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What type of PayPal account do I need?

You will need a PayPal account which allows you to accept online payment. The accessplanit integration is for PayPal Express accounts using a redirect approach, it is possible for PayPal Pro account to use this integration too. Please note that the integration does not currently work with PayPal Standard accounts

You can learn more about these options here:

You will need a PayPal account which allows you to accept online payment. The most common types are 'Web Payments Standard' or 'Web Payments Pro'.

You can learn more about these options here:

Setting up PayPal for use with  accessplanit 

The following details are required to link your PayPal account to accessplanit 

  • PayPal Account (this is usually an email address)
  • PayPal Logo (not required)
  • PayPal API Username
  • PayPal API Password
  • PayPal API Signature

PayPal has a test mode available for use.


Please note if you are testing payments using the test mode, you cannot continue if you are checking out as a Guest.

You can find the API details by:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.

  2. Click the settings icon at the top of your PayPal account page and then click Account Settings.

  3. On the Account access page, click Update for the API access item.

  4. Click Manage API Credentials in the NVP/SOAP API Integration (Classic) section.

  5. Select Request API signature. Then, click Agree and Submit.

  6. The API Signature credentials include an API Username, API Password, and Signature, which does not expire. These values are hidden by default for added security. Click Show/Hide to toggle them on and off.

  7. When finished, click Done.

Allowing Non PayPal users to check out as Guests

If you would like to allow your customers to checkout as guests within PayPal rather than setting up an account with them or logging in, you will need to make the following configurations within your PayPal account:

  1. Log into your PayPal account and go to My Profile within here you should have an option called Website Preferences.
  2. Within the Website Preferences page change the PayPal Account Optional setting to On.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save to save your changes.