Welcome to the IBM Websphere Commerce Hub

Welcome to the IBM Websphere Commerce Hub

Come join me in my journey to explore the various features and capabilities of IBM Websphere Commerce and understand how retailers can benefit from its really cool out-of-box functionality.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paypal Integration with WCS 6.0

PayPal is one of the most well-known worldwide payment service providers. The flow for PayPal is different from traditional payment gateways, such as Visanet®. During shopping, an online store redirects the shopper to the PayPal web site to process the payment. PayPal Express Checkout is PayPal's premier checkout solution, which streamlines the checkout process for buyers and keeps them on the merchant's site after making a purchase.

The Express Checkout button gives buyers another way to pay, and it complements merchant’s existing payment solution. Online shoppers appreciate the convenience and security of PayPal, where they can pay with their PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card.

Key Features of Express Checkout

Express Checkout is a fast, easy way for buyers to pay with PayPal. Express Checkout eliminates one of the major causes of checkout abandonment by giving buyers all the transaction details at once, including order details, shipping options, insurance choices, and tax totals.
Studies show that adding the Express Checkout button to your website can increase your sales up to 18 percent.

For more details , refer PayPal Express Checkout Integration Guide

PayPal Plug-in for Websphere Commerce

IBM WebSphere Version 6.0 Plugin
The plug-in supports Express Checkout web flows and APIs. The plug-in has been developed by PayPal in collaboration with IBM's Commerce architects using WebSphere Commerce's payment plug-in API.

It supports:
  • SALE, AUTH, and ORDER transaction types
  • Multiple auth and captures - useful for orders that have multiple shipping addresses or associated back orders
  • Refund transactions
  •  All PayPal supported currencies.
The plug-in can be downloaded from the PayPal Integration Center using the link 

The integration steps can be found inside the downloadable itself.

PayPal Checkout Flow

Typical order flow for WebSphere Commerce

As shown in figure below, a typical order flow for a shopper is:
1. Checks out from the shopping cart page.
2. Provides shipping and billing address information
3. Chooses the Shipping Method
4. Reviews the order, chooses the payment method and pays for it.
5. Receives an order confirmation.

PayPal order flow with WebSphere Commerce

In an Express Checkout flow, a buyer still checks out at the beginning of the flow. However, after the buyer chooses the PayPal payment method, the buyer is re-directed to the PayPal web site for authentication. After that, the buyer is re-directed back to the WebSphere Commerce store to finish the left order flows.

In the Express Checkout flow, the shopper:
1. Checks out from the shopping cart page.
2. Provides shipping and billing address information
3. Chooses the Shipping Method
4. Reviews the order , chooses the PayPal as the payment method
5. Logs into PayPal to authenticate his or her identity.
6. Reviews the transaction on PayPal.
7. Confirms the order and pays from the site.

Figure below shows the Express Checkout flow:




Related Posts:
PayPal Integration with Websphere Commerce 7

No comments:

Post a Comment