PayPal Express Checkout gives your customers the ability to choose PayPal payment during the checkout process. Your customer is redirected to the secured PayPal website to complete the payment process. Upon completion, the customer is then redirected back to your store/website to complete the remaining checkout process.
If you are going to use PayPal Express Checkout as your payment gateway provider, then we will need a few things from you in order to get your website integrated with PayPal. This article will explain that.
You first need to have a PayPal business account to set up PayPal Express Checkout payment gateway. If you don’t have an account, please sign up here:
Remember that any account set up with PayPal is in your company's name. Webstix does not do this for you. You need it in your name so that the funds go to your account and so that you pay their fees.
Once you get your PayPal account, you should login and go through the brief questions that they ask there in order to set up your account.
Next, to set up PayPal Express Checkout on your Magento store/website, Webstix needs the API login details from you.
We need the Application Program Interface (or “API” as we say in our industry) login credentials to put into Magento so that we can establish a secure connection to PayPal’s servers.
The difference between a normal login and API login is:
Here is the list of what we will need from you:
Here is how a sample PayPal API login would look like:
You may refer to these resources to help you get us your API credentials from your PayPal business account: