How to Add PayPal to Your Shopify Store in 4 Easy Steps
Boost your conversions by integrating PayPal into your Shopify store. Simple steps in our handy guide!
Published October 2, 2023.
With over 430 million active users worldwide, PayPal stands tall as one of the most recognized and trusted payment platforms globally.
That's why offering PayPal as a payment option can significantly boost conversions, as customers often favor the safety and familiarity of this trusted platform. Remember the time when you abandoned a cart because your preferred payment method wasn't available?
Fortunately, adding PayPal to your Shopify store is simple and straightforward. Below, we walk you through the process in just 4 easy steps.
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Step 1: Accessing Shopify Admin
- First, visit the Shopify website and log in to your Shopify account.
- Once you have access to your Shopify admin dashboard, navigate to Settings in the bottom left corner of the dashboard.
Step 2: Adding PayPal as a Payment Method
- Select the Payments option.
- Scroll down to Additional payment methods.
- Click on the Activate PayPal link next to the PayPal logo.
Step 3: Configuring PayPal Settings
- You'll be redirected to the Paypal Express Checkout page.
- Click on the Activate Paypal Express Checkout button.
- Enter your PayPal email address and password.
- Click the Agree and Connect button to allow PayPal to connect your Shopify account.
Step 4: Testing the PayPal Integration
- Add any product to your cart and proceed to checkout.
- Select PayPal as payment method.
- Log into PayPal once you're redirected to the PayPal login page. Note: Log in with a different PayPal account than your business one.
- Check the order summary. If it's correct, your PayPal payment option is working. Simply close the window or cancel the transaction.
Remember, this process isn't supposed to charge anything. It’s merely to confirm the integration.
Seal the Deal With PayPal
In the realm of e-commerce, a seamless checkout process isn't just an advantage—it's a necessity. Adding PayPal to your Shopify store is both straightforward and paramount. By embracing this integration, you're not just offering another payment method, you're amplifying customer trust and ensuring their shopping journey is smooth from start to finish.
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