Enable Pay Later messaging on OpenCart


Promote PayPal Pay Later offers using messaging and buttons on your OpenCart store.

PayPal offers short-term, interest-free payments and other special financing options that buyers can use to buy now and pay later. You get paid up-front, and there are no additional costs.

Pay Later messaging include Pay in 4X, which eligible French buyers can use to pay for purchases of 50€ to 2,000€ in four payments.

Know before you begin

  • Before you begin, learn more about Pay Later offers.
  • Pay Later messaging is enabled for new OpenCart merchants. Existing merchants need to manually enable the messaging.
  • You are eligible to promote Pay in 4X if you are a France-based PayPal merchant with a France-facing website and a one-time payment integration. Reference Transaction or Recurring Payment integrations are not eligible, as well as certain merchant categories (such as digital goods or non-physical goods).
    Please note that while messaging can be displayed on your website to help promote Pay Later offers to your customers, no additional content, wording, marketing, or other material should be created by you to encourage use of this product. PayPal reserves the right to take action in accordance with the User Agreement.

Enable PayPal Commerce Platform for OpenCart

PayPal Commerce Platform for OpenCart has two extensions:

  • PayPal Commerce Platform - Payment extension to enable Pay Later messaging on the checkout pages
  • PayPal Smart Button - Module to enable Pay Later messaging on the product page and cart

The following OpenCart versions Pay Later is supported for the following OpenCart versions:

  • 3.x or higher
  • 2.3.x
  • 2.0.x-2.2.x

Install PayPal Commerce Platform (PPCP) for OpenCart

  1. Download the latest module version from the OpenCart Marketplace.
  2. Log in to the OpenCart admin panel.
  3. Select Extensions > Installer.
  4. Upload the zip file with the payment module under Upload your extensions.
  5. Go to Extensions > Payments > PayPal Commerce Platform.
  6. Select the green button with the plus icon to Install.
  7. Select Edit to set up the payment method.

Set up PPCP payment method

  1. Log in to the OpenCart admin panel.
  2. Go to Extension > Payments > PayPal Commerce Platform.
  3. Select the blue button on the right to edit.
  4. Set the Environment to Production.
  5. Select Connect to PayPal and follow the PayPal onboarding process.
  6. Set Status to Enabled.
  7. Save the credentials that appear after the account connects to PayPal. These credentials should be kept private.

Set up PayPal Smart Button module

This extra module comes together with the PCP Payment method to add support for smart buttons and Pay Later messaging to the product page and cart page.

  1. Log in to the OpenCart admin panel.
  2. Go to Extension > Modules > PayPal Smart Button.
  3. Select the green button to install the module.
  4. Select the blue button with the pen icon to edit.
  5. Set Status to Enabled and select the blue button with the save icon to save.

Activate and customize the Pay Later messaging layout

Pay Later messaging can be activated on the following pages:

  • Checkout
  • Product pages
  • Cart

Customize the Checkout messaging layout

  1. In the OpenCart admin panel, go to Extensions > Payments > PayPal Commerce Platform and select Edit.
  2. Locate the Pay Later Message field and select Enabled.
    Example
  3. Open the Pay Later Message tab to customize the messaging layout.
    Example

Customize the Product and Cart pages messaging layout

  1. In the OpenCart admin panel, to go Extensions > Modules > PayPal Smart Button and select Edit.
  2. Locate the Pay Later Message field under both page tabs and select Enabled.
  3. Customize the messaging layout and save.

See also

Learn about OpenCart's PayPal integration

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