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How do I integrate PayPal Express Checkout with VirtueMart?

Here's how:
  1. Log into your VirtueMart admin panel.
  2. Click VirtueMart > Payment Methods.
  3. Click New.
  4. Configure the following settings:
  • Payment Name - Enter a Payment Name.
  • Published - Select Yes.
  • Select VM Payment - Select PayPal for the payment method.
  • Currency - Select your preferred Currency for PayPal transactions.
  1. Review additional options.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Click Configuration.
  4. Configure the following settings to complete your Express Checkout integration:
  • PayPal product - Select Express Checkout.
  • Shop Environment - Select Production.
  • API Username - Enter your API Username.
  • API Password - Enter your API Password.
  • API Signature - Enter your API Signature.
  • Authentication - Select Signature.
  • Merchant email - Enter your PayPal Business email address.  
  • Payment Action - Select Direct Payment (Sale) or Authorize and Capture.
  • Detail of all items will be sent to PayPal payment page - Select Yes.  
  • Currency - Select your preferred Currency for PayPal transactions.
    • Email Currency is not a required feature, but is an optional method to specify a different currency for display and invoicing purposes.
  1. Review additional options.
  2. Click Save.

You'll find complete information on Express Checkout  integration with VirtueMart in the VirtueMart Documentation.
If you intend to use PayPal Recurring Payments with your VirtueMart store, you'll need to obtain the Recurring Payments module.

See also:
How do I request API Signature or Certificate credentials?
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