How to charge a commission from agents in real estate portal software?

In the previous article we have known how to configure PayPal payment function and now we have a look at how with help of this Real Estate Manager Paypal plugin admin can charge a commission from agents who post properties in real estate portal software

Firstly it is necessary to obtain Paypal credentials

How to obtain PayPal credentials?

1. Log into the PayPal website with the account associated with your application or website.
2. Navigate to My Selling Tools by selecting My Account -> Profile -> My Selling Tools

My Selling Tools

3. Click Selling Online -> API Access -> Update to display the API Access page.
Update Selling online for real estate portal software

4. Under Option 2, click View API Signature to view the Request API Credentials page. If you have existing credentials, they are displayed here.
Request API Credentials for real estate portal software

5. To create new credentials, select Request API Signature and click Agree and Submit.
For more information, see Creating and Managing Classic API Credentials. If you have existing API credentials, you can use this shortcut to review them:
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-api-signature
existing API credentials for real estate portal software

Insert this information API Username, API Password and Signature in PayPal plugin.
6. To get API ID you you need to create your application here:
https://www.paypal-apps.com

Fill in all the fields marked with an asterisk to create your application. After clicking on the button Submit App and automatic approval you will get Live App ID that also should be inserted in PayPal plugin.

How to charge a commission from agents in real estate portal software?

After you have gotten all necessary credentials, go to Extensions -> Plugins -> Paypal plagin and open there the second tab:

Paypal plugin API credentials in real estate portal software

Then in the third tab of the plugin, set the commissions that admin will be paid for the difference price ranges:
Paypal plugin commission in real estate portal software

For adding new price range, click on button Add New. Also, you can specify here how admin commission will be calculated - as a percent or fixed value. That's all. Click Save to save your configurations.

In the next article we will cover the upgrade process in Real Estate Manager


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