How To: Set up PayPal Payments Advanced in CS-Cart


Before you begin, make sure that the PayPal payments add-on is active and configured.

  1. In the Administration panel, go to Administration → Payment methods.
  2. Сlick the + button (Add payment method) in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Fill in the form:
    • Select PayPal Advanced in the Processor drop-down list.
    • Enter the Display name—the name of the payment method that will appear to your customers at checkout. By default, the payment method will be called PayPal Advanced.
    • Specify other settings and upload an icon for the payment method, if necessary.
Creating a new PayPal Advanced payment method.
  1. Switch to the Configure tab and specify the settings of PayPal Payments Advanced:

    • Select the Currency of your PayPal account.

      This currency must exist in your store and, ideally, it should be your primary currency. That is because prices are always converted to PayPal currency according to the rates you specified, before being sent to PayPal.

    • Choose the layout, colors, and header image of the payment page.

  2. Make sure to fill in the Technical details:

    • Merchant login
    • API user
    • API partner
    • API password


    You can find this data in your PayPal Advanced account.

  3. Set Test/Live mode to Live.

    You can use the Test mode to see how the payment method works. But this mode doesn’t work with live PayPal accounts. For testing you’ll need to use test accounts from PayPal Sandbox.

  4. Click the Create button.

Configuring PayPal Advanced settings.