PayPal Standard is considered a legacy payment method and not recommended for use with the Volusion platform as support by PayPal has been discontinued. If you want to accept PayPal payments through your store, we highly recommend using PayPal Express instead.

⚠️ If you are receiving an email alert from PayPal to, "Please check your server that handles PayPal Instant Payment Notifications (IPN) and that the following URL is failing: https://www.volusion.com/paypal_ipn.asp", you will need to will need to change from using PayPal Standard to PayPal Express.

To ensure you are using PayPal Express you will need to click into the Settings > Payment menu, click into More Payment Options and double check that the Merchant ID is present. If the ID is not present, you will need to click the Disconnect button and reconnect your PayPal account.

For information on using the PayPal Payments Pro gateway service, please see "How to Set Up the PayPal Pro Credit Card Gateway".

For additional information on PayPal errors, see "PayPal Errors in Volusion".

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