How to setup PaypalΒΆ

In this how-to you will learn how to setup paypal for your shop

  1. Setup a paypal developer account at https://developer.paypal.com/
  2. Add a pre-configured test Buyer https://developer.paypal.com/cgi-bin/devscr?cmd=_sandbox-acct-session
  3. Add a pre-configured test Seller https://developer.paypal.com/cgi-bin/devscr?cmd=_sandbox-acct-session
  4. Launch the sandbox account for the Seller from https://developer.paypal.com/cgi-bin/devscr?cmd=_sandbox-acct-session
  5. Set up IPN
  1. Set up PDT
  • Click on “Profile” - “Website Payment Preferences”
  • Turn on “Auto Return”
  • Set the “Return URL” to http://www.yourdomainname.com/paypal/pdt/
  • Set “Payment Data Transfer” to On, this will create an Identity Token for us.
  1. Copy our seller information to settings.py e.g.:

    PAYPAL_RECEIVER_EMAIL = "seller_1262786866_biz@yourdomainname.com"
    PAYPAL_IDENTITY_TOKEN = "j0Iw3M4l6znE45kWkyQs43PkwC9bkaceteiWXfddg5q_CW1Ev4HGuqVPPfBG"
    
  2. Deploy your site to a live internet site for testing (Paypal servers must be able to see your site).

  3. When you are finished testing your site and ready to go live, set up a live Paypal Business account (Website Payments Standard account has been reported to work) and repeat steps 5-8

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