Troubleshooting the “Express Checkout PayerID is missing.” PayPal Error

Are you trying to checkout using PayPal Express on a site running Paid Memberships Pro or some other shopping cart software and running into the error “Express Checkout PayerID is missing“? This post will explain why that error might be happening and cover some steps to try to fix it. What’s happening? PayPal Express is (more…)

PayPal Is Scheduled to Increase Fees August 2 — Here’s What You Need to Know About It

On June 18, 2021, PayPal announced it would be raising fees on most of its services, starting Aug. 2, 2021. The proposed PayPal fee increase will affect thousands of small businesses that rely on the payment processing giant for their digital payments.

While Wall Street might like this news, merchants are less than thrilled.

Here’s the good news:

Paid Memberships Pro has your membership business covered with multiple payment gateways to choose from. You can choose to stay with PayPal or switch to another gateway like Stripe for some or all of your memberships.

3 Methods to Adjust Membership Pricing Based on Payment Gateway

Depending on your membership site’s business model, you may want to charge members an additional fee based on the payment gateway. This approach can ensure that transaction fees don’t cut into profits. This article will explore three methods to adjust the membership pricing at checkout based on payment gateway.

The methods inlcude the following: Adding a Fixed Fee | Adding a Percentage % Fee | Adding a Fee by Level.

Three Methods to Adjust Membership Pricing Based on Payment Gateway

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Online Payments Are Changing: What You Need to Know About Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

Note: Please refer to the SCA Compliance for PMPro updates article for up to date information about compatibility and beta release information. This article will be updated as the SCA deadline for EU approaches and we have new information to share.

If you accept payments online or develop web apps that do, you may have noticed some new acronyms like “SCA”, “PSD2”, and “3DS2.0” floating around. As the world of online payments continues to evolve, new regulations and new technologies to support these regulations, become necessary to understand and comply with. This article aims to clarify what is changing with how you accept payments online.

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Setting up a Developer Account to Test Your Payment Gateway

Setting up a developer account to test your gatewayUsing Paid Memberships Pro in your selected payment gateway’s “testing/sandbox” mode allows you to test membership checkout without processing real payments. Sandbox mode requires unique credentials that vary based on the active payment gateway.

This post covers how to set up your test or sandbox account so that you can run tests on a membership checkout.