Step 3: Complete the Basic Settings
1. If your store has multiple views, make sure to set the Current Configuration Scope box in the
upper-left corner to the view where these settings apply.
2. In the Basic Settings – PayPal Express Checkout section, complete the following:
a. Enter a Title to identify this payment method during checkout. It is recommended to set
the title to “PayPal” for each store view.
b. If you offer multiple payment methods, enter a number in the Sort Order field to
determine the sequence in which PayPal Payments Standard is listed with the other
methods. Payment methods appear in ascending order based on the Sort Order value.
c. Set Payment Action to one of the following:
Authorization – Approves the purchase, but puts a hold on the funds. The
amount is not withdrawn until it is “captured” by the
Sale – The amount of the purchase is authorized and immediately
withdrawn from the customer’s account.
Order – The amount of the order is neither captured nor authorized
in the customer’s balance, bank account, or credit card at
PayPal. The Order payment action represents an agreement
between the PayPal payment system and the merchant,
which enables the merchant to capture one or more
amounts up to the “ordered” total from the customer’s buyer
account, over a maximum of 29 days. After the funds are
“ordered,” the merchant can capture them at any time
during the following 29 days. Capturing of the order
amount can be done only from the Magento backend, by
creating one or more invoices.
Authorization Honor Period (days) – Defines how long the primary authorization stays valid. The
value should be equal to the corresponding value in your
PayPal merchant account. The default value in your PayPal
merchant account is 3. To increase this number you need to
contact PayPal. The authorization becomes invalid at 11:49
p.m., U.S. Pacific Time, of the last day.
Order Valid Period (days) – Defines how long the order remains valid. When the order
becomes invalid, you can no longer create invoices for it.
Specify the value equal to the Order Valid Period value in
your PayPal merchant account. The default value in your
PayPal merchant account is 29. To change this number, you
need to contact PayPal.
Number of Child Authorizations – Defines the maximum number of authorizations for one
order; that is, the maximum number of the online partial
invoices you can create for one order. The number in this
field should be equal to the corresponding setting in your
PayPal merchant account. The default number of child
authorizations in your PayPal account is 1. To increase this
number, you need to contact PayPal.
e. To display the “Check out with PayPal” button on the product page, set Display on
Product Details Page to “Yes.”