X-Cart:Switching to a Different PayPal Solution

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If, after configuring X-Cart to work with a certain PayPal solution, you decide to change the PayPal solution being used (for example, if you wish to switch from PayPal Payments Standard to Express Checkout), you can easily do so:

  1. In your X-Cart store's Admin area, go to the 'Payment methods' page (Settings->Payment methods).
  2. In the list of your store's payment methods, locate the name of the PayPal payment method you use currently, then use the following instructions:
    • If your current PayPal payment method is Payflow Pro:
      1. Disable the PayPal payment method titled Payflow Pro (unselect the check box to the left of the payment method name and click the Apply changes button).
      2. Follow these instructions to add and enable the PayPal method you require.
    • If your current PayPal solution is anything but Payflow Pro, and you are switching to PayPal Payments Pro or Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition:
      1. Complete the signup process for the PayPal solution you require as provided by instructions under Step 1 of this procedure.
      2. In X-Payments, configure the PayPal payment method you require, then import it from X-Payments to X-Cart - as provided by instructions under Step 2 of this procedure.
      3. On the 'Payment methods' page of your X-Cart store's Admin area (Settings->Payment methods), click the Configure link next to the name of your store's current PayPal payment method. This opens X-Cart's PayPal configuration page.
        Note: If you are using PayPal Payments Advanced, PayPal Payments Pro (via Payflow API or PayPal API) or Payflow Link, your store's list of payment methods on the 'Payment methods' page contains two entries for PayPal. One of them is the payment option allowing your customers to pay you using a PayPal account via the Express Checkout button (by default, the name of this method is displayed as 'PayPal'); the other one is your method for processing credit and debit card payments (by default, the name of this method is displayed as 'Credit or Debit card', and the name of the specific solution that powers this payment method is provided on the 'Payment system' line). Provided that you see two PayPal payment methods in your store's Payment methods list, to access the PayPal configuration page you should use the Configure link displayed next to the 'Credit and Debit card' entry.
      4. Make sure the PayPal configuration page displays solutions for your country: select the country in which you do business from the Country selector at the top of the page and click Update.
      5. Choose the PayPal solution that you wish to use instead of the one used currently.
      6. Configure the selected solution in exactly the same way as you configured it in X-Payments.
      7. Make sure the payment method you have configured is enabled in your store.
      8. Enable IPN as provided by instructions under Step 4 of this procedure.
    • If your current PayPal solution is anything but Payflow Pro, and you are switching to PayPal Payments Standard, PayPal Payments Advanced or Payflow Link:
      1. On the 'Payment methods' page of your X-Cart store's Admin area (Settings->Payment methods), click the Configure link next to the name of your current PayPal payment method. This opens X-Cart's PayPal configuration page.
        Note: If you are using PayPal Payments Advanced, PayPal Payments Pro (via Payflow API or PayPal API) or Payflow Link, your store's list of payment methods on the 'Payment methods' page contains two entries for PayPal. One of them is the payment option allowing your customers to pay you using a PayPal account via the Express Checkout button (by default, the name of this method is displayed as 'PayPal'); the other one is your method for processing credit and debit card payments (by default, the name of this method is displayed as 'Credit or Debit card', and the name of the specific solution that powers this payment method is provided on the 'Payment system' line). Provided that you see two PayPal payment methods in your store's Payment methods list, to access the PayPal configuration page you should use the Configure link displayed next to the 'Credit and Debit card' entry.
      2. Make sure the PayPal configuration page displays solutions for your country: select the country in which you do business from the Country selector at the top of the page and click Update.
      3. Choose the PayPal solution that you wish to use instead of the one used currently.
      4. Configure the selected solution (See Adjusting PayPal Configuration Settings in X-Cart). Depending on the type of account and API credentials required to use the chosen solution you may need to sign up as provided by instructions under Step 1 of this procedure.
      5. Make sure the payment method you have configured is enabled in your store.
      6. Enable IPN and (only for PayPal Payments Standard) set up the Auto Return option as provided by instructions under steps 4 and 5 of this procedure.
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