The PayPal Express gateway for WooCommerce lets users skip the WC checkout and use PayPal instead.
Hate worrying about SSL certificates and PCI compliance? We hear you. PayPal Express can handle all of the security for your storeâ€™s checkout process for you by allowing checkout to happen on PayPalâ€™s secure servers instead of on your website. Not only do youÂ gain customersâ€™ trustÂ by associating with and accepting PayPal, but you also gain theÂ peace of mindÂ that comes with knowing security is handled for you.
The PayPal Express gateway integration for WooCommerce allows users to skip the WooCommerce checkout and use PayPal instead. When customers view their cart, they will be given the option to pay with PayPal (which leaves your site and is redirected) or proceed to the WooCommerce checkout. When using the PayPal Express option, customers will be takenÂ directly to PayPalÂ to authorize funds, and then return to your store to choose shipping and pay. Since the checkout process does not occur on your website,Â an SSL certificate is not requiredÂ and you donâ€™t have to stress over PCI compliance. Pretty great, huh?
Online shoppers love the convenience and security of PayPal, where they can pay from their PayPal balance, debit or credit card, or bank account. The PayPal logo also reassures buyers who may be unfamiliar with your website.Â PayPal statesÂ that sales increase on average 18% after adding PayPal. With over 100 million users worldwide, adding PayPal as a payment option to your WooCommerce store wonâ€™t go unnoticed.
Some users choose to set the payment gateway to only authorize charges rather than authorize & capture them. However, this requires the user to then log into the payment gateway admin to capture charges. Versions 3.0+ of this extension allow you to optionallyÂ capture previously authorized transactionsÂ directly from the WooCommerceÂ Edit OrderÂ screen rather than logging into your PayPal account to do so. Simply edit the order, select the â€œCapture Chargeâ€ action, and charges will be captured through PayPal.
When customers are sent to PayPal to select payment information, theyâ€™ll return with the checkout page pre-filled with information from PayPal. They can also add a shipping address if needed, and update shipping options. This information will be re-sent to PayPal when the order is finalized.
With PayPal Express, you can rest easy knowing that PayPal is taking care of security for you. All payment processing occurs on PayPalâ€™s secure servers so that you donâ€™t have to worry about handling sensitive payment information on your site. Focus on improving your bottom line instead of fretting over PCI compliance!