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How to accept credit card payments

When organizing an event, it's vital to have a smooth ticket purchase flow for your guests. Eventleaf is an event management system to create and manage your events and set up smooth money transactions for your events. Add a presale code and sell presale tickets while saving time to create fantastic live and virtual events.

Make your tickets ready for purchase via a built-in credit card processor and create multiple ticket types so your guests can easily buy the tickets they want.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to accept credit card payments for tickets to your event. With Eventleaf, you can use the built-in credit card processor or your own PayPal, Authorize.Net, or Stripe merchant account. For more information, see our Terms of Service.


  1. Click on "Registration Steps > Advanced Settings" and scroll down to the "Payment Settings" section.

    Payment Settings
  2. Select either "Use Eventleaf to process credit card payments (USD only)" or "Use my credit card processor account".

    Credit card

Option 1 - Use Eventleaf to process credit card payments for your event (USD Only) [ Recommended ]

If you choose this option, Eventleaf will process your credit card sales and credit your payout bank account at the end of each month. This is the simplest option and no merchant account is required.

  1. Select your bank account if you've added it previously or click "Add Account" to add a new one.

    Payout Bank Account
  2. Enter your bank account details and click "Add" to save your account settings.

  3. Once you've added your account, click the "Start Verification" link to verify that your account is linked properly.

    Account Verification
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your account.

  5. Once your account is verified, you can add the same account in payout bank account dropdown. It may take several days for the test deposits to show up in your account.

  6. You are all set to use Eventleaf to process credit card payments for your event!

Option 2 - Use your PayPal, Authorize.Net or Stripe credit card processor account

If you choose this option, your merchant account will be used to process credit card transactions and funds will appear in your account immediately.

  1. Select "Use my credit card processor account" and click on "Add Processor" to add your merchant account.

    Add Processor
  2. Enter a nickname and select the processor type.

  3. Enter your merchant account details.

  4. Click "Save" to save your account settings.

  5. Click "Send Test Transaction" to ensure that your processor is linked successfully.

    Send Test Transaction
  6. Log in to your merchant account website and verify that the test transaction was received. You should then select the processor in the "Credit Card Processor" list.

  7. You are all set to use your merchant account to process credit card payments for your event!