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PayPal is one of the most popular payment gateway options for online shoppers and has benefits for you as the business owner too. As one of the leading online payment providers, it facilitates millions of transactions a day through a secure and speedy platform.
To use PayPal as the payment gateway provider for your online shop you will need to apply for a Business account with them. You can do so by clicking here.
When this is done you will need to follow the steps below:
Click "Shop" from the Top Menu.
Click "Shop Settings" on the left-hand menu.
Click on "Payment Gateways".
Select the "Add New Gateway" button.
Click on the "PayPal" logo.
Select the type of PayPal integration you would like to use by clicking on the logo.
Fill in the required information that appears on the screen.
Click the "Add Gateway" button.
Your PayPal integration will now appear in your Payment Gateways area
NB - Whilst setting up your PayPal account, we recommend ensuring that 'Auto Return for Website Payments' is enabled in order for your customers to be redirected to the Thank You Page on your website. To do this follow the steps below:
If you have any questions about your Return URL, please get in touch with your Account Manager.
To use PayPal Express on your website, please make sure that you have first set up PayPal Standard in your Create account, as per the steps above. Next, you will need to setup API Permissions in your PayPal account. To do this follow the steps below:
Log in to your PayPal account.
Click on the cog icon in the top menu, followed by "Account Settings"
Select "Website Payments" from the left-hand menu.
Click "Update" on the line which is titled "API Access".
Click "Manage API credentials" on the third option "NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic)".
Ensure "Request API signature" is checked and click "Agree and Submit".
Copy and paste the API Username, API Password, Signature that PayPal gives you into the boxes below.
Click "Done" in PayPal.
Click "Save Changes" at the bottom of this screen.
Please note, PayPal Pro requires a package which supports SSL website encryption.
To sign up for an account with PayPal Website Payments Pro please take a look at the following link and select “Sign up now” - https://www.paypal-business.co.uk/process-online-payments-with-paypal/index.htm
Once you have done the above and your PayPal Website Payments Pro account has been approved you will need to contact your Account Manager. They will then place this feature into your account and, following this, you will need to add this to your Create Shop using the steps below:
Go to your "Shop" area
Click "Shop Settings" on the left-hand menu and then click on "Payment Gateways"
Click "Add New Gateway" then click the "PayPal Logo.
Then make sure you check "PayPal Pro” from the "Type of PayPal integration:" setting. Then you will be able to add your PayPal Primary Email address and PayPal Secure Merchant ID.
Click "Add Gateway" to confirm.
The payment gateway will now be added to your account.