How can I integrate with PayPal?

Integrate with PayPal

PayPal is a digital wallet that shoppers use for purchasing goods with their PayPal account online and in-store. Our Adyen integration supports PayPal and PayPal Credit.

A few things to note about the payment method:

  • SALE (default setup, meaning immediate captue) and AUTH (separate capture) flows are supported.
  • The default refund period is 180 days from the transaction date.
  • Multiple partial captures require additional implementation specifically for PayPal.

Create a Paypal business account

Before enabling PayPal on your LIVE merchant account, create a PayPal Business account.

  1. Sign up and follow the instructions on the PayPal website. We recommend using a generic company email address to ensure easy access in the future.
  2. Make sure to activate your live Business account.

Next, you must set up your live Business PayPal account:

  1. Log in here.
  2. Grant third party access on your live account.
  3. Get your PayPal Merchant ID. This ID has 13 alphanumeric characters and you can find it on your PayPal account > Name in top right > Account settings > Business information > PayPal Merchant ID.

Lastly, you must enable PayPal in your live Customer Area:

  1. Log in and navigate to your merchant account.
  2. Go to Settings > Payment methods > Request payment methods.
  3. Search for PayPal and fill in the PayPal email and PayPal Merchant ID fields.
  4. Enable the authorization & capture (AUTH) flow if you need to.
  5. Agree with the information provided and click Submit.

Tip: Check out the most common PayPal raw acquirer responses. Find a more comprehensive list on PayPal’s documentation.

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