Donate: checkout experience

The donate experience begins when a donor clicks the Donate button on your website.

When the donor clicks the Donate button, PayPal displays the donate landing page.

On this page, the donor can:

  • Enter the donation amount or verify the amount designated from your donate button.
  • Click the Make this a monthly donation checkbox to make this donation a recurring gift.
  • Click Donate with PayPal or Donate with a Debit or Credit Card.

Paying with PayPal

If the donor logs in to PayPal, the review page is displayed.

The donor can verify the donation amount and payment details or change the payment method. The donor can also choose to share their mailing address with the organization. When the donor clicks Donate Now, the payment is authorized and PayPal displays a confirmation page.

Finally, PayPal sends the donor an email to confirm the transaction.

Paying with debit or credit card

If the donor chooses to pay with a debit or credit card, the guest donation form opens.

The donor can:

  • Enter debit or credit card information.
  • Enter billing and contact information.
  • Optionally, make this a recurring monthly donation.
  • Optionally, create a PayPal account.

When the donor clicks Donate Now, the payment is authorized and PayPal displays a confirmation page.

Confirmation

Finally, PayPal sends the donor an email to confirm the transaction.

Enhance the checkout experience

To enhance the donor's checkout experience, you can add custom options to your Donate button. These topics describe custom button options and other PayPal Payment Standard product features: