How do I add a PayPal merchant button to my account?

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Published 05/01/2017 at 4:23am UTC

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SecureVideo offers several options to process payments for sessions. This support article goes over how to add a PayPal merchant button to your waiting room page. 


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Participants arriving to your online session will see a "Pay" button and can be directed to your credit card processor right from the waiting room page. (Standard PayPal seller's fees apply.) The PayNow button will appear like this:


Screencap showing the Pay button


The payment page with PayPal will look something like this, where the item price field is editable:

Example of PayPal payment screen




Instructions for setting up a PayPal integration

1. If you do not already have a PayPal account, you can create one by going to, and clicking Sign Up


Screencap showing PayPal's log in button


When you open a PayPal account, you will perform a number of steps, including:

  • Enter your address and mobile phone number
  • Link your PayPal account to your bank account
  • Get Verified, where you prove that the bank account really does belong to you

In order to integrate with, you must be a Verified PayPal member. For some bank accounts, PayPal can verify you instantly. For others, it can take 2-3 days.


2. Once your PayPal account is opened and you are a Verified PayPal member, log into PayPal's portal by clicking on "My PayPal.Me" in the upper right hand corner. 

"My PayPal.Me" login link


3. On the next page, log into your PayPal account.

Login example


4. On the next page, click on the "Create PayPal.Me Profile" button.

Button: Create PayPal.Me Profile



5. On the next page, you'll have the option to upload a photo of yourself, or click "Not Now" to continue without uploading a photo. 


6. On the next page, choose how to end your address to make it unique. 


7. Review the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement, check the box to confirm your agreement, and then click the button "Agree and Create". 

Confirmation screen


8. Back in your account, click on the "Features" tab and select "Get Paid Online" from the drop-down menu.  

Get Paid Online



9. Click on the "Get Paid Online Using PayPal" header to expand that field.

Get Paid Online Using PayPal



10. Enter your address into the field, and click the "Use PayPal" button. 

PayPal Email code field


11. You should see a "Your changes were saved." message to confirm your changes were saved.

Your changes were saved.


Once your clients pay you, the funds will be in your PayPal account, and you can withdraw it into your bank accounts as your withdrawal limits (if any) allow. As a fraud prevention measure, these limits can initially be as low as $500 per month, but are routinely lifted as your track record with PayPal increases.


Note: As of August 15, 2016, PayPal charges a 2.9% transaction fee, plus 30 cents per transaction, so for a $100 counseling session, the deposit into your PayPal account would be $96.80, not $100. Always refer to the PayPal website and to your PayPal account agreement for the most updated pricing that applies to your account. 



This article was last reviewed by our Support team on December 21, 2018.