PayPal Bill Me Later (CE 1.9/EE 1.14 & Later)


Set up PayPal Bill Me Later to offer your customers PayPal credit

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Note: The information in this article is based on CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 and later versions.

Overview

For US merchants, the PayPal service Bill Me Later is now a payment option in checkout. Bill Me Later offers your customers access to financing, so they can buy now and pay later, at no additional cost to you. You are not charged when customers choose Bill Me Later, and only pay your normal PayPal transaction fee.

You can also use free, ready-made banner ads and a prominent Bill Me Later button in checkout, to tell your customers while they shop that financing is available.

PayPal Bill Me Later Button
PayPal Bill Me Later Button

We estimate that offering Bill Me Later results in up to 18% more sales, about one-third of which results from the six months same-as-cash payment option (according to an August 2013 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by PayPal). You can also visit the PayPal website for more information.

Before you configure Bill Me Later in your store, make sure it is enabled in your PayPal account.

To enable Bill Me Later:

  1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
  2. In the panel on the left, under Sales, select Payment Methods.
  3. Under PayPal Express Checkout, click the Configure link, and do the following:
    1. Click to expand Required PayPal Settings.
    2. Set Enable Bill Me Later to “Yes.”
  4. Click the Save Config button.
Bill Me Later Information Link
Bill Me Later Information Link

To enable Bill Me Later banners:

  1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
  2. In the panel on the left, under Sales, select Payment Methods.
  3. Under PayPal Express Checkout, click the Configure link.
  4. Click to expand the Required PayPal Settings section. Then, click to expand the Advertise Bill Me Later section.
    Advertise Bill Me Later
    Advertise Bill Me Later
  5. Click the Get Publisher ID from PayPal button and follow the directions to get your account information. Then, enter your Publisher ID.
  6. Click to expand the Home Page section. Then, do the following:
    1. To place a banner on the page, set Display to “Yes.”
    2. Set Position to one of the following:
      • Header (center)
      • Sidebar (right)
    3. Set Size to one of the following:
      • 190 x 100
      • 234 x 60
      • 300 x 50
      • 468 x 60
      • 728 x 90
      • 800 x 66
  7. Repeat the previous step for each of the following sections:
    • Catalog Category Page
    • Catalog Product Page
    • Checkout Cart Page
  8. When complete, click the Save Config button.
Bill Me Later Banner Sizes
Bill Me Later Banner Sizes

For More Information

For more information about how to set up and use PayPal in your Magento store, see the PayPal category in the Knowledge Base.