More than 225 million people worldwide use PayPal for online sales and purchase. If you’re one of them, you know that the service is immensely convenient and secure, just like credit cards.

With PayPal, you need to simply spot the PayPal button, login to your account and sit back and relax. You don’t even need to maintain any balance in your account for the purchase.

This article will help you to configure your PayPal merchant account in your WooCommerce store. So, let’s get started…

Step 1: First and foremost, you need to create a PayPal merchant account. Here I’ll be creating a sandbox account for demonstration purpose.


Step 2:  Login to the dashboard and set up a business account. Here you will get all the API credentials and other account details required for configuration.



Step 3:  Go to your WooCommerce admin section and follow the path

WooCommerce → Settings → Checkout → PayPal


Step 4: Fill The Details In The Respective Fields As Below:

  • Check the Enable/Disable checkbox.
  • Provide the Title and Description that you want your customers to see during checkout.
  • Next, provide the PayPal login email in the PayPal Email field.
  • If you’re using a sandbox account for development or testing purpose, you can check the PayPal sandbox checkbox, otherwise, you can leave it as it is.
  • You should check the Debug log option as it will help you to detect any error if occurred.
  • You can also check the IPIN Email Notifications checkbox so that you can receive an IPIN from PayPal indicating refunds, chargebacks and cancellations.
  • In case your PayPal email differs from that which you have entered in the PayPal email field, you can provide your main Receiver email here.
  • Provide your PayPal identity token here. This will allow to verify payments without the need for PayPal IPIN.
  • You can provide a prefix for your invoice in the Invoice prefix field.
  • Next, you can check the “Send shipping details to PayPal instead of billing” checkbox if you want to send your shipping address to PayPal instead of billing.
  • You can check the “Enable “address_override” to prevent address information from being changed.” checkbox so as to set the address as fixed but it’s recommended that you should keep it disabled.
  • You can set the Payment action accordingly, if you want to make payment immediately or just want to authorize.
  • Page style and Image URL helps you to enhance the user experience in your WooCommerce store. You can personalize the display of the PayPal checkout options by configuring these two options.
  • In the API credential section, you need to provide your business account API credentials that you got earlier.



Step 5: Click on the Save changes button and your WooCommerce store is ready for the PayPal checkout.

May the Woo force be with you!

Now, you can easily Connect your WooCommerce store with the back-end ERP/CRM system to automate the business process!integrate-woocommerce-with-ERP

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