Authorizing PayPal inside Wicked Reports requires an API Signature.  You can watch this video explaining the process or see the steps below:

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Note: Authorizing PayPal is a crucial step in attributing PayPal sales inside Wicked Reports but is not the only requirement.  You must still collect orders from your own order forms.  It's important that our Wicked Tracking Code is still on the order form where the customer makes a purchase.  If you use the PayPal Order Forms, we'll be pulling in your orders but they will likely NOT have any "Last Click" attribution as we won't know where the customer click came from.


To create an API signature, complete these steps:

  1. For live credentials, log in to your PayPal business account at www.paypal.com. For test credentials, log in to the PayPal Sandbox at www.sandbox.paypal.com using a Sandbox business test account.

  2. Click the profile icon (  ) on the top right side of the page. From the Business Profile menu, select Profile and Settings.


  3. From the left menu, click My Selling tools.


  4. In the Selling online section, click the Update link for the API access item.


  5. In the NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic) section, click "Manage API credentials"


  6. To generate the API signature, click Request API Credentials on the API Access page.

    Click Request API Credentials



    Note: If you've already generated an API signature, a View API Signature link is displayed on the API Access page. If you need to generate a new API signature, you first need to delete the existing API signature. If the existing API signature is not being used by your live application, click the View API Signature link, and then click the Remove button to delete the existing signature.



     

  7. Select "Request API Signature" and click the "Agree and Submit" button

  8. The figure below shows this page with an example API signature credential.

    Signature API credential set

  9. In "Date to Start Order Import From" on the Authorization page in Wicked Reports, select the earliest order date in your PayPal Account.  This will be the date we begin importing your orders from



Reminder: Authorizing PayPal is a crucial step in attributing PayPal sales inside Wicked Reports but is not the only requirement.  You must still collect orders from your own order forms.  It's important that our Wicked Tracking Code is still on the order form where the customer makes a purchase.  If you use the PayPal Order Forms, we'll be pulling in your orders but they will likely NOT have any "Last Click" attribution as we won't know where the customer click came from.