Payments Pro (legacy) is being deprecated and this article will guide you through setting up the newest PayPal Payments Pro (upgraded) gateway.
Alert: PayPal Payments Pro (Legacy) No Longer Supported
If you are a using PayPal Payments Pro and are looking to update your integration, login to your online store's admin and navigate to Settings > Payments & Taxes > Gateway > Add Gateway > Select PayPal Payments Pro (upgraded)
AmeriCommerce has upgraded the legacy PayPal Payments Pro to the newest version of PayPal Commerce Platform, the same API being used for PayPal Checkout (formerly Express) which brings a ton of added value to our customers. Here's a few of the benefits that are now available via the integration:
View payments all in one dashboard - With the new PayPal Commerce platform you can view all Payments Pro and PayPal Checkout (formerly PayPal Express) sales at once in your PayPal admin console with a modern and up to date admin experience.
New improved API for a faster and more secure checkout - PayPal Commerce platform allows a smoother transaction process that reduces wait time, provides extra security, and improves the customer experience resulting in more converted sales and less fraud.
Included AmeriCommerce order data - Unlike other gateways integrations, AmeriCommerce now passes more data for the order to the PayPal Commerce Platform allowing even more information to help with packing slips, shipping data, fraud prevention and much more.
Get customized transaction rates - With PayPal Payments Pro now using the PayPal Commerce platform and a stellar relationship with AmeriCommerce - you can get lower customized rates tailored to your business needs even if you're selling high risk products.
What to Know Before Upgrading from PayPal Payments Pro (Legacy)
Zero Downtime & Instant Approval for Prior Accounts
During upgrade, merchants who already have Payments Pro approved on their current account will be auto approved upon completing the integration sign up flow
Login to your AmeriCommerce admin console. For more information on logging in, see: How to Log In.
- Navigate to Settings > Payments and Taxes > Payment Gateways
- Click New:
- Select PayPal Payments Pro (Upgraded) from the drop-down and select "Add."
- You will then be redirected to PayPal to login and Connect. Use your Primary user of your PayPal account to login. (see screenshot at the bottom of this article if you're not sure what the primary is)
- You will be redirected back to your store with your PayPal account number filled in the payment gateway.
- Select which store you want to use the payment gateway and click save.
Store: Choose if this payment processor should apply to all stores, to a specific store, or to no store.
Note: Having multiple payment gateways assigned to a single store front will cause payment processing issues and errors.
Sort Order: Enter a number value to set the sort order of the credit card payment method when displayed in your store. Set sort order to 1 will set credit card as default payment method and credit card form will expand by default on one page check out.
Authorize Only: When Authorize Only is enabled, the funds will automatically be authorized and a hold for the order amount will be placed on the customer's credit card account. The funds will not be captured from the customer until a user manually processes the charge on the Order Edit screen.
Manual Payment Processing: When this is enabled, no payment will be authorized or captured at the time of checkout, but the credit card information will be securely stored so that a user can manually process the charge from the Order Edit screen. NOTE: This setting will not work with gateways that require CVV! We do not save CVV due to security concerns.
Exclude From Payment Orders: Excludes the gateway from being used on order payment orders made from the customer order statements page.
Alternate URL: Used primarily for non-US accounts.
Config String: This can be used to declare your currency code. ie: CURRENCYCODE=GBP
See the fill list of Currency codes HERE. (Default is USD) Otherwise, only use this field if directed to by support.
See also: Trouble Shooting Payment Gateways
How to determine your Primary email on the account: