Overview

Possibly one of the most recognized online payment processing brands, PayPal is an industry leader in secure, simple, online payment processing. There are a variety of ways to integrate PayPal with your eCommerce website, whether that’s embedding PayPal payment buttons or integrating PayPal’s payment gateway, PayFlow. Regardless, PayPal can provide a payment solution for businesses of all sizes–it’s completely scalable, manageable, and secure.

The Benefits of Integrating with Paypal

  • Service Charge: PayPal charges 2.9% +$0.30 per transaction–there’s no annual or monthly charge, or any set-up fee.

  • Transaction User Interface: You can monitor the transactions made through your website through the user interface provided by PayPal.

  • Customized Checkout: The features you have access to are based on your PayPal account time. For PayPal pro members, you can customize your checkout through PayPal. This means more options at checkout, and a checkout that’s integrated with your website, instead of redirecting your user to another PayPal page.

  • Anywhere Payments: PayPal can be used to support mobile payments as well as desktop payments, and can also accept 26 different currencies and be used in over 200 countries.

  • Flexible Payment Management: PayPal is flexible enough to handle the kind of payment structure required by your website, whether that’s subscription management, single purchases, or managing donations.

Our Experience

Paypal was an early investor in Magento® before eventually purchasing Magento (which was later sold once again). As a result, Paypal is very tightly integrated as a payment option in Magento. All versions of their payment system are supported in the core application. We recommend PayPal to businesses of any size, though typically it acts as a secondary payment method for most merchants. PayPal’s system is built for smaller merchants who may want to embed PayPal buttons on their website or larger merchants that want to build a custom checkout flow and integrate it with various customer touch points. PayPal is, of course, PCI compliant and securely handles your customer’s sensitive information.