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Virtuemart PayPal Express - Extended Version (Free)

Download Version (1.3.48)
- 25 September 2022 - Removes shortcuts from the order form for VM 4.04 and VM 4.06 as those versions do not support them.

Instructions - How to Setup and Install the Plugin

Change Log - Details of this and previous versions.

Use PayPal's Customers Shipping Address.
The store can automatically retrieve the shipping address, email address and other details from PayPal to needed to automatically fill in the order form, without the customer having to type anything. Enable shortcuts in the plugin setup to turn this feature on. For customers that are logged in to Virtuemart then the Virtuemart address can be used instead.

Buy Now Buttons
PayPal Express uses working "Checkout with PayPal" buttons above each product description, instantly take the customer directly to PayPal, bypassing the cart and the order form. Customers are then returned to the merchants website to confirm their purchases. For ordering multiple items the customer can still click "Add to Cart" and use the "Checkout with PayPal" button on the Virtuemart order form to take advantage of the faster ordering process. You can customise the product receipt page with your own text and images.

Does not require IPN's for confirmation of order.
Unlike PayPal Standard, PayPal Express updates its order status automatically on the completion of an order and does not need to wait from an IPN response from the PayPal server.

Finding your PayPal API details

Log in to PayPal.

Click on "My Account" then "Profile".

PayPal Profile

Look under the "My selling preferences" section

Click  update "API Access"

Select "Request API Credentials"

PayPal Request API Credentials

Select "Request an API Signature".

PayPal API Agreement

PayPal will then create and display an API Username, Password and Signature.

You can then cut and paste these into the shopping cart setup program.

PayPal API signature, password and username

Login in to Virtuemart and enter your PayPal API username, password and signature in to the plugin setup, then save.

Published payment methods will have a green tick next to them in Payment Method section.