(V5) How do I set up PayPal with Ozcart? Print

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PayPal Payments Standard

This is found in Configuration > Payment Plugins. This is the easiest way to set up PayPal. All it requires is for you to enter the email address of your PayPal account. For better recurring subscription (recurring payments) support, you should consider using PayPal Express Checkout.

For 'Transaction Method', you'll most probably want to use Sale, which allows the payment to be immediately processed. Authorization means that it will require for you to approve the payment before it is processed.

Make sure to set up your Order Statuses in the 'Order Status' tab.

 

PayPal Express Checkout

To set up your store to use PayPal, you need a special set of passwords from PayPal called an API key/API password. You enter these into your store's administration panel under Configuration > Payment Plugins > PayPal Express and then you'll be able to take orders. We've shown you how to do this in the video below, which uses testing credentials from PayPal's simulated payment environment, called the Sandbox.

This is a direct link to your API credentials page in PayPal (after you log in): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_get-api-signature&generic-flow=true

You can do a test to find out if your credentials are correct using this link and substituting the user, pwd and signature (where xxxxxxxxxx is) with the ones from your PayPal account, and perhaps the currency code with your default one (though not necessary), and entering that URL in your browser. You should get some sort of "Success" text (perhaps towards the end and sometimes before the end) if you have input your credentials correctly. Search closely for the Success message:

LIVE MODE:
https://api-3t.paypal.com/nvp?&user=xxxxxxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxxxxxx&signature=xxxxxxxxxx&version=70.0&METHOD=SetExpressCheckout&RETURNURL=http://www.paypal.com/test.php&CANCELURL=http://www.paypal.com/test.php&PAYMENTACTION=Sale&AMT=50&CURRENCYCODE=USD

SANDBOX MODE:
https://api-3t.sandbox.paypal.com/nvp?&user=xxxxxxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxxxxxx&signature=xxxxxxxxxx&version=70.0&METHOD=SetExpressCheckout&RETURNURL=http://www.paypal.com/test.php&CANCELURL=http://www.paypal.com/test.php&PAYMENTACTION=Sale&AMT=50&CURRENCYCODE=USD

 

Note 1: The help banners in Ozcart's PayPal page are there to assist you and will remain visible even after signing up.
Note 2: Have you received an IPN failed email from PayPal? Read this documentation to resolve it.
Note 3: For 'Transaction Method', you'll most probably want to use Sale. Sale allows the payment to be immediately processed. Authorization means that it will require for you to approve the payment before it is processed.
Note 4: Make sure to set up your Order Statuses in the 'Order Status' tab.

We have created a video to help you through the process of setting up PayPal with Ozcart, including the process of grabbing your API passwords/keys and setting them up in your account.

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvvlIlT7-Fg

Or view here:

 

PayPal Express Checkout Button

To set up a PayPal payment button, please view this article.

 

Important: If you are using reward points, make sure to read the important section at the bottom of the Reward Points article.


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