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How to Setup a Sandbox Account on PayPal & Configure it in Magento

Setup a Sandbox Account on PayPal & Configure it in MagentoThe Sandbox environment in PayPal is a testing environment where instead of carrying out an actual transaction, you can test the setup using a dummy transaction. Apart from processing a transaction, you can even create and manage test accounts and also view emails and API credentials for those test accounts.

This tutorial will cover two related topics on Sandbox Accounts:

  1. Setup a Sandbox Account on PayPal
  2. Configure the PayPal Account in your Magento Store

Steps to Setup a Sandbox Account

  • Go to developer.paypal.com and log in to your account. If you do not have an account yet, create one.
  • Select Test Accounts from the left side panel
  • Under the New Test Account section, create a SandBox test account by clicking Preconfigured
  • Fill up all necessary information inside the form. Make sure that the account type is set to Buyer.
  • Click the Create Account button to create this buyer test account.

Steps to Create a Business Sandbox Account

  • Go to developer.paypal.com and log in to your account. If you do not have an account yet, create one.
  • After you log in to your account, select Test Accounts and click Create Test Account link.
  • Under the New Test Account section, create a Sandbox test account by clicking Preconfigured
  • Fill up all necessary information inside the form. Make sure that the account type is Seller.
  • Click Create Account button to create this seller test account.

Configure a Sandbox Account into Your Magento Store

  • Choose the payment solution you want to set up and then click the Configure button. (Here you need to select the PayPal Payment Standard, for this statement)
  • Click Advanced Settings, under the Basic Settings – PayPal Payment Standards section
  • Set Sandbox Mode to ‘Yes
  • Click the Save Config button to save the changes made

Now after completing the above steps make sure that you run some dummy transactions in your Magento store. Test whether your PayPal setup is capturing and processing orders correctly or not.

If you are unable to setup the Sandbox account correctly on your Magento store, then either follow the above steps once again carefully or Request a Quote with us. Our Magento team of experts will assist you in setting it up and configuring the account with your Magento shopping cart.

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