Nowadays, this is just an easy task to add a payment gateway to your WordPress website with the help of WordPress plugins and other online tools. However, some people may often find it a bit difficult to integrate the PayPal Payment Gateway into their WordPress website.
As the number of users have been demanding to cover this topic in our article, hence we are publishing this article on our website. By reading this post, you will learn the process of PayPal payment gateway integration to your WordPress site.
This article is almost written for all those people who are still facing some kind of difficulties while collecting domestic/local as well as International Payments through one of the most popular International Payment Gateway PayPal.
Since, we have also published some other articles providing technical guidance regarding the integration of the different-different payment Gateways to the website’s of our readers, so if you are one who does not want to integrate PayPal for collecting payments on your website, we request you to please refer to the respective article on this website.
PayPal is one of the largest online payment Gateway, loved by millions of online users, which enables them to collect and transfer the payments in a few simple steps.
Please Note: PayPal users may not accept local or domestic payments if they have not completed their account KYC properly.
Selection of the right payment gateway to your website may always affect the conversion rates of your website. pertinently, the competition in e-commerce sector is at its peak. So its is your responsibility to offer a payment method to your customer that does not discourage them while transacting on your website.
No doubts that PayPal is one of the most notable and widespread payment methods in the world. It is easy to use for the users. PayPal system also offers an easy setup process without too much technical knowledge to its merchants.
PayPal payment gateway has its own advantages like – High transaction speed, Safe and secure server, Good reputation and loyalty in the market etc. PayPal has more that 200 Million trusted customers around the world and has prevalent in nearly 200 countries accepting the payment in more than 26 currencies.
Payment options supported by PayPal
Here are a few payment solutions PayPal offers in India –
PayPal checkout: PayPal checkout is an API-based solution that allows you to collect payments on your website by personalizing your customer’s checkout experience from bottom to end.
Website Payment Standard: It allows you to accept the payments on your website by the HTML PayPal’s buttons. Just copy and Paste button codes at any part of your website and start collecting the payments directly to your PayPal/bank account.
Invoicing: This method allows you to directly bill your customer and collect the payments without setting up your own website. You need not necessarily have to own a website to use this payment method.
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How to get started?
If are a seller, you require to have a seller account with PayPal. If you already have a PayPal account for general purposes then upgrade your individual account to a Business account. The next step is to choose the right payment option that suits your business.
1. Get a valid API from PayPal
A. Click on the left upper navigation menu as shown in the highlighted area of the below image, generally, your name will be shown here. In the dropdown menu click on “Account setting” tab.
B. Now, find the API option, as shown in the below image.
C. Click on update and scroll down the page, you will see – Manage API credentials under NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic) option.
D. Save these credentials and get ready for integration.
- API Username
- API Password
2. Install the Plugin and paste above credentials
A. This is the pre-final step. Login to your WordPress dashboard and add a New plugin called WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway
Install and activate the plugin.
B. Go to WooCommerce Settings
C. Under Payments tab navigate the PayPal checkout option, enable the option and click on Manage
D. Paste the API credentials here, which you have obtained in the aforementioned point 1 (d).
This is the final step or end of the process, Now if you have entered the correct API details then you can collect the payments immediately on your site.
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