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2.5 WooCommerce Setup: Configuring Payment Methods

Hello, and welcome back to this Tuts Plus course on getting started with WooCommerce. In this part of the course, we're gonna have a look at payment methods and how you configure them for your store. So here we are once again in WooCommerce settings which you access via WooCommerce > Settings here in your menu. And I'm gonna go to the Payments tab. So you can see here that we have four options for taking payments, and I'm only gonna use PayPal. So I'll select that, and then I need to set that up. So this is the screen where we set up PayPal. So I'm gonna enable PayPal Standard, I'm gonna keep the title and description as defaults. I'm not gonna enable the sandbox for now, but you can do that for testing. I'm not gonna enable logging, because that you would use for debugging. I'll enable IPN Which is Instant Payment Notifications coming from PayPal and I've changed my invoice prefix. The default is WC and I've changed that to RM for Rachel MacLean which is the name of the site. The shipping details will go to PayPal instead of billing details. So that means you can use PayPal to generate shipping labels if you want to. And I'm keeping everything else as the default. So I'm not worrying about any extra configurations for page sales or image URLs. And here are the API credentials if you want to process refunds via PayPal from your site, you have to include your PayPal API, your PayPal API credentials. Try saying that fast, I'm not gonna worry about that in my site. So I'll simply save my changes and that's PayPal setup as my one and only payment method now. Now, the way this works with PayPal standard, is that when people pay, they are taken out of your site into PayPal to pay there. Now you might want to make things a bit more seamless by enabling PayPal within your site. And to do that you add this extension for WooCommerce, the PayPal checkout extension. This means that you can take payments via PayPal right inside your store, but you do need to have a business PayPal account. So that's something that's worth setting up if you want to make your store look a little bit more professional. So I'm gonna stick with the defaults for now and that's my payments set up. Now you do have the option if you don't want to use PayPal to use Stripe instead. And there is a free plugin, which is an add on for WooCommerce that you can download from here on the WooCommerce site to add Stripe payments to your site if you're using stripe instead of PayPal. So that's an option for you in addition to PayPal. But I'm gonna stick with the defaults, and I'm using PayPal in my site. In the next part of the course, we'll move on to the final two tabs that we need to worry about and that's Accounts and privacy and Emails. See you next time and thanks for watching.

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