June 20, 2018
Reviewed: February 27, 2023
We've created simple, easy-to-follow implementation instructions so you can integrate PayPal V1 (Alternative Payment) into your checkout page.
To use PayPal for recurring payments or 1 click upsells please contact PayPal to get your account approved for these transactions. PayPal will also need to enable "Billing Address" in order for address information to be pulled back when using reference transaction:
Information on the Billing Address feature can be found here: https://developer.paypal.com/docs/limited-release/reference-transactions/#show-customer-billing-address-and-email
You will also need to enable the "Use Reference Transaction" within Settings > Providers > PayPal Payments profile. This will allow you to initiate recurring payments for varying amounts and process one-click upsells on PayPal. To enable different types of billing agreements based on your needs, you will need to contact your PayPal account manager.
The following steps will need to be completed within PayPal:
If you are using One Click Upsells for WooCommerce or any other platform, PayPal requires that you enable "reference transactions" on your account.
To Do This:
Log into your PayPal account
Go to the Email Contact Form
Choose topic: My Account
Choose sub-topic: Changing/Updating Account Information
Copy and paste the message below, inserting your PayPal email address and name.
Wait for a reply
Upsell Order with Redirect
Use Reference Transaction option is toggled to
yes , the
NewOrder request call can then be made with the card type set to
PayPal. Within the Upsell page, a
NewOrderCardOnFile can then be made, with a reference to the parent order ID, using the
PreviousOrderId API call. Within the terminal page (eg. Thank You/Payment received page), be sure to form post to PayPal, and this should complete the upsell with redirect flow.