All the information about the flow of payments from buyers to the store administrator through PayPal for Marketplaces payments is available for review in the Payment transactions section (Orders -> Payment transactions) of the Admin area:


For example, a store has an Order DST-based commission rate of 10% (DST = discounted subtotal). The Order shipping cost based commission rate is not applied because the store is set to operate in the “Warehouse” multivendor mode:


Let’s assume that this store received an order paid for through PayPal for Marketplace payments. The order number is #0024. The respective payment transaction for the amount of $672.35 will be registered in the Payment transactions section (Orders > Payment transactions):


This transaction shows that the store has received the money for the order from the buyer. Based on the transaction status, we see that the transaction was completed successfully.

Now let’s have a look at the order details. The order contains two products. One of the products - “Apple iPhone 6S” priced at $650.00 - is owned by the store administrator. The other one - ”A PayPal product” priced at $10 - belongs to one of the vendors (UK Vendor Ltd).


A store admin needs to make sure that the vendor who provided the product ”A PayPal product” has received their earnings from this order automatically through PayPal for Marketplace payments.

You can check this info in the Vendor transactions section (Orders > Vendor transactions).

In the Vendor transactions section, we see two transactions on Order #00024:

  • (Auto) Order paid – Vendor earnings: $9.00;


  • (Auto PayPal) PayPal for Marketplaces: Commission paid – Paid to vendor: $9.00


The first transaction - “(Auto) Order paid – Vendor earnings: $9.00” - means that one or more products owned by a vendor were purchased, and the store administrator now owes money to the vendor. The amount of $9.00 results from subtracting the 10% Order DST-based commission ($1) from the vendor’s share of the order discounted subtotal ($10).

The second transaction - “(Auto PayPal) PayPal for Marketplaces: Commission paid – Paid to vendor: $9.00” - means that the amount of $9 was automatically transferred to the PayPal account of the vendor, leaving the store administrator with a little less than $1 earnings from this sale in his PayPal account.

We say “a little less than $1” because, in reality, it is going to be one dollar minus the commission PayPal has charged for their service.

So, everything is fine: the vendor has received their earnings, and the store admin has received his commission. Both transactions were completed automatically.

In case a vendor doesn’t have a PayPal Business account registered in the Financial info section, the store admin will have to find a way to pay out the money they owe to such vendors (with methods outside X-Cart), after which the information about the respective payout transactions will have to be added in X-Cart manually using the Create transaction button in the Vendor transactions section (Orders > Vendor transactions):


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