How Paypal Invoices Work

The Customer's Experience

We use Paypal as our method of accepting credit card payments. Customers often think that this requires a Paypal account but this is not the case.

When a customer orders badges they will receive an email with a link to a secure payment page for your order. This payment page can then be used to make a one off payment by credit or debit card as you would with any once off online payment. No account is needed. The images below show how a Paypal invoice works.

When a Paypal Invoice is sent the customer receives an email that looks like this 

When a Paypal Invoice is sent the customer receives an email that looks like this 

Clicking the link in the email brings you to your secure payment page.

Clicking the link in the email brings you to your secure payment page.

The Experience for The Business Owner

Paypal invoices are a great way for a small business to collect payments without requiring any additional equipment or standing charges. An email is received by the business owner with a notification as soon as payment is made. Any unpaid invoices appear at the top of the business owners account so it’s easy to keep track of an unpaid invoices and there is a mechanism to send a reminder if needed.

Paypal also allows for partial payment of invoices so the same invoice can be used to accept a deposit and final payment for larger orders which is very handy.