PayPal Payments Advanced
PayPal Payments Advanced is a PCI-compliant solution that lets your customers pay by debit
or credit card without leaving your site. It includes an embedded checkout page that can be
customized to create a seamless and secure checkout experience.
Even customers without a PayPal account can make purchases through PayPal’s secure
payment gateway. Accepted cards include Visa, MasterCard, Switch/Maestro, and Solo credit
cards in the United States and United Kingdom. For additional convenience, PayPal Express
Checkout is included with PayPal Payments Advanced.
You can have two PayPal solutions active at the same time: Express Checkout, plus any All-InOne
or Payment Gateway solution. If you change payment solutions, the one used previously is
With PayPal Payments Advanced, your customer stays on your site during the checkout
process. The customer selects the PayPal Payments Advanced payment method on the
Payment Information checkout step and clicks Continue.
The Order Review step appears, with the Pay Now button, instead of the Place Order button.
After the customer clicks the Pay Now button, a PayPal-hosted form opens in the customer’s
browser. The customer specifies the card information and clicks Verify Card. If the transaction
is successful, the customer is redirected to the order confirmation page. The form also includes
the Pay with PayPal button, which redirects the customer to the PayPal site, where payment
can be made with PayPal Express Checkout.
If the transaction fails for any reason, an error message appears on the checkout page and the
customer is directed to repeat the checkout process. These issue are managed by PayPal.
Order Processing Workflow
Processing orders with PayPal Payments Advanced is the same as processing any regular order
with PayPal. An invoice, shipment, and credit memo (online/offline refund) can be created.
Multiple online refunds are not available for the PayPal Payments Advanced payment method.
With PayPal Payments Advanced, an order is created in the Admin when a customer clicks the
Place Order button. The order status can be any of the following, depending on the response
Processing The transaction was successful.
Pending Payment The system did not receive any response from PayPal.
Canceled The transaction was not successful for some reason.
Suspected Fraud The transaction did not pass some of the PayPal fraud filters; the
system receives the response from PayPal that the transaction is
under review by Fraud Service.
PayPal Payments Advanced cannot be used for orders created from the Admin of your store.
Setting Up PayPal Payments Advanced
For step-by-step configuration instructions, see PayPal Payments Advanced in the Magento
Community Editiononline user guide.