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Setting up the PayPal payment method


PayPal is a popular online payment platform that offers a variety of payment options for businesses and individuals. PayPal is 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.

Several versions of PayPal are available:

  • PayPal Integral: PayPal Integral is the classic version of the PayPal payment module.
  • 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 on the order tunnel. The user is redirected to PayPal without going through the classic ordering process.

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
  3. Select the version of PayPal you want

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
  • To retrieve the API identifiers required to configure PayPal on your store, go to your PayPal space and click on the "Activity" section and then "API Access"
  • Select "NVP/SOAP API Integration (classic)"
  • On the new page, click on "Ask for an API signature"
  • Then copy the 3 identifiers needed to configure the module on your store
  • Paste these API identifiers in the corresponding fields for the PayPal configuration on your store

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


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Remember to test and activate the payment method so that it is functional on your store.

If you get an error message when testing the PayPal payment module, 2 possibilities:

  • You did not set up the correct PayPal payment module. Two PayPal modules are available: Express Checkout and Integral. Make sure that you have subscribed to the right type of contract.
  • Your credentials are not correct. Make sure your API and Signature credentials are correct.

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💬 Feel free to contact your Business Coaches if you have any questions!