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Setting up PayPal Payments


PayPal is a popular online payment platform that offers a variety of payment options for businesses and individuals. It's an ideal solution for online stores, as it allows customers to pay using a variety of methods, such as credit cards, debit cards or their PayPal account.

Activate your PayPal account

To offer PayPal on your store, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the PayPal registration page, if you do not have an account yet
  2. Fill out the registration form with information about your online store, your company, and your banking information.

Once this form is completed and sent, you will have to wait for PayPal to confirm the validation of your account.

Setting up PayPal on your store

Once your account has been validated and activated, here are the steps to follow to configure PayPal on your store:

  • Go to the Configuration (cogwheel) > Manage my payment methods section and select the PayPal payment module corresponding to the version you have chosen from their service
  • Simply log in to your PayPal account with your login details and follow the instructions.
  • Select the options you wish to activate

Your PayPal payment module is now present on the checkout tunnel of your store.

It's important to note that integration is not possible with a personal PayPal account.
You will need a PayPal merchant (Pro) account to integrate successfully. Also, by law, you must have a PayPal merchant account for any commercial activity.

Activating the PayPal Payments options on your store

With PayPal Payments, you have several payment options to offer your customers. You can activate all of them, or choose the one(s) you prefer.

Pay later

To give your customers greater flexibility at no extra cost, you can offer them the option of paying in installments.

This option is enabled by default, and you can choose whether to display the PayPal Pay later button in your store.

If this option is deactivated, the PayPal multi-payment button will not be displayed in your store, but it may be offered to your customers via the "classic" PayPal payment.

PayPal card payments

You can offer your customers the option of paying directly by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), without having to create a PayPal account.

Please note, however, that payment by credit card will depend on your customer's country and eligibility. This type of payment will be offered to your customers in France, but may not be available to customers in other countries.

Alternative payment options

You can offer local payments through PayPal Payments, for example: GiroPay (Germany), iDEAL (Netherlands) and Bancontact (Belgium). These payments will only be offered to your customer if their billing country matches the payment method.

PayPal Express Checkout

PayPal Express Checkout improves conversion rates by reducing the number of steps required to place an order. An "Express Checkout" button appears in the order tunnel. Internet users are redirected to PayPal without having to go through the classic checkout process. This option is activated by default. You can deactivate it if you wish.

If your store's default delivery method is to a collection point (such as Mondial Relay), Express Checkout will not be compatible, as your customer will have to choose a collection point.


☝️ Good to know

  • Remember to test and activate the payment method so that it works in your store.
  • Order refunds are always processed from your PayPal account.

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