Paypal Settings for Cubecart

by robinsnest ~ August 5th, 2008. Filed under: CubeCart Tutorials.

First you need get a paypal account, the costs are below.
PayPal (Standard and IPN)
http://www.paypal.com
Initial Setup Cost: $0
Monthly Fee: $0
Transaction Fee: 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 USD
Countries: Worldwide
Notes: Currencies presently accepted are AUD, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, JPY
(This is charged on every transaction, regardless of whether money comes directly from PayPal account or from a credit card.)

Setting up Cubecart in Paypal:

1.)In Paypal make sure you have a Business Account.
  • Login to Paypal Click Profile on the Account Tab (last link in the 2nd row)
  • Under Account Information choose Business Information
  • Click Upgrade
  • Fill out all the Information on this page and click SAVE
Stay in the Profile Section
2.) Under Selling Preferences (3rd Column) choose Website Payment Preferences
  • Auto Return: on
  • Return URL: http://yoursitename.com/confirmed.php
  • Payment Data Transfer: on
  • Encrypted Website Payments: off
  • Paypal Account Optional: on (this allows customers to use a credit card even if they do not have a paypal account.)
  • Contact Phone Number: Your choice
  • Express Checkout Settings: No
  • Click SAVE
3.) Under Selling Preferences (3rd Column) choose Instant Payment Notification Preferences
  • Instant Payment Notification (IPN): on
  • Instant Payment Notification (IPN) URL
http://yoursitename.com/modules/gateway/PayPal/ipn.php
Be sure that this url and your return url match your store configuration, if your store is www then put that if not then don’t but they should both match.
4.)  If you have more than one email in Paypal make sure your primary address is the one set in your Gateway/Paypal settings. Also, be sure and look at the case of them they have to match.
  • Under Account Information click Email
  • On this screen choose the email address your using in the Cubecart Gateway Paypal settings choose the radio button in front of it and click Make Primary

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