Running multiple sites from one Paypal account – PayPal Community money laundering convictions

Hello all,

I’m guessing my question might be a common one, but I’ve done a fair bit of searching with no success for an answer so far. I’m hoping someone can help.

I’m currently running website payments standard on one ecommerce site. My site uses the ekmpowershop system, so it’s on a hosted shopping cart thing.

It’s all set up fine at the moment and doing quite well. However, I want to set up a second website, but run that one from the same paypal account and it’s proving a bit tricky. I’ve spoken to EKM and they say it’s not a problem, but I need to tell google to allow ‘multiple return urls’ or something…?

From what I understand, if I just add a second and set up as before, a customer on website ‘a’ could place and order, but be redirected to website ‘b’ after they’ve paid.

This obviously isn’t ideal. So, if anyone knows how I can basically add a second site to my paypal account with a minimum of fuss, that’d be great.Money laundering convictions

I did actually wonder whether I could just set up a third, basic ‘umbrella’ site – i.E. Whether a customer buys on site ‘a’ or ‘b’, they will always end up on site ‘c’, which will basically be a generic ‘thank-you’ page, with links on to both sites if they want to go back to the site they were on.

Does that make sense….?!

I’m sure someone else must have had a similar problem….Maybe I’m missing something obvious…?

Any help massively appreciated.

Cheers,

Bill

I’m having the exact same issues at the moment and I’m with you on there not being any obvious solutions out there (or my goggle-fu is weak)

I’ve got one core website offering services that that paypal payments and I’m just about to launch a secondary totally separate site, also using paypal. There is no relation between the sites.

At first I thought I could do this using the multiple email’s function, but it turns out I am wrong as all the main paypal accounts details are displayed at the end screen (not giving a very good user experience and breaking brand continuity – essential when creating ecommerce sites).Money laundering convictions

I then begrudgingly created a secondary account with paypal, specifically for the new site. However when I went to enter my back details, the paypal system got the hump because the bank account was already registered with another user (duh!).

All I really require is an umbrella paypal account, surely that makes the perfect solution. What I have to do now is move money from one paypal account, to another, then into my bank. Can anyone say money laundering?

So how do we get around this paypal?

EDIT: I just found this thread. The tl;dr is basically you have to open two accounts. Boooooooooo!

Hello all,

I’m guessing my question might be a common one, but I’ve done a fair bit of searching with no success for an answer so far. I’m hoping someone can help.

I’m currently running website payments standard on one ecommerce site. My site uses the ekmpowershop system, so it’s on a hosted shopping cart thing.Money laundering convictions

It’s all set up fine at the moment and doing quite well. However, I want to set up a second website, but run that one from the same paypal account and it’s proving a bit tricky. I’ve spoken to EKM and they say it’s not a problem, but I need to tell google to allow ‘multiple return urls’ or something…?

From what I understand, if I just add a second and set up as before, a customer on website ‘a’ could place and order, but be redirected to website ‘b’ after they’ve paid. This obviously isn’t ideal. So, if anyone knows how I can basically add a second site to my paypal account with a minimum of fuss, that’d be great.

I did actually wonder whether I could just set up a third, basic ‘umbrella’ site – i.E. Whether a customer buys on site ‘a’ or ‘b’, they will always end up on site ‘c’, which will basically be a generic ‘thank-you’ page, with links on to both sites if they want to go back to the site they were on.Money laundering convictions

Does that make sense….?!

I’m sure someone else must have had a similar problem….Maybe I’m missing something obvious…?

Any help massively appreciated.

Cheers,

Bill

I’m having the exact same issues at the moment and I’m with you on there not being any obvious solutions out there (or my goggle-fu is weak)

I’ve got one core website offering services that that paypal payments and I’m just about to launch a secondary totally separate site, also using paypal. There is no relation between the sites.

At first I thought I could do this using the multiple email’s function, but it turns out I am wrong as all the main paypal accounts details are displayed at the end screen (not giving a very good user experience and breaking brand continuity – essential when creating ecommerce sites).

I then begrudgingly created a secondary account with paypal, specifically for the new site.Money laundering convictions however when I went to enter my back details, the paypal system got the hump because the bank account was already registered with another user (duh!).

All I really require is an umbrella paypal account, surely that makes the perfect solution. What I have to do now is move money from one paypal account, to another, then into my bank. Can anyone say money laundering?

So how do we get around this paypal?

EDIT: I just found this thread. The tl;dr is basically you have to open two accounts. Boooooooooo!