TheÂ PayPalÂ Â SmartÂ Checkout is an option you can enable in yourÂ WP Simple Cart Plugin. TheÂ Smart Checkout ButtonÂ provides your customers with an alternative checkout method. The PayPal Smart Button Checkout contains a number of buttons that allow your customers to checkout using their PayPal Account, their credit card (Visa, Mastercard), Buy Now Pay Later or PayPal credit.
The checkout form is displayed to the customer in a popup window.
Checkout Demo Video
The following video shows how a checkout works with PayPal smart button (from a customers point of view):
Configuring PayPal Smart Checkout Button
Step 1)Â Ensure you have the latest version of theÂ WP Simple PayPal Shopping Cart PluginÂ installed and activated on your WordPress site.
Step 2)Â Click on theÂ SettingsÂ menu underÂ Simple Cart.
Step 3)Â Choose theÂ Advanced SettingsÂ tab.
Step 4)Â You will now see a section titledÂ PayPal Smart Checkout Settings.
Step 5)Â Mark the checkbox next toÂ Enable PayPal Smart Checkout.
Step 6)Â To set up this feature you will now need toÂ Log inÂ to yourÂ PayPal Developer AccountÂ to locate your API details. You will need a PayPal Business Account.
Step 7)Â Click on theÂ My Apps & CredentialsÂ menu within yourÂ PayPal Developer Account.
Step 8)Â Scroll down to theÂ Rest API AppsÂ section.
Step 9)Â Click theÂ Create AppÂ button.
Step 10)Â Give yourÂ app aÂ nameÂ that relates to it’s intended use.
Step 11)Â Click theÂ Create AppÂ button.
Step 12)Â You will now see yourÂ Sandbox Client IDÂ and yourÂ Sandbox Secret KeyÂ (once you click the ‘show’ button).
Step 13)Â Click theÂ LiveÂ button in the left hand corner to show yourÂ Live API Keys.
Step 14)Â Copy and paste both yourÂ Live and Test Client ID’sÂ and yourÂ Live and Test Secret KeysÂ from your PayPal account into the settings menu of yourÂ WP PayPal Shopping Cart. Ensure you paste them in the correct fields.
Step 15)Â If you would only like to offerÂ Smart PayPal Checkout, mark the checkbox next toÂ Disable Standard PayPal Checkout. Alternatively, you can choose to offer both at once by leaving this box unmarked.
Step 15)Â Click theÂ Update OptionsÂ button. You have now completed the setting configuration for PayPal Smart Checkout.
Step 16)Â YourÂ Simple PayPal Shopping CartÂ Products will now be able to be purchased through this PayPal checkout method.
Purchasing a Product via PayPal Smart Checkout
A customer can add an item to yourÂ Simple PayPal Shopping Cart. Once the item appears in the cart, the customer can go ahead and checkout using PayPal Smart Checkout. They can click the button that applies to them.
For example, in the following example, the customer clicks theÂ PayPalÂ button because they wish to pay directly from their PayPal account.
Once a customer clicks on one of the PayPal Smart Checkout buttons, a popup appears where they can complete the checkout process by entering in the appropriate details.
Customizing the Smart Checkout Buttons
Read our documentation on smart checkout buttons customization.
PayPal’s Pay In 4 (Buy Now Pay Later Option)
Read our PayPal’s buy now pay later documentation to learn more about it.