PayPal payment

For the merchant

The process of adding the PayPal payment option to your merchant website is simple. It consists in:

  • Creating a PayPal account if you do not have one.
  • Using a PayPal account if you have one.
  • Enabling the Payment via PayPal option with the help of your payment gateway sales representative.

For the buyer

Signing up to PayPal is free and is done on the PayPal website. The buyer must:

  • Create a PayPal account by entering an e-mail address and a password.
  • Fill in all his or her personal details, address, etc.
  • Fill in all the credit card details.
Module option
Activation

To enable the PayPal payment method, select Enabled.

By default, this option is Disabled.

Activation redirects the buyer directly to the PayPal payment page.

However, this payment method can also appear on the payment page if the buyer selects the One-Time payment method (if there are no restrictions in General configuration > Card Types).

Payment method title This option allows you to define the title of the payment method.

The buyer will see this title when choosing a payment method.

If your shop supports several languages, you can also define the title of the payment method for each language.

Order If you offer several payment methods, enter a number in the Display order field to determine the position of this payment method.

The payment methods appear in ascending order according to the Display order value.

Logo Choose the Logo that you wish to display during checkout.
Restrictions
Supported countries

Configure the countries for which the payment method is available:

  • All countries: the payment method is available for all countries.
  • Specific countries: after choosing this option, the list of Authorized countries appears. Press and hold “Ctrl” and select the countries of your choice from the list of Authorized countries.
Minimum amount This field defines the minimum amount for which you wish to offer this payment method.

By defining a minimum amount for ALL GROUPS, the payment method will not be enabled for users with a smaller shopping cart amount.

It is also possible to define a minimum amount for each customer group in your shop.

Maximum amount This field defines the maximum amount beyond which you do not wish to offer this payment method.

By defining a minimum amount for ALL GROUPS, the payment method will not be enabled for users with a greater shopping cart amount.

It is also possible to define a maximum amount for each customer group in your shop.

Payment page
Capture delay

Delay (in days) before the capture for this payment method.

If you leave this field empty, the value configured in the General configuration section will be applied.

If the Capture delay field of the General configuration is also empty, the value configured in the Merchant Back Office will be applied.

Validation mode

Validation mode for this payment method.

General configuration: Recommended value.

Allows to apply the configuration defined in the General Configuration section.

Back Office Configuration:

Allows to use the configuration defined in the Merchant Back Office. (Menu: Settings > Shop > Configuration – section: validation mode)

Automatic:

This value indicates that the payment will be captured in the bank automatically without any action on the merchant’s part.

Manual:

This value indicates that the transactions will require manual validation by the merchant via the Merchant Back Office.

Warning: if the transaction is not validated by the merchant before the expiration date, it will not be captured in the bank.

Remember to configure the Instant Payment Notification rule on an operation coming from the Back Office to update the order status in Magento.

Once you have completed the configuration, click on Save.

WARNING: In some cases, PayPal retains a transaction because of suspected fraud. If this occurs, we will label the order with the status “Pending PayPal payment” in Magento.

For the order status to be updated in Magento once the payment has been validated by PayPal, you must configure the notification rule Instant Payment Notification URL on batch change (see chapter Setting up the Instant Payment Notification URL) .