You can process payments in WooCommerce with PayPal using only the account email. However, in order to refund payments from within WooCommerce you must enter your PayPal API credentials.
Here are the steps for doing that:
- Login to PayPal
- Go to Profile > Profile and Settings
- Click My Selling Tools
- Go to API Access
- Select NVP/SOAP API integration
- Click to view API Username, Password and Signature
- Add information into WooCommerce PayPal settings
I find it much easier to refund payment directly from within WooCommerce and not need to login to PayPal to refund manually in addition to from within WooCommerce as well.
4 thoughts on “Getting PayPal API Credentials for WooCommerce Refunds”
Thank you! This helped me big-time!
Thanks for the info Zac. Just wondering, what about the certificate you can download when API access is created with your paypal account. How do you set it up in the Woocommerce config?
There is a setting in the WooCommerce Settings area to add this 🙂
Hey Zac, thanks for the fast reply. It keeps me puzzled. For the API credentials no problem, I know where to put it. But nothing for integrating the certificate you can download from Paypal.