Set Up PayPal

PayPal is one of the most popular online payment systems in the world that enables you to pay, send money, and accept payments through credit cards, bank accounts or PayPal accounts.

To accept credit card transactions, you need a Business PayPal account. With questions regarding PayPal accounts, please contact PayPal Sales team.

PayPal Checkout

PayPal is one of the default payment providers in StoreFront. When you open a store, your login email is preset as your PayPal account email. To see the email, go to the Store Menu, click Payment, and scroll to the PayPal section.

If your PayPal account is registered for the same email you used to sign up for StoreFront, of you do not have a PayPal account yet, you can starting accepting payments immediately:

  1. Go to the Store Menu, click Payment, and scroll to the PayPal section.
  2. Click Enable PayPal.

The PayPal method is available to your customers at checkout and can be used for receiving payments.

If you do not have a PayPal account, use your StoreFront login email to sign up for PayPal. As soon as you create an account with the same emails as StoreFront, all unclaimed payments will display in your balance.

If you have a PayPal account with a different email address, switch your PayPal account in StoreFront:

  1. Go to the Store Menu, click Payment, and scroll to the PayPal section.
  2. Check Change your PayPal account.
  3. Type a valid PayPal account email, and click Enable PayPal.

PayPal Checkout Button on the Cart Page

You can enable your customers with a fast PayPal Checkout option that allows them to skip entering address information on checkout pages of your store and use shipping and payment details from their PayPal account for placing an order.

To enable the PayPal Checkout button on the cart page:

  1. Go to the Store Menu, and click Payment.
  2. Next to PayPal checkout, click the Actions drop-down and select Edit.
  3. Expand the Advanced Settings.
  4. Enable the PayPal Checkout on the cart page toggle.

In addition to the regular checkout button, PayPal can display some extra payment methods on the cart page:

  • PayPal Credit
  • Venmo (for the USA)
  • iDEAL (for the Netherlands)
  • Bancontact (for Belgium)
  • MyBank (for Italy)
  • Giropay and SEPA Direct Debit (for Germany)
  • EPS (for Australia).

The set of PayPal Checkout buttons may vary for each customer. According to PayPal, the buttons may be displayed based on customer location and browser cookies. If you sell internationally, it means that you do not need to sign up with a variety of local payment providers.

PayPal selects the most relevant payment methods, like local wallets and country-specific funding sources, for each buyer at checkout. This gives your potential clients more choice and flexibility in how they pay, and they are more likely to convert.

Moreover, regardless of the payment method a customer chooses at checkout, PayPal will send the funds to your PayPal account, so you can manage your transactions as usual.

The following is an example of a cart page with additional payment buttons: