Updated on Dec 10, 2015
Zen Cart comes fresh out of the install with 10 payment modules you can configure for your store. In this tutorial we will show you how to activate and configure the most used payment modules.
To access the payment modules you will need to login to your Zen Cart admin dashboard and navigate to the Modules>Payment section from the main admin panel.
On this page you will see the available Payment Modules. Let us select the Cash on Delivery module by clicking on the info/play icon and then hitting the install button.
You will see that the Status light of the module has changed from red to green after we hit the install button. This means that the module is now active and can be used by your customers in product orders. If you wish to configure the module to be available only for specific zone you can do so in the newly shown options on the right.
You need to hit the update button when you are done to apply the changes.
A one of the most trusted payment methods, PayPal support should be one of your first priorities when configuring the Payment Gateways of your Zen Cart Store. To connect PayPal with your Store you will need a PayPal Account. If you don’t have an existing account you will need to visit PayPal and open a business account. If you already have a Personal account you will need to upgrade your account to a business plan by selecting the Upgrade your Account link from within your account. You will also need to have a bank account added and verified in your account which may take up to 2-3 business days to process.
Now you will need to configure the API Access for your account. Login in your PayPal account and access the Profile tab from the top navigation area. Click on the API Access option to proceed and then hit the View API Signature link which should be located under the Setting up PayPal API Credentials and Permissions section. Now you will be able to Request API signature and you will be presented with PayPal’s terms and conditions for this operation. If you agree with these terms click the Agree & Submit button and you will be presented with the API Username and Password, and an API Signature.
Now let us return to Zen Cart where you will need to access the Modules>Payment section, click on the info/play icon for the PayPal Express Checkout module and then hit the install button.
Now you will be presented with a lot of options ready to be configured. Note that most of the options are pre-defined and you can only add the API Signature details to complete the activation of this module. Here are all of the settings:
When you are done configuring this module, click on the update button to save the changes.
Congratulations, you have enabled PayPal Express Checkout for the customers on your Zen Cart based Store.