Configuring PayPal

PayPal is just one of the many e-commerce payment gateways we support. However, following many requests, we went ahead and added PayPal-specific instructions here.

To configure your PayPal account, you will need to start by getting a PayPal account if you do not already have one. To do so, please head to PayPal website

We support PayPal Payments Pro and PayPal Express Checkout.

PayPal Payments Pro requires a business account and may have a base monthly fee. But your customers will not be redirected to PayPal website during checkout; they will complete the whole checkout process directly on your website.

PayPal Express Checkout can be used by almost anyone, but your customers will be redirected to PayPal website to enter their credit card details, they will then be redirected to your website and will be able to finalize their order.


Configuring PayPal Express Checkout

When your account is ready, you will need to grant Snipcart permissions to manage your account. To do this, log into your PayPal account and click on Profile in the menu.

Profile

Click on Profile and settings in the dropdown menu.

Then click on My Selling Tools and then click on Update beside API Access

Request API Credentials

Now click on Grant API permission.

Grant API Permission

The next step will be to add Snipcart as a third party, our Permission Username is geeks_api1.snipcart.com. Then click on Lookup and give us the above permissions:

New Third Party

Last step is to login into Snipcart dashboard, click on Store configurations > Payment gateway and select PayPal Express Checkout in the service dropdown. Finally, enter your PayPal account and hit the save button.

Snipcart PayPal Express Checkout

All the transactions on your website will be sent directly to your PayPal account!


Configuring PayPal Payments Pro

When your account is ready and business validated, you need to grant Snipcart permissions to manage your account. To do this, log into your PayPal account and click on Profile in the menu.

Business profile

Then go to My selling tools section and you will need to update your API access.

Business API access

You now need to add Snipcart as a third party allowed to make some actions on your behalf. Click on "Add or edit API permissions".

Grant API Permission

The next step will be to add Snipcart as a third party, our Permission Username is geeks_api1.snipcart.com. Then click on Lookup and give us the above permissions:

New Third Party

Last step is to login into Snipcart dashboard, click on Store configurations > Payment gateway and select PayPal Payments Pro in the service dropdown. Finally, enter your PayPal account and hit the save button.

Snipcart PayPal Payments Pro

All the transactions on your website will be sent directly to your PayPal account!