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How to use PayPal for payment processing and payout

Eventbrite Payment Processing is the default way to take payments on Eventbrite, but you can link your PayPal account to your event to process payments. After setting up a Premier or Business account with PayPal, head over to your event's Manage page (on Eventbrite) and select Payments & Payouts. Just choose "PayPal" as your payment processor, then enter your PayPal account email address to accept payments with PayPal.

TIP: With PayPal as payment processor, you can’t use a number of Eventbrite’s features such as eblink{Reserved Seating=>}, eblink{Registration Transfers=>}, and eblink{taking credit card payments at your event with the Eventbrite Organizer App=>}. eblink{See a full list of features exclusively available with Eventbrite Payment Processing=>}.

PRO TIP: If you're located outside of the U.S., take a look at eblink{PayPal's Worldwide Country Selector=>} and choose your location to see specific fee information related to your country and currency.

NOTE: When you use PayPal to collect payments, PayPal automatically deducts eblink{their payment processing fee=>} ($USD) before depositing the funds into your PayPal account. You'll also be collecting the eblink{Eventbrite service fee=>} for each sale, which we'll eblink{invoice=>} you for at the beginning of each month for sales in the previous month.

1. Set up a Premier or Business PayPal account.

If you haven't already, eblink{set up a Premier or Business account with PayPal=>}. Eventbrite requires a premier or business account to link PayPal to your event, so if you already created a PayPal account, eblink{check to make sure you have the right type of account=>}.

TIP: Be sure to verify that your PayPal account is created before you start selling tickets. You'll receive a confirmation email from PayPal, and you can also eblink{contact PayPal=>} directly to confirm your account is set up.

PRO TIP: You'll want to eblink{enable Express Checkout=>} so attendees aren't required to pay with a PayPal account and can check out as guests.

2. Start creating a new event in Eventbrite.

After eblink{signing up=> target=_blank} or eblink{logging in=> target=_blank}, select "Create Event" at the top of the page. This brings you to the first part of creating your event, called Edit.

3. Go to Set Payments & Payouts.

Set Payments & Payouts is located in the top of the options menu.

NOTE: If your eblink{event schedule has multiple dates/times=>}, the payment processor you choose will be the same for each individual event in your schedule.

4. Set PayPal as the payment processor.

The payment processor will be set to eblink{Eventbrite Payment Processing=>} the first time you create an event, but you can use the drop-down menu to select "PayPal."

PRO TIP: For now, you can only use Eventbrite Organizer to eblink{process credit card payments=>} in U.S. dollars with eblink{Eventbrite Payment Processing=>}. For events using another eblink{currency=>}, you can still use Eventbrite Organizer to take cash sales on-site. Events using another payment processor like eblink{PayPal=>} can still use Eventbrite Organizer to eblink{check in attendees=>}.

NOTE: If your event has sold tickets, you can't switch from eblink{Eventbrite Payment Processing=>} to a different payment processor, or from PayPal to Eventbrite Payment Processing until you eblink{refund all completed orders=>}. However, you can switch from eblink{Authorize.Net=>} to PayPal after tickets have sold.

5. Enter your PayPal email address.

Click or tap in the field under "PayPal Premier or Business account email" to type in the email address tied to your Premier or Business PayPal account. Make sure to enter this email correctly — this is how you'll receive the money for your ticket sales!

TIP: You can eblink{give attendees additional ways to pay for their order=>} by setting up "Offline Payment Methods."

6. Save your changes.

Choose "Save" to change your payment processor to PayPal. When attendees register on your event listing, they'll be taken to PayPal to complete their purchase, and payments (including eblink{Eventbrite fees=>}) will go directly into your PayPal account.

TIP: Check out this article to learn more about eblink{the registration process for events using PayPal=>}.

PRO TIP: The purchase flow for attendees will look similar on the mobile web and on the Eventbrite app for eblink{iOS=>} and eblink{Android=>}.

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