Please note, the functionality of the Adaptive Payments by PayPal add-on is included in default Multi-Vendor starting with 4.5.1. We support the add-on only till Multi-Vendor 4.4.2. The add-on is not upgraded further.
PayPal Adaptive Payments enables a customer to send a single payment directly to multiple vendors in one order. You no longer have to worry about how the money is divided between your vendors; Multi-Vendor and PayPal Adaptive Payments will do it for you.
When a customer pays for an order that consists of products from different vendors in one cart, PayPal automatically divides the money between the vendors, leaving the commission on the account of the store owner.
After the payment is made, the money is transferred to the account of the store, and then PayPal divides it between the vendors. The add-on automatically calculates the amounts of money that should be transferred to the vendors for their products in the order. It’s a must-have add-on for all store owners who have a Multi-Vendor store.
Key moments you should know
— The customer only sees you as the store owner. You allocate the payment for your commission and the actual cost of services provided by vendors and then PayPal deducts money from the customer’s account and deposits it in both your account and the vendors’ accounts.
— The customer only knows about the store owner as a primary recipient, not the vendors. The vendors only know about the primary recipient, not the customer.
— The store owner must have a PayPal Business account. To create a Business account please go to the official website and choose this type while registering.
— The payments made via PayPal Adaptive Payments must be authorized and approved by the customer. Adaptive Payments uses the web redirect approval method, in which web stores redirect the customer to PayPal.com to log in for approval.
— The maximum quantity of vendors processed by PayPal at a time is five (a limitation set by PayPal). This is why our add-on splits an order into several steps if there are more than five vendors in the order. For example, if a customer buys products from 12 vendors in one order, the payment will be automatically split into three steps, so the customer can buy anything he or she wants in one order.
How it works
After you have installed the add-on you need to choose appropriate settings. After the latest update we have added the field which allows the admin to choose where the number of the vendor's commission will be taken - Vendors commission or PayPal Commissions.
Vendors commission — If it is selected, commission will be charged in the amount that is specified in the corresponding field of the vendor.
PayPal Commissions — If it is selected, a separate field will be used to avoid confusion with standard commissions. It will be used only for the PayPal Adaptive payment method.
Then you need to create a new payment method on the payment methods list page (“Administration” → “Payment methods”).
In the “Configure” tab, the store administrator should save the data of his/her payment account: API username, API password, Signature value or Certificate filename. To create an account please go to www.paypal.com. In our User Guide it is described how to get the API username and password.
The add-on adds additional field PayPal account email on the vendor details page in the admin area to identify vendor when an order is being paid.
Also, we have added the ability to Use customer's choice of currency. If "US Dollar" is chosen and the customer pays in euros the currency will be converted automatically. If the checkbox is not selected then payment will reject and ask to pay in currency which is specified in the settings.
What the customer will see
The specific character of operation of the “PayPal Adaptive” payment gateway requires making some changes to the order payment process.
These changes are related to the fact that “PayPal Adaptive” imposes restrictions on the number of vendors in one transaction. The maximum number of vendors in an order can be set in the payment method settings (Administration - Payment methods - PayPal Adaptive)
For example if you select ‘1’ for this field, it will mean that there can be no more than 1 vendor in one transaction. That is why, if there are products of more than 1 vendor in the customer’s cart, the whole cart will be split into several cases by vendors and the whole order will be paid in several steps.
After successful payment of the first case with products the customer will be suggested to pay the rest products.
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Learn more about the add-on in the User Guide.
The add-on is compatible with Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 and up to 4.4.2. Please note, the functionality of the Adaptive Payments by PayPal add-on is included in default Multi-Vendor starting with 4.5.1. We support the add-on only till Multi-Vendor 4.4.2. The add-on is not upgraded further.
This Multi-Vendor add-on is developed and published by Simtech Development Ltd., a CS-Cart developer. You are guaranteed the ability to buy quality add-ons to support future versions.
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