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How to Setup PayPal Express

The payment gateway determines how your collect your buyers credit card information. If you are choosing to use PayPal Express Checkout PayPal handles all the security for the transactions and allows your shoppers to feel safe and secure shopping on your site.
*If you are using PayPal as your payment gateway it is no longer required for shoppers to have a PayPal account in order to check-out on your site, just ensure to check the "Allow PayPal Guest Checkout" in Step 7 of this tutorial. To learn more about which payment gateways are supported by Blazonco visit our FAQs>E-Commerce section. Follow these steps below to link your shopping cart to your PayPal payment gateway.

Step 1
Go to PayPal.com and login to your account using your username and password. Be sure that you have a PayPal Business Account. If you have a personal it is free to upgrade.

Step 2
Select the tab Tools from the top bar. Your Tools will appear. Select the tool titled "API Access" located on the bottom row to the right. 


Step 3
Once you have selected "API Access" a "pop-up" window will appear. Click the button "Go to API Access".

Step 4
You will now see 2 different options for API. Please select Option 2 shown below. 

Step 5
You are now presented with the API Signature for your account. Please Copy/Paste the following information for Step 7 in the Admin.
API Username
API Password
API Signature 

Step 6
Login to the Blazonco Admin at  admin.blazonco.com using your credentials. Click the ADD-ONS tab on the primary navigation tab. Under the "Add-Ons" grey horizonal menu you will see all your activated Add-Ons. Scroll down until you see E-Commerce. Select the "Configure" button to the far right-hand column. 

Step 7
Here is the "Choose Your Gateway" of your Ecommerce Configuration. Select "PayPal" as your Gateway if it is not already selected. Copy/Paste the information from Step 5 into the named fields. If you wish to allow your customer's the option to checkout without setting up a required PayPal Account, ensure to check the "Allow PayPal Guest Checkout" checkbox.

API Username
API Password
API Signature 

Step 4
Here is the "Choose Sales Tax Options" of your Ecommerce Configuration. You can change your state tax rate, percentage, who gets charged, and tax on shipped items. If you are wholesale site or want to enable a "Minumum Order Amount" you can select the box for "Require Minimum Order Amount to Checkout". Enter the dollar amount that minimum orders must be in the field "Minimum Order Amount". You can personalize the "Cart Notification" below. Edit what you would like and then click the "Next" button in the bottom right corner.

Step 5
Here is the "Configure Shipping Options" of your Ecommerce Configuration. Here you can change your shipping "from" addressand your "shipping options". It is important to note that it is recommended to only select 1 shipping option. You can select multiple methods within an option, for example Select USPS as your shhipping option, and then select USPS Priority Mail & USPS Express Mail. See the following:

  • Free Local Pick-Up: *Can select as secondary option.
  • Free Electronic Delivery: *For Downloadable products/services only.
  • Free Shipping on orders over a certain amount: *Secondary shipping option in addition to USPS/UPS. 
  • USPS: *Recommended to select either USPS -OR- UPS
  • UPS: *Recommended to select either USPS -OR- UPS
  • Custom Rate: *Choose your own shipping rate per item, or x number of items.

Once you have selected your "shipping options" click the "Finish" button in the bottom right corner. 

Step 6
You will get this success message and your edits to your "Ecommerce Configuration" were successful.