1. Go to Settings > General and click the "Application Status" switch to disable the OCU app. Select the "Soft Disable" option which allows any customers currently checking out on OCU 10 minutes to complete their orders. Your OCU app will become fully disabled after the 10 minutes has elapsed.

If your OCU app is already disabled, disregard this step.

2. Once the app has been fully disabled, go to Settings > Payments > PayPal Processor within the OCU app:

3. Click the Switcher so that the PayPal Processor is in a disabled state as shown below:

4. Click on the Processor dropdown menu and select "PayPal Express Checkout" from the menu:

5. Once PayPal Express Checkout is selected for your PayPal processor, follow the steps in this help article to get your PayPal API credentials that you'll need to connect the integration:

Connecting PayPal Express Checkout

*Important: As noted in the help article above, your PayPal account must have Reference Transactions enabled for it to use the PayPal Express Checkout integration for OCU.

6. Any new merchant using the OCU app in EMEA Region will be required to have the FraudNet data activated in order to have Reference Transactions enabled for their account.

If your PayPal account is based in the EMEA Region, you should now qualify for Reference Transactions to be enabled for your account simply by emailing or calling your PayPal Account Manager or PayPal Customer Service in your region.

Request the FraudNet web source ID to your PayPal Account Manager or PayPal Customer Service. The account manager or customer service representative will then open a request ticket to activate the Reference Transactions services on your account and at the same time, will be able to provide you with the FraudNet web source unique ID.

You will then have to activate your FraudNet ID within the OCU app by pasting it into the "Source Website Identifier" field and then clicking the switcher to Enable FraudNet Protection:

7. Once you've filled out the required fields, click the Processor switcher once again to enable the PayPal Express Checkout integration for your OCU app:

8. Your PayPal account is now connected to the OCU app using the PayPal Express Checkout integration!

Once connected successfully, you can then re-enable your OCU app on your store by going to Settings > General and clicking the "Application Status" switch to enable the app.

When connecting any new payment processor to OCU, we always recommend running a live test order to ensure everything processes correctly.

Did this answer your question?