Magento Open Source, 2.0.x

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PayPal Express Checkout

PayPal Express Checkout helps boost sales by giving your customers the ability to pay by credit card or from the security of their personal PayPal accounts. During checkout, the customer is redirected to the secure PayPal site to complete the payment information. The customer is then returned to your store to complete the remainder of the checkout processThe process of gathering the payment and shipping information that is necessary to complete the purchase of items in the shopping cart. In the final step, the customer reviews and places the order.. Choosing Express Checkout adds the familiar PayPal button to your store, which has been reported to increase sales.*

Customers with current PayPal accounts can make a purchase in a single step by clicking the “Check out with PayPal” button. Express Checkout can be used as a standalone, or in combination with one of PayPal’s All-In-One solutions. If you already accept credit cards online, you can offer Express Checkout as an additional option to attract new customers who prefer to pay with PayPal.

Setting Up PayPal Express Checkout

You can have two PayPal solutions active at the same time: Express Checkout, plus an All-In-One solution. If you enable a different solution, the one used previously is automatically deactivated.

3. Expand the Required PayPal Settings section, and do the following:
a. Enter the Email Address that is associated with your PayPal merchant account.

Important! Email addresses are case sensitive. To receive payment, the email address you enter must match the email address specified in your PayPal merchant account.

b. Set APIApplication Program Interface: A software interface that lets third-party applications read and write to a system using programming language constructs or statements. Authentication Methods to one of the following:
  • API Signature
  • API Certificate
c. If necessary, click the Get Credentials from PayPal button. Then, complete the following:
  • API Username
  • API Password
  • API Signature
d. If you are using credentials from your sandbox account, set Sandbox Mode to “Yes.”

If necessary, click the Sandbox Credentials button and follow the instructions to set up your testing environment.

e. If your system uses a proxy server to establish the connection between Magento and the PayPal payment system, set API Uses Proxy to “Yes.” Then,, complete the following:
  • Proxy Host
  • Proxy Port
4. When these sections are complete, set Enable this Solution to “Yes.”
5. To offer financing through PayPal to your customers, see PayPal Credit to learn more.

You have now completed the Required PayPal Settings. At this point, you can either continue with the Basic and Advanced Settings, or click the Save Config button. You can return later fine-tune the configuration.