PayPal Payments Standard

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Required Settings

Required Settings

Field Scope Description
Email Associated with PayPal Merchant Account (Optional) Website Any email addresses that are associated with your PayPal merchant account. Email addresses are case sensitive, and must exactly match the addresses that are in your account.
API Authentication Methods Website Determines the method used for API authentication. Options:
API SignatureDisplays the API Signature field in the form.
API CertificateDisplays the API Certificate field in the form.
API Username Website The API user name that is associated with your PayPal merchant account.
API Password Website The API password that is associated with your PayPal merchant account.
API Signature Website If applicable, the API signature that is associated with your PayPal merchant account.
API Certificate Website If applicable, uploads your API certificate to the configuration.
Sandbox Mode Website When enabled, runs PayPal Payments Standard in a testing environment, Make sure to turn test mode off when you are ready to “go live” in production mode. Options: Yes / No
API Uses Proxy Website A proxy can be used to redirect traffic when the server firewall prevents direct access to the PayPal server. If applicable, identifies the proxy server that is used to establish connection with the PayPal server. Options: Yes / No
Proxy HostThe IP address of the proxy host.
Proxy PortThe number of the proxy port.
Enable this Solution Website Determines if PayPal Payments Standard is available your customers as a payment method.
Enable PayPal Credit Website Determines if PayPal Credit is available to your customers as a payment option.

Advertise PayPal Credit

Field Scope Description
Publisher ID Website The Publisher ID associated with your PayPal Credit account.
Get Publisher ID from PayPal Fetches your Publisher ID from PayPal.
Home Page Website

Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on the home page.

Display

Displays a PayPal Credit banner on the home page of your store. Options: Yes / No

Position

Determines the position of the PayPal Credit banner on the home page. Options: Header (center), Sidebar (right)

Size

Determines the size of the PayPal Credit banner on the home page. Options: 190 x 100, 234 x 60, 300 x 50, 468 x 60, 728 x 90, 800 x 66
Catalog Category Page Website

Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on category pages. Options: (same as for Home Page)

Catalog Product Page Website

Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on product pages. Options: (same as for Home Page)

Checkout Cart Page Website

Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on cart page. Options: (same as for Home Page)

Basic Settings - PayPal Payments Standard

Basic Settings

Field Scope Description
Title Store View A name that identifies PayPal Payments Standard as a payment method during checkout.
Sort Order Store View A number that determines the order in which PayPal Payments Standard appears when listed with other payment methods during checkout.
Payment Action Website

Determines the action taken by PayPal when an order is submitted.

Authorization Approves the purchase, but puts a hold on the funds. The amount is not withdrawn until it is “captured” by the merchant.
Sale The amount of the purchase is authorized and immediately withdrawn from the customer’s account.
Display on Product Details Page Store View Determines if the “Checkout with PayPal” button appears on product pages. Options include: Yes / No

Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings

Field Scope Description
Display on Shopping Cart Store View Determines if PayPal Express Checkout appears as a payment option in the shopping cart. Options: Yes (Recommended) / No
Payment Action Applicable From Website Determines the range of the applicable country selection. Options: All Allowed Countries, Specific Countries
Countries Payment Applicable From Website Identifies each country from which payment is accepted. Only customers with a billing address in a selected country can make purchases with this payment method.
Debug Mode Website Records messages sent between your store and the PayPal payment system in a log file. Options: Yes / No

The log file is stored on the server and is accessible only to developers. In accordance with PCI Data Security Standards, credit card information is not recorded in the log file.

Enable SSL Verification Website Enables verification of the host security certificate. Options: Yes / No
Transfer Cart Line Items Website Displays a full summary of the line items from the customer’s shopping cart on the PayPal site. Options: Yes / No
Transfer Shipping Options Website Includes up to ten shipping options on the PayPal site. Options include: Yes / No
Shortcut Buttons Flavor Store View Determines the type of image used for the PayPal acceptance button. Options:
Dynamic(Recommended) Displays an image that can be dynamically changed from the PayPal server.
StaticDisplays a static image that cannot be changed dynamically.
Enable PayPal Guest Checkout Website Allows customers who do not have PayPal accounts to make purchases with PayPal Express Checkout. Options: Yes / No
Require Customer’s Billing Address Website Determines if the customer billing address is required. Options: Yes, No, For Virtual Quotes Only
Billing Agreement Signup Website Determines if customers have the option to enter into a billing agreement with your store. Options:
AutoCustomer can sign up for a billing agreement during Express Checkout.
Ask CustomerCustomer are asked if they want to sign up for a billing agreement.
NeverCustomers are not offered the option to sign up for a billing agreement.
Skip Order Review Step Website Determines if customers can complete the transaction from the PayPal site, or are required to return to your store and complete the Order Review step before submitting the order. Options: Yes / No

Billing Agreement Setting

Billing Agreement Settings

Field Scope Description
Billing Agreement Settings
Enabled Website When enabled, billing agreements appear to customers as a payment option during checkout. Options: Yes / No
Title Store View The label for the PayPal billing agreement option that appears as a payment option during checkout.
Sort Order Store View Determines the order in which billing agreements are listed with other payment methods during checkout.
Payment Action Website Determines how PayPal manages the transaction: Options:
AuthorizationApproves the purchase, but puts a hold on the funds. The amount is not withdrawn until it is “captured” by the merchant.
SaleThe amount of the purchase is authorized and immediately withdrawn from the customer’s account.
Payment Applicable From Website Determines the range of the applicable country selection. Options: All Allowed Countries / Specific Countries
Countries Payment Applicable From Website Identifies each country from which payment is accepted. Only customers with a billing address in a selected country can make purchases with this payment method.
Debug Mode Website Records communication with the payment system in a log file. Options: Yes / No

The log file is stored on the server and is accessible only to developers. In accordance with PCI Data Security Standards, credit card information is not recorded in the log file.

Enable SSL Verification Website Enables a verification step to that ensures the transaction takes place over an encrypted SSL channel. Options: Yes / No
Transfer Cart Line Items Website When enabled, displays a summary of line items from the shopping cart on your PayPal payments page. Options: Yes / No
Allow in Billing Agreement Wizard Website When enabled, customers can initiate a billing agreement from the dashboard of their customer account.

Settlement Report Settings

Settlement Report Settings

Field Scope Description
SFTP Credentials
Login Website Your user name that is required to log in to PayPal’s Secure FTP Server.
Password Website Your password that is required to log in to PayPal’s Secure FTP Server.
Sandbox Mode Website When enabled, runs reports in a test environment before “going live” in the production environment. Options: Yes / No
Custom Endpoint Hostname or IP-Address Website The URL where settlement reports are managed. Default value: reports.paypal.com
Custom Path Website The path were settlement reports are saved on your server. Default value: /ppreports/outgoing
Scheduled Fetching
Enable Automatic Fetching Website When enabled, fetches settlement reports automatically on schedule. Options: Yes / No
Schedule Global Determines how often settlement reports are generated by PayPal. Options: Daily, Every 3 days, Every 7 days, Every 10 days, Every 14 days, Every 30 days, Every 40 days
Time of Day Global Determines the hour, minute, and second that settlement reports are generated.

Frontend Experience Settings

Frontend Experience Settings

Field Scope Description
PayPal Product Logo Store View Determines the PayPal logo that appears in your store. There are four basic styles in two sizes. Options: No Logo, We prefer PayPal (150 x 60), We prefer PayPal (150 x 40), Now accepting PayPal (150 x 60), Now accepting PayPal (150 x 40), Payments by PayPal (150 x 60), Payments by PayPal (150 x 40), Shop now using (150 x 60), Shop now using (150 x 40)
PayPal Merchant Pages Style
Page Style Store View Determines the appearance of your PayPal merchant page. Permitted values:
paypalUses the PayPal page style.
primary Uses the page style that you identified as the “primary” style in your account profile.
your_custom_valueUses a custom payment page style, which is specified in your account profile.
Header Image URL Store View The URL of the image that appears in the upper-left corner of the checkout page. The maximum size is 750 x 90 pixels.

PayPal recommends that the image be located on a secure (https) server. Otherwise, the customer’s browser may warn that “the page contains both secure and nonsecure items.”

Header Image Background Color Store View The six-character hexadecimal color code for the background color of the header on the checkout page. You can enter the code in either upper- and lowercase characters.
Header Image Border Color Store View The six-character hexadecimal color code for the two-pixel border around the header.
Page Background Color Store View The six-character hexadecimal color code for the background color of the checkout page that appears behind the header and payment form.