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Lesson 3 – Part 4 – Configure Payment Gateway

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This video is part of our old WP eStore Course Go to our Updated WP eStore Course for current videos.

In the fourth part of this lesson we are going to configure WP eStore Payment Gateway settings. If you’re at your Dashboard scroll down here to your Settings menu and then select Payment Gateway Settings.

Multiple Payment Gateways

In WP eStore under Payment Gateway you have a couple of different options. The first one is do you want to Use Multiple Payment Gateways. For the purposes of this lesson the only reason why you would check that is because you wanted to use PayPal and the manual checkout settings. Manual checkout settings are when they don’t pay you on line. You send them an invoice, they send you a check and then you send them the product. If you want to allow for that sort of thing, it is certainly possible to do here. For the time being though I’m going to leave this checked off.

PayPal Gateway Settings

The next thing to configure is the PayPal Gateway Settings. You do want to use the PayPal Payment Gateway so select that. Then you need to put your PayPal email address or your secure merchant ID. This is the place where you can choose to use the Profile Based Shipping. We’ll talk about the Profile Based Shipping later but if you check this, this is the one way that you can use to charge varying amounts for shipping based on the weight of the shipping, the speed of the shipping and the distance of the shipping. Otherwise you’re stuck with a flat rate system. I’m going to leave that unchecked for the time being but you can certainly use that and we’ll do a tutorial on that later down the road.

The next thing in the Gateway Settings is this Customize the Return Button Text. You’re probably familiar with the PayPal screen that shows up once you’ve completed your purchase and it a little link on there that says Return to Merchant. You could change that link to say Return to My Store, or Return to Thesis eStore, or Have a Nice Day or anything. This is just where you would change the text. You can also create Custom Checkout Page Styles. If you had created one of those, you could put the page style name here and rather than using the default when it goes over to PayPal it would use your new one. It’s actually quite easy to set this up.

Manual Checkout

If you are going to use the Manual Checkout Settings then you would indicate that here. This is where you would put your email so that you would be emailed the sale information and then you could write some directions to the customer. Those directions would show up in the email that it gets after the transaction has been completed. Then you could specify a separate return URL so that rather than going to the normal Thank You page it could go to a Thank You page that had directions and maybe a list of expectations. You could say Thank you for choosing to pay by money order, The money order amount you need is this, and here’s the mailing address and we will send you your products within 10 days of receipt, or whatever. You could have a completely different set of directions and instructions based on that payment system.


Finally, we have this one other option which is 2Checkout Settings. 2Checkout is similar to PayPal. They do charge an awful lot more but they operate in countries where PayPal does not operate. 2Checkout charges a couple percent more for the transaction fee. They don’t distribute funds immediately but if you are in one of those countries where a PayPal merchant account is not allowed this might be something for you to consider.

That concludes this lesson on configuring the PayPal Gateway Settings for WP eStore.

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