StoreBot was first integrated with PayPal back in 2004. StoreBot 2007 is now
fully integrated with PayPal's new all in one payment solution using PayPal's Express
Checkout and Website Payments Pro. With StoreBot and PayPal Express Checkout you can:
- Accept credit card payments without requiring a merchant account.
(Payment transactions are free until the end of 2007.)
- Get PayPal's industry-leading security fraud-prevention systems.
- Freeware, no software license fee or one-time fee for the shopping cart
- Do-it-yourself installation with MS FrontPage. StoreBot can be hosted on most
of Windows shared servers from thousands of Web hosting providers.
- Open source code so that you can customize the code to meet your
- No dll or exe files to be installed on server. That means no expensive
dedicated server to own or rent. You can run StoreBot on most standard
shared Web server. That also means you don't have to worry about any spyware
and adware to be installed your system.
- Bottom line cost: You just pay an inexpensive shared Windows hosting
account (most shared plans cost less than $10/month) and pay a
small percentage of sales as service fee to PayPal only when you make money.
Here's how to put StoreBot and Express Checkout to work for your business.
Step 1: Set Up a Verified PayPal Business Account
Customers who don't have an existing PayPal account:
- Go to
- Click Sign Up Today.
- Set up an account for Business Owners.
- Follow the instructions on the PayPal site.
Customers who already have a Personal or Premier account:
- Go to
- Click the Upgrade your Account link.
- Click the Upgrade Now button.
- Choose to upgrade to a Business account and follow instructions to complete the
- If you haven't already, add a bank account to become a Verified member. Follow
the instructions on the PayPal site. (This process may take 2-3 business days.)
Step 2: Setup API Access
- Log in to your PayPal Business account.
- Click the Financial sub tab located in the top navigation area
- Click the API Access link under the Account Information header.
- Click the Get Started link under the Request API Credentials heading.
- Click the API signature radio button under the Credential Type heading.
- Complete the API Credential Request form by clicking the agreement checkbox and
- Write down the values listed next to API Username and Password
- Select the value listed next to Signature Hash, copy it, and save it to a file
or some other location. This is your API Signature.
- Use the values from #7 and #8 to configure the API SIGNATURE settings in the
PayPal Express Checkout module:
(Financial > Payment Gateways > PayPal Website Payments Pro).