If you’re up-to-speed on e-commerce and online store management, you’ve probably heard a lot about the collaboration between PayPal and OpenCart. But what does it mean for you? How will it make our lives easy? What’s it all about?’
Before we answer those questions, let’s take a second and tell you a bit about OpenCart.
What is OpenCart? And why are nearly one million sites using it?
OpenCart is one of the world’s leading online store management systems. It works in dozens of different languages and different currencies.
OpenCart is free and charges no fees—and those features translate to every language and work in every country. What’s more, OpenCart is simple, stable, transparent and easily customized. Further, since there are hundreds of extensions and themes, there are nearly an infinite number of ways to expand your store’s functionality.
No wonder nearly one million sites around the world rely on OpenCart.
How does the collaboration help me? And my customers?
OpenCart and PayPal have worked together to provide a customizable checkout experience. Simply put, it’s designed to help turn more of your shoppers into buyers.
With one unified integration, your customers can pay how they want with major credit and debit cards, PayPal and PayPal Credit.1 They can even use local payment options based on where they are and other factors. Now you can expand your business to 200 markets around the world in over 100 currencies — and all your payments are settled into a single account with PayPal. A one-and-done integration keeps you up to date with our latest technology. Manage risk and minimize claims with help from PayPal’s advanced fraud detection and Seller Protection on eligible purchases. Limits apply.
As important, we’ve made it easy for you to enable PayPal and customize the checkout flow to your online store’s shopping experience. Just follow these simple steps to get the latest PayPal Checkout:
1. Log in to your OpenCart admin panel.
2. Go to Extensions.
3. Select Payments from the drop-down menu.
4. Click Install (plus sign) to add PayPal Checkout
5. Once the module has been added, edit the module settings click with the pencil icon.
6. Next, click “Connect to PayPal” and follow the instructions provided by PayPal.
7. Select Enabled Status.
8. Click Save.
Benefits of this collaboration
We’ve already seen that this association makes it very convenient for customers to shop online. But what advantages are there for PayPal and OpenCart?
Since PayPal and OpenCart are both very popular platforms, it creates a synergy effect that is beneficial for everyone.
OpenCart benefits from it by providing a secure payment gateway which is now extremely easy to setup for our merchant. Hundreds of thousands of OpenCart merchants who need to find ways to accept payments from their customers can now use PayPal with simple on-boarding process. With the new integration, every shopper is able to use PayPal or their credit card to make a purchase via an OpenCart store.
Although PayPal already has over 300 million active users, with this collaboration PayPal is able to increase its presence in the small to medium size business segment, which OpenCart provides and increase its market share. By doing so, this joint effort becomes beneficial to both users and providers.
More ways PayPal can help you.
With PayPal you can do more than just accept payments. PayPal Business Loan2 provides access to capital for qualifying businesses to help you manage your business. It’s a fixed-term loan based on the full picture of your business that you automatically repay with a predictable weekly payment.
You can even check your business’s eligibility in just minutes online or over the phone. Find out more about the PayPal Business Loan here.
It’s simple. It’s convenient. It’s instant. It’s ready for you.
This collaboration between PayPal and OpenCart can be extremely beneficial to shoppers and merchants alike.
Online merchants can get a convenient payment method—with a large number of users that’s fast and simple to set up. Just set up your site using OpenCart then integrate it with PayPal Commerce Platform. Not only will the vast majority of your customers have a more convenient way to pay, it will be simple for you get access to your funds3, all settled into one account.
1 Subject to consumer credit approval.
2 The lender for PayPal Business Loan is WebBank, Member FDIC. This is an invitation to apply and not an offer or commitment to provide capital. Applicants must satisfy certain requirements to be eligible.
3 Must have a business PayPal, PayPal Cash, or PayPal Cash Plus account to maintain and use a PayPal balance.