Paypal

The PayPal extension offers you the possibility to provide your customers with the most common PayPal payment methods.

Installation

The installation of Shopware Markets is possible in several ways. On the one hand, you can obtain and configure the extension directly during the installation of Shopware in the initial setup wizard. On the other hand, you can also license the Shopware Markets extension directly in the Shopware Store at store.shopware.com. You can then download and install the extension under Extensions > My Extensions. It is important that you have previously logged in with your account in the Shopware Account tab. After the extension has been installed, you can activate it using the button to the left of the extension.

General configuration

You can configure PayPal in the admin under Settings > Extensions by clicking on PayPal.

Sales channels

In this drop-down menu, you can select for which of your sales channels the settings should be made. You can choose between All sales channels or individual sales channels. With the button Set PayPal as default, you can activate PayPal in the selected sales channel and set it as the default payment method.
 

PayPal Checkout

PayPal Checkout is the all-in-one solution that allows you to offer powerful and flexible payment processing features. With PayPal Checkout, you can submit your customers payments by invoice, credit card, direct debit, and many other local payment methods in addition to the classic PayPal. PayPal Checkout replaces its predecessor PayPal PLUS. Onboarding is required for some payment methods, such as purchase on account. You start the initial setup/onboarding by clicking the Start Onboarding button. Then log in to the PayPal site with your account and follow the instructions. 

Configuration Onboarding

Start onboarding (1): With this button, you can start the onboarding and the initial setup of the integration via the PayPal page. The PayPal API credentials will be configured automatically. 

Use sandbox credentials (2): This option can be enabled if you want to test the PayPal integration. In this case, no real payments will be made. Please note that the sandbox environment has its own credentials. 

Payment method name (3): PayPal Checkout provides many different payment types. The respective payment type is defined under this item.

Payment method status (4): The payment method status indicates whether the payment method can currently be used in your store or not. The status Onboarding needed and Authorized are possible. 

Edit payment method (5): This item can be used to further edit the display of the respective payment method. This is a reference to the configuration under Settings > Shop > Payment.

Activate/deactivate payment method (6): You can use this button to activate or deactivate the respective payment method for your store. 

Configuration API settings

As an alternative to onboarding, you can also enter your PayPal API credentials directly, if available. 

Show credentials (1): With this button, you can show/hide the settings for the API credentials.

Client ID (2): Here, you enter the PayPal REST ID. This is used by the extension to authenticate with the PayPal API.

Client secret (3): Here, you enter the REST-API Client-Secret, which the extension also uses to authenticate itself with the PayPal-API.

PayPal Merchant ID (4): This is where you enter your PayPal Merchant ID to authenticate the new PayPal Checkout feature.

Test API credentials (5): With the help of this button, you can test the credentials you entered. The result of the test will be displayed directly on the button itself.

Sandbox client ID (6): Here, you enter the PayPal Sandbox REST ID. This is used by the extension to authenticate itself with the PayPal API.

Sandbox client secret (7): Here, you enter the Sandbox REST API client secret, which the extension also uses to authenticate itself with the PayPal API.

Sandbox PayPal Merchant ID (8): This is where you enter your Sandbox PayPal Merchant ID to authenticate the new PayPal Checkout feature.

Test Sandbox API credentials (9): With the help of this button, you can test the credentials you entered. The result of the test is displayed directly on the button itself.

Storefront view

The order process can be carried out as usual if you want to use the payment options of PayPal Plus. PayPal, direct debit, credit card, and purchase on account via iFrame are displayed in the payment method selection in the checkout. The prerequisite for this is that the customer has selected PayPal as the payment method in his account.

Behavior

Under behavior, you can make basic settings for the extension that are not only valid for the classic PayPal but also for the Express Checkout and PayPal PLUS.

Merchant location (1): Here, you can enter your merchant location.

Payment acquisition (2): This is where you define when the payment is collected - i.e., when it is closed.

Submit cart (3): Here, you can choose whether the customer's shopping cart, i.e., the exact positions of the order, are allowed to be transferred to PayPal. If this option is deactivated, only the total amount is transferred.

Your own brand name on PayPal page (4): Here, you can set your own brand name for the advertisement on the PayPal payment page.

PayPal landing page (5): Here, you can choose whether the PayPal landing page should display the registration form or the login screen.

Submit order number (6): Activate this option if you want to send the order number to PayPal after completion.

Order number prefix (7): Here, you can determine which text is appended to the original order number, e.g., myShopSW20001. This option is only available if you have activated the previous option, "Submit order number to PayPal".

Order number suffix (8): Here, you can determine which one is attached to the order number, SW20001meinShop.

Debugging (9): This records additional data from the ordering process to track down errors. The "Advanced" option should only be activated temporarily.

The PayPal extension also offers the possibility of express checkout. With this option, your customer does not have to register in the shop for his order. The order will be processed solely through his PayPal account.

Configuration

'Direct to PayPal' on detail page (1): Here, you can define whether the PayPal Express Button is shown on the item detail page.

'Direct to PayPal' in the shopping cart (2): Here, you can define if the PayPal Express Button should be shown in the shopping cart.

'Direct to PayPal' in the Off-Canvas shopping cart (3): If you activate this option, the Express Checkout Button will be shown in the Off-Canvas/Modal shopping cart.

'Direct to PayPal' on the login page (4): Here, you can determine whether the PayPal Express Checkout Button is offered on the login page.

'Direct to PayPal' on listing pages (5): If you activate this option, the Express Checkout Button will be displayed on listing pages.

Button color (6): This option offers you some colors in which the PayPal Express Button can be displayed. Gold, blue, silver, and black are offered.

Button shape (7): Here, you define the shape of the PayPal Express Button. You can choose between round and square.

Transfer shopping cart (8): Here, you can choose whether the customer's shopping cart, i.e., the exact positions of the order, may be transferred to PayPal. If this option is deactivated, only the total amount is transferred.

Button language (9): In this field, you can enter different shop languages for the Express Checkout button. If the field is empty, the sales channel language will be used.
It is important that you enter the so-called "locale code" here, such as en_GB. A list of available language codes can be found on the PayPal site. You can also open the page by clicking on the link "here".

Payment by installments

The PayPal extension enables you to display a banner for the new installment payment on the item detail page, the (offcanvas) shopping cart, and when changing the payment method in the order process. This banner will be displayed on the items that match the criteria for the installment payment. For your customers to use the new installment payment in your shop, they must select the payment method PayPal in the checkout and log in with their PayPal account. Your customers can then check whether the payment method Installment Payment is available.

Requirements

  • PayPal installment payment is applicable for a shopping cart of 199 Euro or more. The maximum shopping cart value is 5.000 Euro.
Further information about PayPal installment payments can be found here.

Configuration

Under payment by installments, you have the option to activate the installment banner. This only works with your Live Client ID (not with the Client ID sandbox).


PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons

If you have selected "Other merchant location" under Behavior for the merchant location, the Smart Payment buttons will be displayed in the checkout in your store (PayPal PLUS will then no longer be available). For the configuration of these smart payment buttons, a new configuration option will be displayed as soon as you have changed the merchant location.

Configuration

Display Pay Later as a separate button (1): If the button is also, a "PayPal Pay Later" button is inserted, which leads the customer directly to the PayPal option to pay the amount after 30 days.  

Button color (2): This option offers you some colors where the PayPal Express button can be displayed. Gold, blue, silver, and black are offered.

Button shape (3): Here, you can define the shape of the PayPal Express button. You can choose between round and square.

Button language (4): In this field, you can enter different store languages for the Express Checkout button. If the field is empty, the sales channel language will be used. It is important that you enter the so-called "Locale Code" here, such as en_GB. You can find a list of available language codes on the PayPal page. You can also open the page by clicking on the link "here".

Storefront view

The smart payment buttons are displayed instead of the normal checkout button:

PayPal disputes

If customers can pay you with PayPal, it can, of course, happen that disputes are opened on PayPal, to which you have to react. These can be, for example, incomplete or defective deliveries.

As of version 2.1.1, the PayPal extension offers you the ability to display all open PayPal disputes in your Shopware Admin.

Overview

You can find the open cases in your Shopware Admin under Customers > PayPal Disputes.

Overview (1): In the overview, you will find all open PayPal disputes and the most important information. On the one hand, the case ID, which you can use to open the case details. Furthermore, the last update, the due date of the next reply, the current status, the current stage of the conflict, and the amount at stake in the conflict case.

PayPal resolution center (2): This link, next to each conflict, will take you directly to the PayPal resolution center for the case in question.

Refresh (3): With this button, you can refresh the view of the conflicts. 

Filter (4): The filter allows you to filter the displayed disputes according to the dispute status and the sales channel.

In order to filter by sales channel, it is necessary to use a separate API for each sales channel.

Case details

You can access the case details through the case ID in the overview. Here you have all the details of the case listed once again.

Details (1): Here, you will find all the details of the open case.

Links (2): The links at the top of the page will take you directly to the PayPal resolution center for the case in question, where you can handle the case. On the other hand, you will find a link to the affected order. (This is currently only displayed for orders created using PayPal Express).

Raw data (3): In the raw data field, you will find a JSON string that contains all the information that Shopware has received from PayPal concerning the case.

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