Note: Red Rook does NOT support or assist with Paypal setup or troubleshooting. The following information is provided as a courtesy based on our experience. We recommend working with a certified Magento developer if you have any trouble with getting Paypal to function properly with your Magento website.


Note: If you are planning on using Paypal on your Magento website we highly recommend that you are running Magento Community 1.8.1 or Magento Enterprise 1.13 or higher. There have been a lot of bug fixes and enhancements to Paypal processing.


Paypal Credit Card Tokenization

By default Magento lacks the capability of allowing a customer to store a credit card on file when using Paypal. The following free extension adds Paypal tokenization which allows you to reused a customer's paypal payment information in the Magento Admin as well as in the front end checkout process


Paypal Pro  - Recommended version of Paypal

Version Comparison

Note: Based on your Paypal volume you may be able to talk with your Paypal representative about waiving the $30/month fee

To get the full functionality of having Paypal seamlessly integrated into Magento's shopping cart and backend admin order creation we recommend that you use Paypal Pro.


Magento Admin: System/Configuration

Sales/Payment Methods

This adds another payment method in the Magento Admin when placing a Reorder

When an order has been placed with Paypal you will see payment details like the following in the Magento Admin with the order

Paypal Settlement Reports in Magento

A PayPal settlement report lists transactions that affect settlement of funds as well as a summary of each currency held by the account, total debits and credits, and beginning and ending balances. You use it to reconcile your transactions in your merchant bank account.