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Configure PayPal Express 

This guide covers the implementation of PayPal Express checkout on your Commerce Vision website. NOTE - PayPal Express must be switched on for your site by Commerce Vision.

Using Braintree Payments?

If your website offers PayPal as part of your Braintree Payments package, please configure PayPal Express within Braintree Payment settings.

1. Configure PayPal Express settings 

Have your PayPal Merchant credentials handy.

  1. In the CMS, navigate to Settings → Feature Management.

  2. In the Configuration Settings section, enter your PayPal Express credentials:

PayPal Express Endpointhttps://api-3t.sandbox.paypal.com/nvp
PayPal Express Login URLhttps://www.sandbox.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout
PayPal Express Username[Your PayPal Merchant username]
PayPal Express Password[Your PayPal Merchant password]
PayPal Express Signature[Your PayPal Merchant signature]
For testing on your Stage site, use the sandbox environment credentials noted here. Please see the Braintree Payments documentation if your site is using PayPal as part of Braintree Payments. Contact Commerce Vision Support if you require assistance with this.

2. Position the PayPal button on your site for Paypal Express checkout

If PayPal is enabled on your site, at the Checkout page, it will be offered as a payment option along with other options. The buyer clicks the PayPal button to go to PayPal site payment processing. 

The PayPal button can also be positioned strategically elsewhere such the Shopping Cart and/or on the Product Detail for express checkout. Users can go straight to PayPal to bypass the checkout process. Here are some examples:

Shopping CartProduct Detail

3. Add PayPal button to Cart or Product Detail page

  1. Go to the page/template you want to add the button, e.g., Cart or Product Detail page.

  2. In the zone, click Add Widget.

  3. For the Cart, add the Cart PayPalExpress Page Button Widget. For the Product Detail page, add the Product PayPal Express Button Widget.

  4. Edit options as required, then Save

4. Enable display of PayPal button

  1. In the PayPal Express page (SettingsFeature ManagementPayment & CheckoutPayPal Express), toggle the options on/off according to your site requirements. 

  2. You can customise display options at the Role level if required. (For example, you might want to prevent B2B users from using PayPal Express.)
    1. Click the 'Overrides' icon on the option you wish to edit.

    2. In the Setting Override window, notice your site's Global setting. If enabled, the PayPal button is displayed by default for all roles (except any Overrides). If disabled, the PayPal button will over be displayed for any Overrides. 

    3. Click Add Override Setting.

    4. In Role, select the required role.

    5. Toggle the Override Value on or off as required.

    6. To save, click Confirm. The Overrides counter will display the number of active overrides.

  3. Click 'Save' or 'Save and Exit' at the top of the page to save your changes.

Congratulations, PayPal Express is now implemented on your website! 

Validating Foreign Delivery Addresses from PayPal

When a customer uses PayPal Express to pay for an order, the checkout page where they usually enter a valid delivery address is bypassed. Instead, the shipping address in the PayPal account is automatically transferred into the address fields as the delivery address. When the customer is returned to your site for final order confirmation, the system will perform a foreign address validation check. If the address is located in a country that has not been added in Settings ('Freight Country'), the address will be rejected. The customer will be informed that the delivery country is invalid.     

Offering PayPal to B2B Customers

B2B Customers

In order to offer PayPal to your B2B customers, you must ensure the 'Credit Card Payments for Orders' flag is set to Yes at the individual customer level. This flag does not affect B2C users.

If the Customer Maintenance page shown below isn't visible to you in the CMS, please contact CV Support.

Additional Information

Minimum Version Requirements


Self Configurable

Business Function

BPD Only?


Third Party Costs

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