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.
- Select WooCommerce/Settings.
- Click the Payments tab.
- Scroll down to Wirecard PayPal.
- Click either Wirecard PayPal or the Set up button (on the right) to open the PayPal configuration page:
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 WooCommerce order management will be labeled as Authorized.
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 WooCommerce order management will be labeled as Processing.
As a service for the consumers, PayPal supports the display of the shopping basket's content during checkout. To enable this feature, click the Shopping Basket checkbox.
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 Disabled, PayPal generates a default entry for each purchase.
If the descriptor is Enabled, the default descriptor text consists of the first 9 characters of the shop name and the order number.
To modify the descriptor, use the method
create_descriptorin the file
- Allowed characters:
- Max. length: 27 characters.
- Allowed characters:
Click the checkbox to send the descriptor with each request/response.
Send Additional Information
If this feature is Enabled, 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 Disabled.
Supported Post-Processing Operations
Click a Transaction ID to open the transaction detail view. It shows all available post-processing operations, e.g.:
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 WooCommerce order management will be updated to status Canceled.
2. Capture: Triggers transaction type capture-authorization. The payment will be captured/invoiced, and the corresponding order in WooCommerce order management will be updated to status Processing.
3. Refund: Triggers transaction type refund-capture. The payment/invoice will be refunded, and the corresponding order in WooCommerce order management will be updated to status Refunded.
4. Partial-Refund: Triggers transaction type refund-capture. This post-processing operation can be triggered in the WooCommerce order management as described in WooCommerce Refund Workflow.
Payment Action Purchase
1. Refund: Triggers transaction type refund-debit. The payment/invoice will be refunded, and the corresponding order in WooCommerce order management will be updated to status Refunded.
2. Partial-Refund: Triggers transaction type refund-debit. This post-processing operation can be triggered in the WooCommerce order management as described in WooCommerce Refund Workflow.
Please be aware that stock management is not included in the post-processing operations triggered in the Wirecard extension but only in WooCommerce order management.