8. Setting up your Store: Configuring PayPal

If you're ready to activate the Shopping Cart on your website, then you will need to at least enable one payment method for your customers to be able to pay you.

The payment methods available are PayPal and Stripe. This tutorial will focus on the PayPal setup, but if you also want add Stripe, you can head to the tutorial in this link.

There are two options available to integrate with PayPal:

Setting up PayPal Express Checkout (Recommended) 
Setting up PayPal Simple Checkout


Setting up PayPal Express Checkout (Recommended) 

1. Log into your PayPal account and click this link to get transferred to the API settings page: https://www.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-api-signature 
2. Press “show” next to “API username”, “API password” and “Signature”.

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3. In a new browser tab log into your Fotomerchant account and go to the Store > Settings > Payment Method area.
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4. Set the Enable PayPal Payments setting to Yes.

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5. Select PayPal Express Checkout (Recommended) in the dropbox for the 'PayPal Checkout Type' setting.

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6. Type your PayPal email address into the PayPal email address field. Make sure to check the spelling, as the integration will not work if an incorrect email address is used.

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7. Copy / Paste the API information accordingly from the PayPal browser tab opened in step 1 to Fotomerchant.

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8. Use the Save button on the bottom of the page to finalise the changes. 

If the API credentials were copied in correctly, a green banner will appear that indicates that PayPal is ready. 

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Setting up PayPal Simple Checkout

1. Navigate to the Store > Settings > Payment Method area of your Fotomerchant account. 

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2. Set the Enable PayPal Payments setting to Yes.

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3. Select PayPal Simple Checkout in the dropbox for the 'PayPal Checkout Type' setting.

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4. Type your PayPal email address into the PayPal email address field. Make sure to check the spelling, as the integration will not work if an incorrect email address is used.

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5. Use the Save button on the bottom of the page to finalise the changes.

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