you add to your events.






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Complete the billing agreement

Follow the steps below to accept the billing agreement.



  1. Click the Continue button.
  2. You will be re-directed to PayPal, and asked to either:
    • Log into your existing PayPal Account.
    • Create a new PayPal Account.
  3. After accepting the agreement, you will be brought back to the payment gateway screen to complete Step 2.

step one of PayPal Setup


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Authorize Event Publisher to interact with your PayPal Account

Follow the steps below to authorize Event Publisher to interact with PayPal.



  1. Click the Continue button.
  2. You will be re-directed to PayPal, and asked to:
    • Log into your existing PayPal Account.
  3. Once logged into your PayPal account, you will need to click the "Grant Permission" button.
    • After clicking "Grant Permission" you will be brought back to the payment gateway screen to complete Step 3.

step one of PayPal Setup


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Supply PayPal Username.

The final step in configuring the PayPal Payment Gateway is to supply your account username (email address). Follow the steps below.

  1. Type the email address associated with you PayPal account.
  2. Click the Save Button below the Username field.

step one of PayPal Setup


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Gateway Options

The following options are available when configuring your PayPal payment gateway:




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Include Fees in Refunds

This option allows you to configure how refunds handle processing fees paid during a transaction. By default, "no" is selected. There are two available options.

  • Include transaction fees paid by the buyer in refunds. ("Yes")
  • Exclude transaction fees paid by the buyer in refunds. ("No")


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Application Defaults

By Default the radio option ,"no" will be selected for "Include fees in refunds".


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Exclude transaction fees paid by the buyer in refunds. ("No")

It is important to note that Active Data will not refund transaction fees. When this value is selected

  • Upon refund, the buyer will be refunded the full cost of the item that they registered for only.
  • For example, if the purchase was for a $50.00 registration they would be refunded $50.00.
  • PayPal Refunding Fees may apply



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Include transaction fees paid by the buyer in refunds. ("Yes")

It is important to note that Active Data will not refund transaction fees. Selecting this option will incur additional costs charged to the PayPal account specified in Payment Gateway Configuration. When this value is selected:

  • Upon refund, the buyer will be refunded the full dollar amount of the transaction.
  • For example, if the purchase was for a $50.00 registration and inclusive of fees the total cost of the transaction was $52.24 they would be refunded $52.24.
    • The total fees of $2.24 were paid to Active Data at the time of transaction. These fees are not refunded by Active Data.
    • The PayPal Account specified in the Payment Gateway Configuration will be responsible for funding the $2.24 resulting in net loss of $2.24 from the PayPal Account specified in the Payment Gateway Configuration.
    • PayPal Refunding Fees may apply
refunding options


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Currency

This option allows you to configure the currency to use with PayPal when you are selling items or using paid registration.




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Application Defaults

By Default, U.S. Dollar will be selected.



refunding options
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Available functions

  • Click Clear to remove your acceptance of Active Data's Billing Agreement. Selecting this link will prevent you from collecting revenue from registrations and purchases. Users on your site will be unable to complete registration, or purchase items that have a cost associated with them.

  • Click Save to save your changes and return to the Site Settings page.