Supported PayPal options

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PayPal is one of the most popular payment processors in the world. You can easily set up PayPal payment in your store and start accepting money. PayPal allows to accept payments through credit cards, PayPal accounts, bank accounts or buyer credit.

You need to have a Business PayPal account. If you need help with registering a Business Paypal Pay account, contact the PayPal Sales team by clicking Call customer support. If you want to email PayPal, click Message Center → Compose.

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PayPal Checkout

PayPal is one of the default payment providers in Ecwid. The email you use to log in to Ecwid is preset as the email for accepting payments via PayPal. You can enable the PayPal payment option and start accepting money right away.  

Paypal option in Ecwid Control Panel

If you have a PayPal account registered for the same email address as the one you use to log into your Ecwid store, you can just receive money to that account, no further setup is needed.

If you do not have a PayPal account registered for the email you use to log into Ecwid, you can register it later. You can start accepting payments even before you register the PayPal account. As soon as you sign up with PayPal using your Ecwid login email, this money will arrive to this new PayPal account. 

If you have a PayPal account registered for an email address other than your login email for Ecwid, you can add this email to your PayPal Checkout settings and receive money to that PayPal account:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment.
  2. Click Actions next to PayPal.
  3. Select Account Settings:

Paypal account settings in Ecwid Control Panel

  1. Click Change PayPal account under the email address:

Change paypal account email in Ecwid Control Panel

  1. Enter your email address and click Save:

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PayPal button on the checkout page

If you wish, you can enable displaying a PayPal checkout button on the cart page. This lets your customers skip entering their billing and shipping address and pay right away: 

PayPal button on the cart page 

PayPal Payflow Link 

PayPal Payflow Link is a payment methods are available to merchants from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and UK. This payment gateway links your website to your merchant account and payment processor. With Payflow, businesses can accept credit card payments directly to their bank.

This payment method allows you to accept payments directly without redirecting your customers to PayPal.

You will need a merchant or business account to use this service. Read here for more information about PayPal Payflow.

How to set up

  1. Sign up for PayPal Payflow.
  2. Log in to PayPal Manager account.
  3. Select the Service Settings tab.
  4. Select Set Up.
  5. At the bottom of the page, under Security Options, set Enable Secure Token to Yes.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. DO NOT change any other values on this page or on the Customize page. Ecwid will pass these values on your behalf automatically.
  8. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment.
  9. Scroll down to Other ways to get paid:

Scroll to Other ways to get paid

  1. Click Choose Payment Processor and select PayPal Payflow Link:

Select PayPal PayFlow

  1. Enter your credentials in the settings popup.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Place a test order to make sure the payment option works correctly.
  4. Once you've verified that your account works fine during the pilot, log in to PayPal Manager and click Activate Account.
  5. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment, PayPal Payflow Link section.
  6. Click Account Settings.
  7. Disable the Send transactions to the test server option:

Disable test mode

PayPal Payments Advanced

You can also use PayPal Payments Advanced: this payment method allows you to accept payments directly without redirecting your customers to PayPal. 

The PayPal Advanced method is available for the US and the UK merchants only.

How to set up

  1. Sign up for PayPal Advanced.
  2. Log in to PayPal Manager account.
  3. Select the Service Settings tab.
  4. Select Set Up.
  5. At the bottom of the page, under Security Options, set Enable Secure Token to Yes.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. DO NOT change any other values on this page or on the Customize page. Ecwid will pass these values on your behalf automatically.
  8. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment.
  9. Scroll down to Other ways to get paid:

Scroll to Other ways to get paid 

  1. Click Choose Payment Processor and select PayPal Payments Advanced:

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  1. Enter your credentials in the settings popup.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Place a test order to make sure the payment option works correctly.
  4. Once you've verified that your account works fine during the pilot, log in to PayPal Manager and click Activate Account.
  5. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment, PayPal Payments Advanced section.
  6. Click Account Settings.
  7. Disable the Send transactions to the test server option:

Disable test mode

PayPal Payments Pro Hosted (UK)

PayPal Payments Pro Hosted is a way to accept credit cards or PayPal payments without redirecting your customers to PayPal. Keeping customers at your Ecwid store during checkout allows you to provide a seamless shopping experience.

PayPal Payments Pro Hosted works for the UK merchants only.

How to set up

  1. Sign up for a PayPal Payments Pro account.
  2. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment.
  3. Scroll down to Other ways to get paid:

Scroll to Other ways to get paid

  1. Click Choose Payment Processor and select PayPal Payments Pro Hosted:

PayPal Pro Hosted

  1. Enter your PayPal Pro Hosted email address in the settings popup:

Email address for PayPal Por Hosted

  1. Click Save.

PayPal Insights (PayPal Marketing Solutions)

PayPal Insights helps increase sales by applying the power of PayPal shopping data with targeted promotions. With PayPal Insights you can offer your customers PayPal Credit and encourage them to buy more.

PayPal Insights is only available for merchants from the US.

You can enable PayPal Insights right from your Ecwid Control Panel:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Payment.
  2. Scroll to PayPal Checkout and click Actions → Account Settings.
  3. Click Activate under PayPal Insights:

 PayPal Insights

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