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Set Up PayPal Advanced

For Shift4Shop's PayPal Advanced and PayPal PayFlow Link integrations, you will need to configure the following settings in both your Shift4Shop Online Store Manager and your specific interface. This guide will describe the settings needed.

Before you begin, you will need the following:

  • A valid Shift4Shop Account. (Not available for Trial/Demo accounts)

  • A PayPal Advanced (or PayPal PayFlow Link) Account with the following:

Once you have all of the above, you may proceed with the following steps:

Shift4Shop Online Store Manager Setup

  1. Log into your Shift4Shop Online Store Manager.

  2. Use the left navigation menu and go to Settings > Payment.

  3. Click on the +Add New icon at the top right of the page.

  4. Specify your Payment Method parameters as needed. (i.e., country, state, order amounts, & customer group)

  5. From the Payment Method drop-down menu, select PayPal Advanced.
    It will be grouped together near the bottom of the list under the heading "Alternative Payments"

  6. Then click Save.

Now that you have your PayPal Advanced method set up, you will enter your account information. When you set up your PayPal Advanced account, you would have been given a Merchant Login, User Name, and Password for the PayPal service. (The Partner Name is already integrated on your store)

7. Please enter the applicable information in the fields shown below:

8. Then click Save.

Settings at

The next part of the setup process involves configuring two settings on your PayPal Advanced Account. The following steps will show how to do this:

  1. Log into your account at

  2. Click on Service Settings at the top of the page.

  3. Then click on the link labeled Set Up.

  4. Under "Display Options on Payment Page" enter your secure URL in the "Enter Error URL" field.*

  5. Under the "Payment Confirmation" section, enter your secure URL the "Enter Return URL" field.*

  6. Be sure the "Return URL Method is set to "POST."

  7. Next, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page until you see a setting labeled "Enable Secure Token."

  8. Set this setting to Yes and click Save changes.

9. After saving the token setting, click on Service Settings at the top of the page again.

10. This time, click on the link labeled Customize.

11. Select Layout C then click on Save and Publish.

12. After saving the Layout selection, please go back to the Service Settings page.

13. Click on Set up once again.

14. Under "Display Options on Payment Page" remove the secure URL the the "Enter Error URL" field.*

15. Now scroll down further to the "Payment Confirmation" section and remove your secure URL the "Enter Return URL" field.*

16. Save changes.

Your PayPal Advanced Method is now set up. To ensure it is working, place a test order on your store to see the payment method in action.

The Payment Method will allow your customers to checkout using their PayPal account (similar to PayPal Express redirect) as well as entering their credit card information directly onto your page (similar to PayPal Pro).