FoxyCart is proud to be a PayPal Gold Partner.
To use PayPal with FoxyCart you'll need to have PayPal's Payments Pro. There are only a few steps you'll need to take to use PayPal's Payments Pro with FoxyCart. These instructions are for configuring PayPal Payments Pro with FoxyCart, using the LIVE gateway. If you haven't activated your FoxyCart store yet and do not have access to the “live” option on your payment settings, you'll need to view the “sandbox” instructions below.
billing_api1.foxycart.com, check all the checkboxes except “Consolidate funds from two or more accounts to a master account.”, and submit. (Or, if you already have another API permission granted, click “Add new permission”, then do the preceding.)
Testing is always a very good idea. You can use the default FoxyCart sandbox account for testing (in your “Payment Gateway” settings), but this won't allow you to see all the transaction details. When it's necessary to test things more thoroughly, you should set up your own PayPal Sandbox account.
While you're using a PayPal Sandbox, you can run test transactions using the test card number 4242424242424242, with any expiration date in the future. NOTE: This card number is for testing and will not work on a live PayPal account.
If you'd like to test things more completely you can set up your own PayPal Sandbox account. Setting this up is NOT trivial. It's confusing, prone to error, and generally not recommended unless you have some time to kill. Once you do set up a sandbox account, follow the steps above but grant API permission to
sandbox_api1.foxycart.com rather than the
By default, PP WPP requires the CSC (card security code) to be sent with the payment details. PayPal Payments Pro will not usually give you access to the CSC settings by default. This option is available on a case-by-case basis for an additional $30/mo, but PayPal might not allow your account access to the CSC settings depending on your business history. Read this page for more information.
If you have no business history, bad credit, or a history that includes bankruptcies this setting will likely be unavailable to you, and you will probably have to use a different gateway in order to use subscriptions with FoxyCart.
UPDATE as of 2010.12.07 PayPal WPP accounts may now have access to this setting without advanced fraud filters.
Paypal Payments Pro may not be available for merchants who are outside the US Mainland, that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. ie. If you're in California, you can use PP WPP and accept payments from all over the world. If you're in the US Virgin Islands, however, PayPal might not give you a WPP account, so you cannot accept payment from anybody. Please make sure your location is actually supported by PayPal before pursuing the Payments Pro option.
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