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Setup the Credit Card Module to Accept Payments for Events

Modified on Fri, 23 Apr 2021 at 12:28 AM

The Webinato Credit Card Module allows you to accept payment from participants signing up for future events as well as reviewing recorded past events. Payment can be set up in the Manage Events or Manage Recasts section of your Admin Page.

The Webinato interface uses the website PayPal to process credit cards. Registrants do NOT need to have PayPal accounts and will not see any reference to PayPal. PayPal is used as a Credit Card processor only.

Please note that you must have an APPROVED PayPal Payments Pro Subscription. Click here to learn more about it. PayPal must approve your business to accept credit cards directly on your website before we can enable the Credit Card Payment module.

By setting up the Credit Card module, you understand and agree that:

  • Payment goes directly from the registrant to your PayPal account WITHOUT going through Webinato.
  • Webinato is not responsible for any issues related to credit card processing, refunds, etc.
  • Webinato will not provide any customer support for refused payments or any other issues related to credit card processing.
  • Webinato cannot be held responsible for any loss of potential revenue.

Below are the steps to set up the Credit Card Module with your Webinato account.

1.  Create your Payments Pro account

If you don’t already have one, sign up for a PayPal Payments Pro account.  After PayPal reviews your application you will receive an email confirming that your business has been approved to accept credit card payments online.

2.  Create your Credit Card Credentials

The Credit Card Credentials identify you as a PayPal business account holder. The Credit Card Credentials consist of an API username along with an associated API password and signature, all of which are assigned by PayPal.

To create the Credit Card Credentials:

a.  Log into PayPal and click Profile.

b.  Click API Access from the Profile menu.

c.  Click Request API Credentials.

d.  Check Request API signature and click Agree and Submit.

e.  To complete the process, click Done.

Make note of the API Username, API Password, and Signature. You will need to enter this information in the Event Manager under Settings (See Step 4).

3.  Request activation of the Credit Card Payment module

Contact the Webinato Sales Department and request activation of the Credit Card Payment module for your account.

4.  Enter your PayPal Credentials in the Event Manager

Once you have received confirmation from the Webinato Sales Department that the Credit Card Payment module has been added to your account, log in to your Admin Page (using a Super Admin account) and click on Manage Events.

a.  Click on the Settings Gear Button and then check the Payment Option for Events box.

b.  Under Credit Card Account Credentials enter the credentials you created in Step 2. Also, make sure you provide a Billing Contact in case your customers have questions about their transactions.


Select “live” for real credit card transactions (recommended).

Select “sandbox” for testing purposes. If you have a PayPal sandbox account, make sure that the credentials you enter here are sandbox credentials provided by PayPal.

c.  Click Save & Close to save your settings.


5.  Specify a price for your webcasts

You are now ready to start accepting payments for your Events and Recorded Sessions.

For Events:

Create a new event in the Event Manager, select the Other tab and specify the corresponding Registration Price

For Recorded Sessions:

Log in to your portal and click Manage Recasts. From this page, you can assign a price to any of your recorded sessions.

How to Launch the Event Manager

  1. Launch Webinato Application
  2. Close the Welcome message using the Orange-color button at the upper right-hand corner
  3. Type in the admin portal URL or and log into the admin page
  4. Click the Manage Events link

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