How do I enable PayPal and local payments?

Adding a new PayPal account to the admin panel

To be able to accept payments to your own PayPal account, you have to configure it in the administration panel of your store. To do that go to the module ADMINISTRATION -> Payment configuration and in the chosen payment profile choose the PayPal tab

If you do not have any PayPal accounts configured, click the configuration link. You will be taken to the PayPal account configuration page. To configure a new account, click the Add new PayPal account button.

NOTE: A PayPal business account is required to process payments in your IdoSell store - if you don't have one, you will be able to set one up during the process of adding an account to your admin panel.

After clicking the "Add new PayPal account" button, the PayPal window will appear, where you will be asked to log in to your account and grant the IdoSell application permission to mediate PayPal payment processing.

Once you have added your account and completed all the steps - including confirming your email address - you will be able to use your account when setting up your payment profile.

PayPal setup in payment profile

In order to enable your clients to pay with PayPal for the goods you sell, you have to indicate the added account in payment profiles (ADMINISTRATION -> Payment configuration) in the PayPal tab.

Remember: only properly configured PayPal accounts will appear for selection on payment profiles - make sure to follow all steps recommended by PayPal when adding an account.

List of supported payment methods with PayPal

PayPal integration means you can not only pay using your PayPal wallet, but also card payments and local payments, which are the most popular payments available in the buyer's selected countries. Below you will find the list of payments currently supported by IdoSell

  • Payment with PayPal funds (electronic wallet)
  • Card payments (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners and Discover) - supported directly on the store's website without the need for a PCI DSS certificate

And local payments, available depending on the buyer's country and currency:

  • Bancontact (Belgium).
  • BLIK (Poland)
  • EPS (Austria)
  • Giropay (Germany)
  • iDeal (Netherlands)
  • Mercado Pago (Brazil, Mexico)
  • MyBank (Italy)
  • Płatności24 (Poland)
  • Sofort / Klarna. (UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany)

Remember: Funds for credit card and local payments will go to your PayPal account configured in your payment profile - so no matter what channel the buyer pays through, the money for the purchase will appear in your PayPal account just as if the buyer paid directly from their PayPal account.

Automatic calculation of PayPal payment cost

When a customer pays for purchases we collect the fees from PayPal and take them into account when calculating the profitability of the order.

You can read about PayPal fees on our dedicated website