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Magento CE — Shopping Cart Setup

This guide will show you how to configure Magento 1.7 to use PayPal as your payment processor for both credit cards and PayPal Payments.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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

  2. In the top navigation bar, click "System" – the option furthest to the right.

  3. In the System drop-down, click “Configuration,” the last option in the list.

  4. On the Configuration page, you will see a long list of options on the left side of the page. Scroll down to the Sales section and click “Payment Methods”.

  5. On the Payment Methods page, start at the Merchant Location section. Use the “Merchant Country” dropdown to select the country where your business is located.

  6. Under PayPal All-in-One Payments Solutions, in the PayPal Payments Standard section, click the “Configure” button. Several new fields will appear below the configuration options.

  7. Under Required PayPal Settings enter the email address you used to open your PayPal account, and choose “Yes” to enable PayPal as the payment processor for your shopping cart.

  8. Under "Basic Settings" – PayPal Payments Standard enter the following information:

    • Title: Enter a title for this payment action. It is recommended to simply use “PayPal, Credit or Debit Cards.”
    • Sort Order: You can leave this field blank.
    • Payment Action: You can choose “Sale” or “Authorization”.

    Sale means that a customer’s account will be charged as soon as they make their purchase. It is simpler to use than authorization and is recommended for most sellers.

    Authorization means that the bank will verify that the customer has enough funds to make the purchase, and guarantees that those funds will be available for the next three (3) days. However you will still need to actually charge them, in a process known as payment capture, later. This is useful if you do not want to charge customers until their item has shipped, for example.

  9. Under “Advanced Settings” use the following options:
    • Payment Applicable From: Choose “All Allowed Countries”
    • Sandbox Mode: Choose “No”
    • Transfer Cart Line Items: Choose “Yes”
    • Debug Mode: Choose “Yes”
    • Enable SSL verification: Choose “No”

  10. Click the “Save Config” button to apply all the settings you entered. You are now ready to accept payments through your shopping cart.

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