Creating A Sandbox Account In PayPal
Before connecting VirtueMart to PayPal, make sure you have an account in PayPal. i.e. PayPal must recognize who you are. If you do not have a PayPal account, here’s how to create a Sandbox account in PayPal for testing VirtueMart’s connectivity to PayPal.
Open a Browser and in its address bar type in: http://developer.paypal.com.
The homepage of PayPal Sandbox loads as shown in Diagram 1.
Click on the Sign up Now button in order to create a new account in PayPal sandbox as shown in Diagram 2.
Fill in all the details that the Form requires as shown in Diagram 3.
NOTE: Do not use the email address or password that you use for logging into any live PayPal account.
After loading the form with all the information asked for, click on Agree and Submit.
Your PayPal Sandbox account will be created only after clicking on a confirmation link that PayPal sends to the Email ID you’ve provided at Sandbox account creation time.
On activating the account, the window as shown in diagram 4, pops up showing that the process of creating the account is complete.
In a Browser, enter the following URL in it’s address bar: http://developer.paypal.com
The PayPal Sandbox home page opens in the Browser as shown in Diagram 5.
You can access the PayPal sandbox by logging in using the Email and password you provided at account creation time as shown in Diagram 6.
When you log into the PayPal Sandbox, the PayPal, Sandbox, Test Environment, home page appears as shown in Diagram 7.
Click on the link Create a preconfigured buyer or seller account.
On clicking this link, you can create a preconfigured account for Buyer (personal) or Seller (business) account respectively.
Select the country for which you want the account to be registered as shown in Diagram 8.
Specify the Account Type and other details.
You can even leave the default values displayed as it is, if desired.
After filling all the necessary details, Click on the Create Account button.
The successful creation of the Test Account is displayed in the Browser as shown in Diagram 9.
NOTE: The Login Email, credit card, bank account numbers are generated randomly which are shown when you click on View Details.
You can simulate the live paypal.com site for the selected account by clicking the Enter Sandbox Test Site button.
In the same way one can create a Seller (business) account in the PayPal Sandbox.