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PayPal Payment Solutions For Magento eCommerce

PayPal Payment Solutions For Magento eCommerce


If you have a website with Place1SEO, you know it’s built on the leadingMagento eCommerce website platform.With any eCommerce site, comes the discussion of payment fulfillment.

What’s the best option for your business size? What about your business goals and clientele?

We recently talked about Amazon Pay payment solutions for your business.Let’sreview some otherrecommended payment fulfillment options for Magento websites from PayPal.

PayPal Express Checkout

PayPal Express Checkout is for dealers who already accept credit cards online. It adds the familiar PayPal Checkout Button to easily attract clients who prefer to checkout from the security and convenience of their personal PayPal account.

Key Takeaways:

  • Requirements: Merchant and Client must both have Personal PayPal Account
  • Can be used alone, or combined with an All-in-One Solution
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with PayPal Payments Standard

Checkout Steps:

1 – Client Places Order – Client hits “Checkout with PayPal” button to complete their purchase

2 – Client Redirected To PayPal – Client must login, and complete purchase with billing and shipping information from their PayPal account

3 – Client Redirected To Your Site –Client returns to your checkout page to review and place order

4 –PayPal Receives And Processes –PayPal receives order and settles transaction

PayPal Payments Standard

PayPal Payments Standard offers your customers the ability to pay via credit card--or from the convenience of their personal PayPal account, by adding a simple checkout button into your store.

Key Takeaways:

  • Requirements: PayPal Business Account
  • There is no monthly fee
  • Customers can pay from personal PayPal Account, or via credit card
  • Accepts: American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
  • PayPal Payments Standards may not be used in conjunction with any other PayPal solution, including Express Checkout



As long as the credit card in the client’s PayPal account is up to date, the checkout process is simple as:

1 – Client Places Order –Client hits “Pay Now” to complete their purchase

2 – PayPal Processes Transaction – Client is redirected to PayPal website to complete purchase

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Place1SEO Template Website featuring PayPal Payments Standard Checkout Button

PayPal Payments Pro

PayPal Payments Pro provides the benefits of a merchant account, along with a payment gateway and the ability to create your own customizable checkout experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Requirements: PayPal Merchant Account, with Direct Pay enabled
  • With PayPal Payments Pro, customer stays on your website during checkout
  • Includes PayPal Express Checkout
  • If client selects PayPal Express Checkout, client is directed to PayPal site to complete transaction
  • If client prefers, store admin can also create an order from the Admin, and process transactions with PayPal Payments Pro


Checkout Steps:

1 – Client Places Order – Client hits “Proceed to Checkout”

2 – Client Chooses Payment Method – At checkout, client chooses PayPal Direct Payment and enters credit card info


PayPal Payments Advanced

PayPal Payments Advanced is a PCI-compliant solution that enables clients to by debit or credit card without leaving your website. It features a customizable, embedded checkout experience to match your business’ site and branding.

Key Takeaways:

  • Requirements: PayPal Business Account
  • PCI-compliant
  • Clients without PayPal can still use PayPal’s secure payment gateway
  • Accepts: Visa, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro, and Solo
  • Includes PayPal Express Checkout

Checkout Steps:

1 – Client Places Order – Client chooses to pay with PayPal Payments Advanced. “Pay Now” appears

2 – Pay Now – Client chooses “Pay Now”, PayPal form appears on your website, customer enters card info. If successful order confirmation will appear

3 – Pay With PayPal – Client can also choose the “Pay with PayPal” button which redirects to PayPal website. Client completes payment via PayPal Express Checkout


Place1SEO Here For Your eCommerce Needs

Whether you prefer PayPal payment solutions, or Amazon Pay—or both! —our team is here to help. Place1SEO continues to develop new ways to support our dealers and their online marketing goals. We continually research and work alongside best practices in the changing eCommerce world to keep our dealers poised to sell.

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