How to Set up PayPal as a Payment Method

Modified on Mon, 13 Nov 2023 at 02:29 PM

This article will describe how to set up PayPal as a payment method for your online store. If you want your customers to be able to pay using PayPal, you have to be sure that you have a PayPal Business account. If you do not yet have a business account, you can see how in the article How to Create a PayPal Business Account.

1. In the project detail select Store Settings and Payment methods.

2. The second option for setting up PayPal is through the editor. First, click on Settings.

3. Choose the Online store tab and then click Set up under Payment methods.

4. Your existing payment methods will open. Click Add new method.

Add new method

5. In the next window, click the arrow to open the drop-down menu and choose PayPal.

PayPal Settings


6. Enter the email address of your PayPal account and click the link here at the top of the window. Save your new settings by clicking Save.

PayPal settings

7. Next, open the settings of PayPal and copy the address found in step 5.

step 5

8. Log in to your PayPal account. In the top right, open Account Settings and then Website Payments. Click Update in the Instant Payment Notifications row.

Instant payment notification

9. Click Choose IPN Settings.


10. In the Notification URL field, paste the address that you copied from the administration of your online store so that PayPal will automatically send you notifications related to transactions on your online store. Click Receive IPN messages and then click Save.


11. Your PayPal account is ready to accept payments from your customers.

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