Customize the Pay Later messaging layout on WooCommerce

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Promote PayPal Pay Later offers using messaging on your WooCommerce 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 in 3 instalments, which buyers in Italy can use to pay for purchases of 30€ – 2,000€ in three, interest-free payments.

Know before you begin

  • Before you begin, learn more about Pay Later offers.
  • Pay Later messaging is enabled for new merchants. If you're an existing merchant, enable the messaging.
  • You are eligible to promote Pay in 3 instalments if you are a PayPal merchant with an Italian-facing website and after making a one-time payment integration. Reference Transactions or Recurring Payment integrations are not eligible, as well as certain merchant categories (such as gambling or foreign exchange).
  • While this option provides messaging that can be displayed on your website to help promote this feature to your customers, no additional content, wording, marketing, or other materials should be created by you to encourage use of this product.

WooCommerce PayPal Payments

Before you can install WooCommerce PayPal Payments, install the following:

  • WordPress version 5.3 or higher.
  • WooCommerce version 3.9 or higher. Activate WooCommerce after the installation.
  • PHP version 7.1 or higher.

Install WooCommerce PayPal Payments

  1. Log in to your WordPress installation.
  2. Select Plugins > Add new.
  3. Search for the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin.
  4. Select Install Now and wait until the plugin is installed successfully.
  5. You can activate the plugin by selecting Activate now on the success page. If you want to activate it later, select Plugins > Installed Plugins.

Set up WooCommerce PayPal Payments

Complete the following steps to connect the plugin to your PayPal account.

  1. Log in to your WooCommerce admin panel.
  2. Select WooCommerce > Settings.
  3. Select the Payments tab.
  4. Select Set Up, or Manage if it’s already active, next to PayPal.
  5. Choose whether to accept Credit Cards by checking the Securely accept all major credit & debit cards on the strength of the PayPal network box.
  6. If selected, choose between Standard Card Processing or Advanced Card Processing.
  7. Select the Activate PayPal button.
  8. Follow the prompts to connect your existing PayPal account or create a new account.

Update the plugin

  1. Log in to the WooCommerce admin panel.
  2. On the left side of the page, select Plugins.
  3. Select update now.

Activate Pay Later Buttons

After you set up WooCommerce PayPal Payments, you can add a Pay Later button on the following pages:

  • Checkout
  • Product pages
  • Shopping cart
  1. In the WooCommerce admin panel, select the Payments tab.
  2. Select Manage next to your module.
  3. Select the Pay Later tab.
  4. Navigate to Pay Later Button.
  5. Select the checkbox next to Enable/Disable.
  6. Select the locations where Pay Later buttons should appear.
  7. Select Save Changes.

Customize the messaging layout

After you set up WooCommerce PayPal Payments, you can customize the messaging layout at the following locations:

  • Checkout
  • Product pages
  • Shopping cart

Checkout Messaging

  1. In the WooCommerce admin panel, select the Payments tab.
  2. Select Manage next to your module.
  3. Select the Pay Later tab.
  4. Navigate to Pay Later Messaging.
  5. Check the Enable/Disable checkbox.
  6. In the Pay Later Messaging Locations box, select the locations to show Pay Later Messaging: Single Product, Cart, or Checkout.
  7. You may customize the layout, logo, logo position, and text color at all locations, or check the Customize Messaging Per Location checkbox to customize in a specific location.
  8. Select Save Changes.

See also

See the WooCommerce documentation page for WooCommerce PayPal Payments to learn more about WooCommerce PayPal Payments.

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