PayPal is one of the most popular methods for accepting payments online. This payment method is one of the many options you have for receiving payments from your customers in PrestaShop. You can set up your store to accept payments via PayPal using the PayPal module in the your PrestaShop back office.

Please note, to properly configure this module, you will need to already have a PayPal account. If you do not already have an account with PayPal, you will need to visit the PayPal website and sign up for an account with PayPal in order to accept PayPal payments.

  1. Begin by logging into your PrestaShop back office .
  2. Click on the Modules tab and expand the Payments & Gateways section under that tab.

    presta-modules-payments

  3. Click on the Install button for the PayPal module.

    presta-paypal-install

  4. Once the PayPal module is installed and you see the notification that the module installed successfully, click on the Configure link for the module.

    presta-check-configure

  5. On the Solution tab, choose which PayPal solution and options you wish to use with your site. Additional information about the various PayPal options is available in PayPal's online documentation. Once you have completed your selections, click the Save settings button to save your changes.

    presta-paypal-solution

  6. Next, click on the Settings tab where you will fill in your PayPal account details. If you need more information on obtaining your API credentials, click the link above the Save settings button to watch a YouTube video tutorial from PayPal on how to do that.

    presta-paypal-settings

    Once you have filled in your PayPal information, click the Save Settings button.
  7. If you want to customize the PayPal checkout page, you can do so through on the Logos and personalization tab, but this is not required.

Congratulations, you've set up your PrestaShop site to work with your PayPal account.

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n/a Points
2014-04-28 12:14 am

Hi, I am looking for possibility to set up my private paypal account on my prestashop. I have no company therefore I cannot creat a business account for prestashop. Is it possible? 

 

Regards

Yasko

Staff
9,228 Points
2014-04-28 11:51 am
Hello Yasko,

You should still be able to receive payments from your customers in PrestaShop, with your Paypal.

Here is a link to paypal's page on how to START ACCEPTING PAYMENTS ONLINE.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-05-18 4:23 am

Hi John-Paul,

 

Thanks for your support. It did work out well. 

 

Have a lovely Sunday!

 

Yasko

n/a Points
2014-05-19 12:51 am

I got paypal error when I try to check out as a customer. How can I fix this?

The error says as below: 

Staff
9,228 Points
2014-05-19 8:39 am
Hello Yasko,

Thank you for contacting us today. Unfortunately, your image is not displaying successfully. Please provide a working link to your error message, or the full error message text, so we can help you further.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-05-21 2:22 am

Hi John-Paul, 

 

Thanks for your support. The error message is below:

 

Please try to contact the merchant:

1. PayPal response:

2. TIMESTAMP ->2014.05.18T08:27:08Z

3. L_ERRORCODE0-> 1002

4. L_SHORTMESSAGE0 -> Security error

5. L_LONGMESSAGE0 -> Security header is not valid

6. L_SEVERITYCODE0 -> Error

Back

I rechecked my credentials

What else can I check or change? Thanks for your help again! 

Y.

 

 

 

 

Staff
2,026 Points
2014-05-21 9:31 am
Within the settings page of the PayPal module, ensure that Sandbox Mode is set to Inactive. If it is already set to that, toggle it back on and off again. Be sure that your PrestaShop cache is also cleared as well.
n/a Points
2014-05-22 5:25 am

Hi JeffMa,

 

how can I change sandbox set up inactive on this page?  

I copy & paste the section on paypal setting module page below. 

 

Staff
2,026 Points
2014-05-22 10:20 am
In your last comment, you stated that you copied and pasted something, yet I don't see it here. Could you provide a link to a screenshot of what you are looking at?
n/a Points
2014-05-23 4:41 am

I hope this works:

 

Link here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2qmx2djrt1kalo/paypal-sandbox.jpg

Staff
2,026 Points
2014-05-23 8:44 am
Try changing it to test mode, saving your settings, then back to live mode again and saving once more. Be sure that all of your credentials are also correct within the PayPal module as well as this could also cause the error.
n/a Points
2014-05-22 10:32 am

Hi JeffMa,

 

how can I send you a link to a screenshot?

Staff
2,026 Points
2014-05-22 10:53 am
Simply take a screenshot and upload it to an image site such as imgur.com, then provide a link to that screenshot here. Be sure, of course, that it does not contain identifying information as this is a public forum.
n/a Points
2014-05-27 1:12 am

After all your instructions & advices my paypal payment still doesn't work. I don't know what I am doing wrong here. What else can I check & fix? Once I try to order on my shop and go to payment process, the same error message appears again and again.

HELP! 

Staff
2,026 Points
2014-05-27 9:05 am
The error that you are getting is directly related to improper security tokens being sent from your site to PayPal. Be sure that your API keys are correct and that you didn't accidentally put a space before or after them. Also, ensure that the PayPal account email that is associated with those API keys is also correct as well. If you continue to experience issues, you may want to contact PayPal for more information on the specific error.
n/a Points
2014-05-28 1:14 am

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY. YAY!

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