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PayPal is a global e-commerce business, processing internet payments and money transfers. It is a wallet payment method that allows consumers to make and receive payments without having to share their financial information.

PayPal Configuration

  1. Select System/Configuration/Payment Methods.
  2. Click Wirecard PayPal to open the PayPal configuration page: PayPal Configuration

Payment Action

PayPal payment can be performed with two different payment actions:

1. Authorization: Payments for orders are not captured/invoiced but only authorized by the consumer, and therefore only reserved. For debit, you have to confirm/capture the amount manually.

  • This payment action triggers the transaction type authorization for payment method PayPal.
  • The order created in Magento order management will be labeled as Processing and an invoice can be created to capture this payment.

2. Purchase: Payments for orders are captured/invoiced automatically .

  • This payment action triggers the transaction type purchase for payment method PayPal.
  • The order created in Magento order management will be labeled as Processing and an invoice has been created.

Shopping Basket

As a service for the consumers, PayPal supports the display of the shopping basket's content during checkout. To enable this feature, set the Shopping Basket field to Yes.

Send Additional Information

If this feature is set to Yes, additional data will be sent for the purpose of fraud protection. This additional data includes billing/shipping address, shopping basket, and descriptor.

Note: The additional information includes the descriptor even if the descriptor option is set to No.

Descriptor

The descriptor is the text representing an order on the consumer's bank statement issued by PayPal. It provides information for the consumer, as it associates a specific debit on the consumer's account with the respective purchase in your shop.

  • If the descriptor is set to No, PayPal generates a default entry for each purchase.

  • If the descriptor is set to Yes, the default descriptor text consists of up to 9 characters of the shop name and the full order number. The default maximum length is 20.
    To modify the descriptor, use the method getDescriptor in the file lib/WirecardEE/PaymentGateway/Service/PaymentHandler.php.

    • Allowed characters: umlaut, 0-9,a-z,A-Z, , +, ,, -, .
    • Max. length: 27 characters.

Set this feature to Yes to send the descriptor with each request/response.

Note: The additional information includes the descriptor even if the descriptor option is set to No.

Supported Post-Processing Operations

Depending on your Payment Action settings, there are different options for the PayPal post-processing operation workflow:

Payment Action Authorization

1. Cancel: Triggers transaction type void-authorization. The payment will be canceled/voided, and the corresponding order in Magento order management will be updated to status Canceled.

2. Invoice: Triggers transaction type capture-authorization. The payment will be captured/invoiced, and the corresponding order in Magento order management will be updated to status Processing.

3. Credit Memo: Triggers transaction type refund-capture. The payment/invoice will be refunded, and the corresponding order in Magento order management will be updated to status Closed.

Payment Action Purchase

1. Credit Memo: Triggers transaction type refund-debit. The payment/invoice will be refunded, and the corresponding order in Magento order management will be updated to status Closed.

You also have the option of partial Credit Memo/Invoice. Partial Credit Memo/Invoice is possible until the payment has been refunded/captured in full.

For a step-by-step guide to canceling, invoicing and refunding payments, go to our Post-Processing Operations Workflow page.


Please be aware that stock management is not included in the post-processing operations triggered in the Wirecard extension but only in Magento order management.

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