Note: On November 21, 2005, PayPal completed its purchase of VeriSign's payment gateway business. PayPal has upgraded all Payflow Gateway accounts to use the newest version of PayPal Manager. If you have questions about your PayPal account, contact PayPal.


PayPal is the leading provider of Internet trust services -- including authentication, validation, and payment -- needed by Web sites, enterprises, and e-commerce service providers to conduct trusted and secure electronic commerce and communications over IP networks.

All processing with PayPal is transparent to you and the donor. Using PayPal, you can accept all major credit cards and debit cards, and transactions are processed in real-time. Data is first transferred through BBPS to a high-security, fully redundant, risk-free transaction-processing center where PayPal processes them and sends them to the appropriate financial institution for authorization.

Your PayPal account provides you with access to a secure administrative site, PayPal Manager. You can use PayPal Manager to:

  • Enter manual transactions
  • Void existing transactions
  • Check on deposit information
  • Run comprehensive reports

Visit PayPal's Web site for complete information.

For more information, review the NetSolutions section of The Raiser's Edge FAQs.