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Simple Payments Block

The Simple Payments block lets you add a payment button to any post or page, and immediately start accepting PayPal payments for physical products, digital goods, or donations.

Requirements

To use the Simple Payments block, your site needs to have an active Jetpack Premium or Professional plan.

Why? Because in order to make the block work, we need to integrate with third-party cloud services (such as the PayPal API), send notification emails and summaries, and store tokens and API keys in a PCI-compliant manner.

Adding a Simple Payments Button

You can add a Simple Payments button to any post or page, by selecting it from the Jetpack section of the block picker:

See our Jetpack Blocks page for more information on adding Jetpack blocks.

The following short video shows the full process of adding a Simple Payments button to a post:

  1. Select the Simple Payments button from the Jetpack section of the Block Picker.
  2. Add an image for product or good you’re selling.
  3. Enter the name of the item.
  4. Enter a brief description of the item.
  5. Select your currency and enter the price (without a currency symbol).
  6. Select whether to allow people to buy more than one of the item at a time.
  7. Enter your PayPal email address.

The email address you enter will determine where PayPal sends payments for the items sold or donations collected. Double-check the email address you enter to be sure it’s valid and belongs to you! You’ll also need a free PayPal account linked to your bank account to claim any payments you receive.

You can add as many Simple Payments buttons as you like to your page by repeating the process above.

Troubleshooting

If you’re having any trouble with the Simple Payments block, please contact support for help.

Privacy Information

This feature is deactivated by default, and unlocking it requires an upgrade to the Premium or Professional plan. Because this is not a formal module within Jetpack, there is no way to deactivate it entirely. If you have access to this feature but are not actively using it, there is no code running on your site that’s interacting with it.

Please note that payments are processed via PayPal, so we also recommend reviewing its privacy policy and documentation.

Data Used
Site Owners / Authors

In order to process a payment via PayPal, the following site/seller-related information is utilized: seller’s email address, site URL, WordPress.com-connected site ID, PayPal button ID, button configuration (style, locale, color, etc.), and whether or not a purchase quantity of greater than 1 is permitted.Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Site Visitors / Purchasers

In order to process a payment via PayPal, the following customer/purchase-related information is utilized: transaction amount, transaction currency code, product title, product price, product ID, order quantity, PayPal payer ID, and PayPal transaction ID.

Activity Tracked
Site Owners / Users

Payment completions, which include the following additional information: WordPress.com-connected site ID, product ID, order ID, PayPal payer ID, PayPal transaction ID, PayPal transaction status, and HTTP referrer.All email-related events (you will receive an email from Jetpack when a payment has been completed) are also tracked – sends, opens, and clicks.

Site Visitors / Users

The PayPal payer ID, transaction ID, and HTTP referrer are sent with a payment completion tracking event (see Data Used section for Site Owners / Users for more information on that event) to our servers.

Data Synced (Read More)
Site Owners / Users

We sync the following meta around payments/products: PayPal transaction ID, PayPal transaction status, PayPal product ID, quantity, price, seller email address, currency, payment button CTA text, and whether or not multiple items are allowed.

Site Visitors / Purchasers

We sync the following meta around payments/products: PayPal transaction ID, PayPal transaction status, PayPal product ID, quantity, price, customer email address, currency, and payment button CTA text.

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