How Does PayPal Work on WooCommerce?

Paypal is a great way to accept and make payments all over the web. WooCommerce allows you to accept payments using the PayPal Standard gateway. WooCommerce and PayPal were made for each other. WooCommerce is one of the world’s most popular eCommerce platforms, and PayPal is among the most widely used payment methods for online transactions around the globe.  Here’s how to set up Paypal on WooCommerce.:

Setting Up Payment Gateways in WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a free, open source plugin designed to add all the essential features of an online storefront to any self-hosted WordPress site. Those core features include a full suite of shopping cart and payment tools for handling transactions for products, digital downloads, and services.

WooCommerce comes with a set of basic payment processing tools, but other payment gateways such as Stripe,, and WorldPay can be installed from WooCommerce itself or from the WordPress Plugin Directory. These gateways allow eCommerce sites to accept a variety of payment methods, currencies, and card types. The basic version of PayPal is included with WooCommerce, but this popular and long-established payment system also offers a range of more specialized tools and services designed to support online entrepreneurs of all kinds.

PayPal for WooCommerce Sites

PayPal is one of the oldest and best known of the many online payment gateways used to send and receive money around the world. PayPal users can set up a PayPal account that acts as an intermediary between a seller and buyer so that customers can set up a PayPal account and move money into and out of the account in order to make payments anywhere PayPal is accepted. PayPal accounts are also linked to users’ personal bank accounts so that if a transaction made through PayPal comes up short on funds, that transaction can be backed up by a user’s bank.  

PayPal Checkout

PayPal Checkout is a free extension that expands the functions of the basic PayPal payment gateway to offer customers more ways to pay

When on the checkout screen in your store, your customers will find the option of using PayPal to make a payment among others. Customers can also find out more information about PayPal in a modal pop-up if they click “What is PayPal?” next to the payment option.

When the customer clicks through to use PayPal, they will be sent temporarily to a new page to complete the payment with PayPal.

Why you should use PayPal Checkout.

  1. Skip the PayPal login
  2. Reduce cart abandonment
  3. Easy integration

PayPal powered by Braintree

Accepts PayPal, credit cards and debit cards with a single payment gateway solution — PayPal Powered by Braintree. Like most other PayPal extensions, it can be installed for free from WooCommerce.

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