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PayPal Solutions

PayPal is a global leader in online payments and a fast and secure way for your customers to pay online. With PayPal and Magento Go, you can accept payments from all major debit and credit cards, and PayPal account holders. Since customers don’t even need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal, both you and your customers can get extra convenience without extra effort. Follow this guide to learn how to configure the following PayPal payment solutions for your Magento Go store:

PayPal Access

PayPal Access streamlines the registration and checkout process for your customers, to make it easier than ever to open an account and make purchases from your store.

PayPal Express Checkout


With PayPal Express Checkout enabled, customers can click the “Checkout with PayPal” button to make a secure payment from the PayPal site. You can use Express Checkout as a standalone solution, or in combination with one of the other solutions.

All-In-One Solutions

PayPal offers a variety of PCI-compliant solutions to meet the needs of your growing business.

  • PayPal Payments Advanced (includes Express Checkout)
    PayPal Payments Advanced offers your customers a secure checkout experience without leaving your site. Flexible templates and a low monthly fee make this an ideal choice for merchants who want to create a more customized checkout experience.
  • PayPal Payments Pro (includes Express Checkout)
    PayPal Payments Pro brings you all the benefits of a merchant account and payment gateway in one, plus the ability to create your own, fully customized checkout experience.
  • PayPal Payments Standard
    PayPal Payments Standard is the easiest way to accept payments online. You can offer your customers the convenience of payment by credit card and PayPal by simply adding a checkout button to your site.  During checkout, customers are redirected to PayPal to complete the payment part of the checkout process. There are no lengthy applications to complete, or monthly charges to set up in advance. When you make your first sale, PayPal will guide you through the process of setting up your account.

Payment Gateways

PayPal offers a choice of two payment gateway solutions for your business. You can let PayPal host your checkout on its secure payment site, or you can take control of the entire payment experience with a completely customizable solution.

  • PayPal Payflow Pro
    Payflow Pro is a fully customizable payment gateway that can be used with any Internet merchant account to process credit card transactions online. Payflow Pro can also be used to process PayPal Express Checkout transactions.
  • PayPal Payflow Link
    PayPal Payflow Link is a hosted payment gateway with an embedded checkout that keeps customers on your site. It’s the fast and easy way to add transaction processing to your site.

Additional Tools

  • Configuring PayPal API Integration
    Merchants operating outside of the United States are required to provide API credentials to establish a connection to the PayPal API server when using either Express Checkout or Website Payments Pro.
  • Setting Up a PayPal Sandbox
    The PayPal Sandbox is a testing environment that duplicates a live PayPal site, without processing actual transactions or transferring funds.