Mercado Pago Module (Prestashop 1.6.x - 1.7.x)


The module of Mercado Pago to Prestahop is integrated with the features and payment solutions:

Basic Checkout Custom Checkout
Payment with Credit Card
Paid with other payment methods
Split payments (Two cards)
One Click Pay (Customers and Cards)
Refunds of Payments
Order update via Cron
Customizable success page
Installments calculator
Installments shipment calculator


Versions Supported Prestashop 1.6.x - 1.7.x
Environment LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) ó LNMP stack
Operating System Linux x86, Windows x86-64
Web Server Apache 2.x, Nginx 1.7.x
PHP Versions PHP 5.6, 5.5 y 5.4
DataBase MySQL 5.6 (Oracle or Percona)
Extension Dependencies PDO_MySQL, simplexml, mcrypt, hash, GD, DOM, iconv, curl, SOAP (for Webservices API)
Additional Settings safe_mode off * memory_limit maior que 256MB (512MB é o recomendado)
SSL It is a requirement that you have an SSL certificate, During testing in Sandbox you will be able to run at http.

It is a requirement that you have a SSL certificate, and the payment form to be provided under an HTTPS page. During the sandbox mode tests, you can operate over HTTP, but for homologation you'll need to acquire the certificate in case you don't have it.


Plugin Version Status Available Versions
v1.6.x Stable (Current Version) Prestashop v1.6.x
v1.7.x Stable (Current Version) Prestashop v1.7.x


  1. Download the file in our Github repository according to the version of Prestashop you use.


Mercado Pago Module for Prestashop 1.6. Mercado Pago Module for Prestashop 1.7.

  1. Access the Prestashop administrative panel in IMPROVEMENTS -> Modules -> Modules and Services, click on the button Send a Module and select the file downloaded previously.

  2. Very good! Mercado Pago module was installed successfully.

installing the Mercado Pago in Prestashop


  1. After the module installation, go to IMPROVEMENTS -> Modules -> Modules and Services and click Configure in the Mercado Pago Plugin.

  2. On the screen BASIC SETTINGS you will be asked for the Client ID and Client Secret. These are the credentials of your Mercado Pago account and can be obtained through the following link: Get your credentials.

Configuring client id and client secret in Prestashop

There are two types of credentials:

  • Sandbox mode: These credentials are used for the tests.
  • Production mode: These credentials are used for purchases in production.
  1. Now on the screen PAYMENT SETTINGS keep Checkout Standard as active to use the Redirected Checkout of Mercado Pago.

Payments settings redirected checkout

  1. In PAYMENT METHOD you can enable the payment methods with which you will work:

Enabling payment methods in prestashop

  1. Well done! You have enabled payments via Checkout Standard (redirected)!

Mercado Envíos Configuration

IMPORTANT: Mercado Envíos works with the Standard Checkout (redirected). When using it the other means of payment will be disabled.

  1. First, you need enable Mercado Envíos in your account.


  • Your Mercado Pago account needs to be of the Seller type. The submitted product must have its dimensions (width, height, length and weight) properly configured and within the rules and limits supported by the specified country.
  1. To enable the module, simply activate it by accessing the Prestashopp administrative panel in IMPROVEMENTS -> Modules -> Modules and Services and clicking Configure in the Mercado Pago module:

  2. In Mercado Envíos it is possible to configure a text to be displayed in the delivery through the field Custom text to use with delivery. To activate, mark the field Enable Mercado Envíos as YES.

Activating Mercado Envios in Prestashop

  1. Very good! Now you can offer Mercado Envíos as a means of transportation for your customers!


Your store will automatically synchronize with Mercado Pago. The notification URL will be sent in each payment.


Follow the same steps you did to install the module.

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