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BigCommerce – Shopping Cart Setup Instructions

This guide will show you how to configure BigCommerce to use PayPal as your payment processor for both credit cards and PayPal Payments.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Log in to your BigCommerce account’s Control Panel. You will arrive at the main Dashboard screen.

  2. In the top right of the screen there is a small navigation bar. Click “Settings” – it is the second to last option, in between “Apps” and “Tools” and then choose “Payments.”

  3. On the Payment Methods page, click the link that says “More payment methods” near the bottom of the page, under the General Settings tab. From the list, select “PayPal Website Payments (Standard)” and then click the “Save” button. This should create a new tab next to General Settings.

  4. Click the new tab marked “PayPal Website Payments (Standard)” and fill in the information requested.

    • PayPal Email Address: Enter the email address you used to open your PayPal account.
    • Test Mode: Choose “No (Recommended).”

  5. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to apply the settings you entered. You are now ready to accept payments through your shopping cart.

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