If you are charging for subscriptions to your site or selling products through the store you need to set up your preferred payment processor. You can choose to accept payments using either PayPal or Stripe or both.
Setting Up PayPal
PayPal is already fully integrated into your site and you can take payments at no extra charge from SubHub. PayPal offer several types of account and you must ensure you have a 'Website Payments Standard' account.
Before you use your account with your SubHub site you must login to your PayPal account and activate the following settings:
- Login to Paypal and click 'Profile'
- Select Instant Payment Notification
- Click on the 'Activate Instant Payment Notification' link and enter the following URL in the the 'Notification URL' field
Custom Domain: https://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/paypal_ipn (replace YOURDOMAIN.com with your own domain)
No Custom Domain: http://yoursitename.cloud.subhub.com/paypal_ipn (replace 'yoursitename' with the URL to your SubHub site.)
- Save and then click back to profile link
- Click onto Website Payment preferences, switch on and add the same URL as above.
- Click 'Save' and your PayPal account should now be correctly set up.
In your SubHub site, head to the Site Settings > Payment Processor and enter your PayPal email address, click save to complete this.
To select your chosen currency:
Head to your Site Settings > Payment Processer and scroll down to the bottom of the section and choose your currency from the drop down.
Your payment processor will handle then currency conversions for you.
Testing your PayPal account
To ensure your PayPal is properly set up and integrated we recommend that you go through the sign up process yourself to carry out a test transaction.
To do this you need to logout of your site and click on the 'join now' link in the footer of the site.
Go through the subscription process to check your PayPal account is correctly set up.
NOTE: Don't forget to login to your PayPal account to refund and cancel the recurring subscription!