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How Do I Enable PayPal Express Checkout on my 3dcart Store?

This article will show you how to integrate PayPal Express Checkout into your 3dcart store.

PayPal Express is automatically enabled when using PayPal Payments Pro, and PayPal (Powered by Braintree). The purpose of this article is for individuals who would like to integrate PayPal Express as its own stand alone payment module.

To enable PayPal Express Checkout on your store, use the following steps:

  1. Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager.
  2. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Settings >Payment
  3. Once in the Payment page, click on the "Select Payment Methods" button

This will take you to the area of the Online Store Manager where you can add or review your store's payment modules. Along the top of the page, you will see pre-installed payment modules within a section labeled "Recommended Payment Solutions." Further down the page you will see a section labeled "Payment Methods" where you can manually install payment modules.

  1. Look towards the top right of the Payment Methods section and click on the "Add New" button.

A small popup window labeled "Add New Payment Method" will appear with your preliminary settings.

  1. In the Payment Method field, scroll down to the "Alternative Payments" section and choose PayPal Express Checkout.
  2. Select the Country and State you would like this payment method to apply to.
  3. Choose the Minimum and Maximum order amounts this payment method will apply for.
  4. Choose the Customer Group you would like the payment method to apply for.
  5. Click on the "Add New" button to install the module.

The payment method will now be added. Your next step is to configure its account settings.

  1. Look for the payment method in your list, then look to the far right of it and make sure its toggle is turned to the "On" position.
  2. Type in the email address associated with your Paypal account in the "PayPal Email" field.

Additional Information
At this time in the process, you can also mark the following checkboxes:

  • Authorize Only
    This checkbox will allow the payment to go through as an authorization for the amount of the order, but will not collect payment until you are ready. Click here for more information
  • Enable Billing Agreement
    Select this option if you have reference transactions enabled on your PayPal account which can be used with 3dcart's AutoShip add-on.
  • Do not retrieve customer address from PayPal
    Normally, when the customer is redirected to PayPal and logs into their PayPal account, their address information is retrieved and automatically added to the checkout on your store. Marking this checkbox will make it so that the address information is not retrieved thereby requiring the shopper to manually add it on the page during checkout.
  • Allow guest checkout without PayPal account
    Marking this checkbox will make it so that your shopper can complete the checkout process on PayPal's side but without having to create or log into a PayPal account.
  • Add a PayPal Credit Payment Button
    Select this option to offer PayPal Credit to your shoppers as they purchase from your store. Click here for details.
  1. Once you are done with your settings, click "Save" at the top right to commit your changes.

Your store is now set up to take orders using PayPal Express Checkout.

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