Indie Communication
December 12, 2013

Dear IndieCommerce Store,


Just in time for the tail end of the holiday season, our team has negotiated a special  rate for using PayPal.

Our new PayPal representative, Curtis Keierleber, has generously offered all IndieCommerce stores a new low rate of 1.9% of sale, and 30 cents per transaction.

How to get started:

Email Curtis at
and mention that you are an IndieCommerce store requesting newly the negotiated rate.  If you already have a PayPal business account, no further action is required after emailing Curtis.

If you are setting up a new PayPal Business account, please follow the additional steps below:
  1. After your PayPal account has been activated and confirmed, email with the email address associated with your account.   
  2. We will then install and configure the PayPal module.   
  3. After we confirm that the module has been activate, please place a test order to ensure that your PayPal account is active.
Benefits of Using PayPal:
  • Better for business: Maximize sales on your website by adding a level of convenience with PayPal.
  • International currencies: Accept payments in 24 currencies from 190 countries and markets around the globe.
  • 24/7 phone support: PayPal customer service agents are experts in online payments and will help you resolve your specific issues.  
  • Quick access to your money: Money shows up in your PayPal business account quickly. You can then transfer funds to your bank account, spend it through PayPal, or use the PayPal Debit MasterCard®.
  • Fraud protection: Help protect your business with PayPal's Automatic Fraud
    Screening, included at no extra charge.  
  • Optimized for mobile checkout: Buyers using mobile devices see a customized checkout screen with minimal data entry for easy checkout. 
  • Using PayPal will increase your margin of sale: If you are currently using ABA's shared account, transactions are subject to a 4.5% fee, in addition to credit card charges.   At only 1.9% of the sale and 30 cents per transaction, the PayPal rate can help save you money if your customers check out with PayPal instead.
Important Information Regarding Integration:

While there are many positive aspects to using PayPal, there are a couple of items specific to IndieCommerce to note:
  • Orders paid for using PayPal are not eligible for Ingram Fulfillment.
  • If you receive a pre-order, or special order, capture the funds within 29 days.  You will not be able to reauthorize the card after 29 days.
  • Completing orders or issuing refunds will take place directly on PayPal's interface.
  • Additional information can be found here
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us or reach out to Curtis directly.

All best,
Neil & the IndieCommerce Team

Neil Strandberg | Director of Member Technology | (800) 637-0037 x 7527