Paypal payment for your sign-up Events is one of the many options available for Customized Self-Book Templates. In setting up your customized Self-Book template, you can choose whether payment is required, optional, or not asked for in order for Visitors to sign up for the Event.

Note: We recommend creating a customized Self-Book Form for templates that include Paypal Payment so that you can write instructions & options for payment.

Note: Paypal Payment is only available with the full Self-Book subscription.

If you currently have a free Basic account, you can try a 15-day free trial of our Solo plan to try out all of our premium features.

How to get your “Hosted Button ID” from your PayPal account

Inside of your PayPal account, you need to create a “Buy Now” button and copy out its Hosted Button Id. Click to play this short video that shows you how:

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Setting up PayPal Payment inside your Self-Book feature

  1. To set up PayPal payments, go to the “Self-Book” Dashboard, click “Add Template”, and select your choice of Self-Book Template Type. Select either the “Required” or “Optional” button in the PayPal section of your Customized “Self-Book” Template Editor.
  2. Set up an “Advanced Account” in PayPal so that online credit card payment is accepted.
  3. Log in to this PayPal ”Advanced Account”, create a payment button, and save it. Make sure it has the item name, price, shipping, & tax info you want for your event.
  4. Locate your Hosting ID Number by accessing “My Saved Buttons” under Merchant Services inside your PayPal account. Click on the button and copy out the button ID — it will be something like, “ID: X9WEASQLM7WJF”. Note, only copy out the ID number itself, not the letters “ID: ” portion.
  5. Paste this Hosting Number in the Hosted Button ID field in your Customized Self-Book Template Editor.
  6. Then, just “Save” those changes to your new PayPal-connected Custom Self-Book Template!

If you are having problems with your PayPal button not working, learn more about how to troubleshoot your PayPal button. Learn more about Self-Book in the Setting up Self-Book solutions folder.