How to Connect PayPal to Squarespace

How to Connect PayPal to Squarespace

This wikiHow will show you how to manually connect PayPal to Squarespace if your PayPal Business account is set up in Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, or Japan. If you're not located in these locations, you can simply log into your Squarespace website, click Commerce > Payments and select Connect PayPal.[1] X Research source

Part 1 of 3:
Giving Squarespace API Permissions

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Go to http://www.paypal.com/ and log into your business account. You'll need to log into your PayPal Business account. If you have a personal account, you can upgrade it for free.
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Hover over your name and click Account Settings. You'll see your profile name in the top right corner of the page. If you're signed into a personal account, you'll see a gear icon instead.
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Click Update next to "API access. " It's in the "Account access" tab, which should be active by default when you click Account Settings.
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Click Grant API permission. This is under "Pre-built payment solution" near the center of the page and will allow 3rd-party platforms, like Squarespace, to access PayPal.
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Enter "paypal-payments_api1.squarespace.com" next to "Third Party Permission Username" and click Lookup. This will give you the permissions needed for Squarespace to connect to your PayPal account.
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Click to select all the boxes and click Add. After this step is done, you'll have successfully granted API permissions from PayPal to Squarespace.
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Part 2 of 3:
Copying Your PayPal Merchant ID

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Go to http://www.paypal.com/ and log into your business account. You'll need to log into your PayPal Business account. If you have a personal account, you can upgrade it for free.
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Hover over your name and click Account Settings. You'll see your profile name in the top right corner of the page. If you're signed into a personal account, you'll see a gear icon instead.
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Click Business Information. It's in the vertical menu on the left side of the screen under the header, "Business Profile."
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Copy the information next to "PayPal Merchant ID. " To copy this information easily, select the text and press Ctrl + C (Windows) or Cmd + C (Mac). You'll be pasting this information later.
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Part 3 of 3:
Connecting to PayPal

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Log into your Squarespace site. You'll need the PayPal Merchant ID you copied earlier.
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Click Commerce. It's in the "Home Menu" on the left side of the page.
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Click Payments. The list of payments for your website will display.
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Click Connect PayPal and enter your PayPal login information. Once you've entered your login information, you will see a text field for your merchant ID.
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Paste the PayPal Merchant ID. To paste, click your cursor in the text field and press Ctrl + V (Windows) or Cmd + V (Mac).
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Click Connect. Customers will now be able to pay with PayPal on your site. [2] X Research source
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Part 1 of 3:
Giving Squarespace API Permissions

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Go to http://www.paypal.com/ and log into your business account. You'll need to log into your PayPal Business account. If you have a personal account, you can upgrade it for free.
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Hover over your name and click Account Settings. You'll see your profile name in the top right corner of the page. If you're signed into a personal account, you'll see a gear icon instead.
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Click Update next to "API access. " It's in the "Account access" tab, which should be active by default when you click Account Settings.
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Click Grant API permission. This is under "Pre-built payment solution" near the center of the page and will allow 3rd-party platforms, like Squarespace, to access PayPal.
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Enter "paypal-payments_api1.squarespace.com" next to "Third Party Permission Username" and click Lookup. This will give you the permissions needed for Squarespace to connect to your PayPal account.
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Click to select all the boxes and click Add. After this step is done, you'll have successfully granted API permissions from PayPal to Squarespace.
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Part 2 of 3:
Copying Your PayPal Merchant ID

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Go to http://www.paypal.com/ and log into your business account. You'll need to log into your PayPal Business account. If you have a personal account, you can upgrade it for free.
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Hover over your name and click Account Settings. You'll see your profile name in the top right corner of the page. If you're signed into a personal account, you'll see a gear icon instead.
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Click Business Information. It's in the vertical menu on the left side of the screen under the header, "Business Profile."
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Copy the information next to "PayPal Merchant ID. " To copy this information easily, select the text and press Ctrl + C (Windows) or Cmd + C (Mac). You'll be pasting this information later.
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Part 3 of 3:
Connecting to PayPal

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Log into your Squarespace site. You'll need the PayPal Merchant ID you copied earlier.
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Click Commerce. It's in the "Home Menu" on the left side of the page.
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Click Payments. The list of payments for your website will display.
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Click Connect PayPal and enter your PayPal login information. Once you've entered your login information, you will see a text field for your merchant ID.
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Paste the PayPal Merchant ID. To paste, click your cursor in the text field and press Ctrl + V (Windows) or Cmd + V (Mac).
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Click Connect. Customers will now be able to pay with PayPal on your site. [2] X Research source
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