Theopenxpress Articles >>PrestaShop PayPal hosted module for secure payment

The majority of customers today use credit or debit cards to make purchases, therefore, the merchant should offer a secure payment service for the customers to process the payment transaction using their cards. A payment gateway is an eCommerce application service provider service that authorizes credit card payments for e-businesses. The payment gateway acts as a link between the customer and the merchant during the checkout process to make the payment transactions more secure. This payment system provides fast, protected, and efficient payment processing for merchants as well as customers.

PrestaShop PayPal Advanced Module

Plenty of payment gateways are ready to provide payment services. Some of the most popular payment gateways are PayPal, Authorize.Net, Google Wallet, WorldPay, GSPay, First Data, 2CheckOut, Dwolla, ACH Payments, WePay, Stripe, Realex, eWay, IcePay, and many more.

According to foreign media reports, eBay’s online payment service “PayPal” announced to open a platform for third-party developers, which could help it become eBay’s largest business.

PayPal is one of the most popular payment company, with over 50 million account holders worldwide. PayPal is a service that enables you to pay, send money through internet. It offers a fast, easy and safe way to both receive and send money online. To use the PayPal payment service, the merchant should create an account with PayPal. It offers three types of merchant accounts such as Personal Merchant Account, Premier Merchant Account, and Business Merchant Account. PayPal offers different types of products to make payments and to get paid.

PayPal Payments Advanced is a payment product from PayPal that accepts all major credit or debit card payments from the customers within the merchant website itself. It provides a secure checkout template to integrate within the website. It is a simple way to accept credit cards and debit cards. It emails all invoices for faster payment.

Process and features of the module

PrestaShop supports more than 50 payment gateways. The module integrates PrestaShop with PayPal Payments Advanced to receive payments from customers through their credit cards. During the payment process, the module collects all the credit card details from the customers on the merchant website itself and process the payment through PayPal Advanced payment gateway integration. That means, it is not redirecting the customers to the payment gateway page for processing payment transactions.

The module is compatible with Prestashop eCommerce Version 1.5.X and 1.6.X. It supports, Authorize & Capture, Authorize only and Capture later feature. The merchant can configure the module between these two features when the products are ready for shipment. It also provides facilities for cancelling any  unsettled transactions.  The refund option is also supported  and is accessible from the configuration page. This module works with PayPal Payment Advanced Account / Payflow link Account.

Benefits

  • Accepts all major credit card payments from the customers and makes the payment process easy
  • Collects the credit card details from the customers on the (PrestaShop) website itself and processes the payment transaction through PayPal payment advanced in a secure manner
  • The module allows customers to stay on website during the entire payment transaction
  • PayPal offers fast and safe payment services at an affordable cost, benefitting merchants as well as customers

Conclusion

By implementing this PrestaShop PayPal Payment module in the eCommerce store, the website owner can offer the best payment services to his customers. It is easy to install and use this module. The module provides seamless checkout experience to the customers and also increase the product sales.

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