Paypal Sandbox and WooCommerce

Found a great, straightforward article today on setting up Paypal Sandbox Testing on a WooCommerce wordpress website.

Just a quick caveat. If you’re not in the US you’ll need to sign up for a PayPal account at


Here’s a very short list of instructions

PayPal Sandbox

  • Sign Up for a PayPal Account for your online business
  • Login in to
  • Set up a Merchant account and a Buyer account under ApplicationsSandbox Accounts


  • WooCommerce – Settings – Payment Gateways – Paypal
    • Check Enable Paypal Standard
    • Enter Your PayPal Test merchant email in the PayPal Email and Receiver Email boxes.
    • In the Gateway Testing section check Enable PayPal sandbox

That’s it you should be ready to run test transactions through your website.

Posted in wordpress, wordpress plugins
One comment on “Paypal Sandbox and WooCommerce
  1. Vix says:

    Hi I have a quick question – why can’t I see the transaction from both sides? I can only see the buyer not the merchant transaction

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