How To Setup WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout

Last updated on August 19, 2021

How To Setup WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout

Consider yourself shopping online from different marketplaces. Entering the payment information each time you shop can be the most artless task! How about having all your payment info in one place and paying your bills with just a few clicks? 

All you have to do is to create a PayPal account, register your card details/bank account and pay! That’s what a customer wants while e-shopping. And thus, integrating PayPal for easy payment can boost your WooCommerce store business. PayPal is an efficient online financial service that will make your customers’ payment quick and easy.

To know about what Paypal is, and how it works, refer to PayPal Basics

Why choose Paypal?

From quick WooCommerce integration to the most preferred payment option, PayPal for online business has several advantages. Some of which includes: 

  • Pays out fast
  • Easy to configure
  • Feasible pricing structure
  • Multiple services under one roof

A short list of some of the services and products offered through PayPal are:

  • Payment forms
  • Payment gateways
  • Recurring billing
  • Micropayments 

Know the benefits of using PayPal in WooCommerce.

Paypal in WooCommerce

With the most powerful payment processing tools, PayPal is surely a complete resource for your WooCommerce store transactions. The PayPal checkout is one of the simplest, quickest, and most secure checkout options available in the market. With the PayPal Express Checkout Plugin, you can offer your WooCommerce store customers the most advanced checkout options. Let us have a look at how to set up PayPal in WooCommerce.

​​Setup PayPal Standard In WooCommerce

PayPal Standard in WooCommerce redirects the customers to PayPal to enter their payment details. To set up PayPal Standard:

  1. From the WordPress admin panel, click on WooCommerce > Settings.
  2. Click on the Payments tab.
  3. Under the method: PayPal Standard, you can either click on the Manage button or use the toggle under Enabled to select PayPal.
  4. Fill up the details in the settings page of PayPal Standard.
  1. Click on Save changes to complete the setup.
PayPal Standard in WooCommerce Payments
PayPal Standard in WooCommerce Payments

Checkout In 3 Clicks

While using PayPal Standard, the buyer has to first add the product to cart, go to the cart page and proceed to checkout. Only then will the PayPal payment option appear. The advanced version of the Standard PayPal payment option, PayPal Express Checkout will reduce the number of clicks to complete the checkout process. But, how does it do that? 

Well, with PayPal Express, your buyers can do a direct checkout from the cart page. And with the premium version, you can checkout even from the product page. It is as quick as that. So, integrating the PayPal Express Checkout Shortcut will enable your buyers to speed through the checkout. PayPal Express Checkout uses the shipping information and payment credentials that are already stored in your customer’s PayPal accounts.

This reduces shopping cart abandonment and saves time. In the best case, it will reduce the clicks from 7 to 3! 

PayPal Payment at checkout
PayPal Payment at checkout

PayPal Express Checkout Plugin

The free version of the WebToffee plugin, PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway for WooCommerce will integrate PayPal Express checkout with your WooCommerce store. This integration lets you accept customer payments through the secure WooCommerce PayPal gateway.

With this PayPal for WooCommerce plugin, your customers can use their credit cards, debit cards, PayPal credit, or PayPal money to make an order, that too,  from the cart page itself. 

Setting Up PayPal Express 

The PayPal Express payment method allows customers to directly checkout with PayPal. It’s a more advanced form of WooCommerce paypal. To set up PayPal Express:

  1. From the WordPress admin panel, click on: WooCommerce > Settings.
  2. Click on the Payments tab.
  3. Under the method: PayPal Express, click on the Set up button to configure the payment method.
    setup-PayPal Express
  4. Fill up the details in the settings page of PayPal Express.
  5. Click on Save change to finish.

Test Payments – Paypal Express Sandbox

To accept payments, select the environment as Live mode. However, If you want to test the payments, select the PayPal Express environment as Sandbox mode. This mode enables you to troubleshoot problems without risking any losses. If payments are successful in the test mode, you can begin with the live mode.

Both the live and sandbox accounts are free of cost. The Sandbox API credentials can be obtained from the PayPal developer account.

Configuring Sandbox mode in PayPal
Configuring Sandbox mode in PayPal

PayPal Express Pro for WooCommerce

The premium version of the WebToffee plugin, PayPal Express Checkout for WooCommerce provides the fastest checkout option available in the market. The premium version enables you to set up, test, and go live with your WooCommerce PayPal Integration in minutes. The features include: 

To set up PayPal Express Pro, watch: 

You can also refer to the user guide: Set Up PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway for WooCommerce.

Wrapping Up

PayPal Express checkout is an advanced PayPal for WooCommerce which acts as a more efficient payment gateway for WooCommerce. Both the free and premium versions of the plugin provide checkout payment with utmost security. So, do check them and share your queries in the comment section. We will definitely get back to you at the earliest. 

PayPal Express free version

PayPal Express premium version