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Credit card processing

Kim S
Jul 28, 2021 10:20 PM
Joined Jul, 2021 4 posts

Rookie questions…when I went to link my OR account thru API to VRBO, I got an error that says I needed a credit card processor. However, I thought VRBO requires hosts to use their credit card processing services. Any info would be helpful. Also, I set up a PayPal account and integration thinking that would be sufficient since renters could pay by credit card thru PayPal, however I got the same error. Thanks, in advance, for any insights.

Ken T
Jul 29, 2021 10:51 AM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 899 posts

Actually, one of the Vrbo API requirements is specifically to have your own credit card payment processor - with the API, Vrbo does not handle guest payments.

https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/channel-management-api-integrations-vrbo

Unfortunately, PayPal is a nonstandard card processor and does not meet the technical requirements of the API, so cannot be used for that purpose.

https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/paypal-versus-credit-card-processing

Kim S
Jul 29, 2021 7:51 PM
Joined Jul, 2021 4 posts

Thanks, Ken!!