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​PayPal is an online payment service that lets shoppers use their PayPal account to make online purchases. Shoppers store their credit or debit cards in their PayPal account, and then use that account to pay online and in-store.

The following table provides more details about payment types, flows, etc.

Payment type Payment flow Countries Currencies Recurring Refunds Partial refunds Separate captures Partial captures Chargebacks
PayPal Direct (Web)
Redirect (iOS, Android)
International Multiple -white_check_mark- -white_check_mark- -white_check_mark-
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1 Multiple partial captures and partial refunds require additional configuration on our end. Reach out to our Support Team for more integration details.
2 By default, payments are captured immediately after authorisation.
3 All chargebacks are handled directly via PayPal.

Before you choose the integration type

Note that our online payments PayPal solution supports two integration types depending on the channel:

  • Web

    • Direct payment flow. Recommended for new Web integrations.
    • Present a PayPal Smart Payment Button to shoppers in your payment form in all countries and web browsers supported by PayPal.
    • From Web Drop-in and Components v 3.7.0 and later, we support the following Smart Payment Buttons:
      • PayPal payment
      • PayPal Credit
    • From Web Drop-in and Components v 5.12.0 and later, we also support:
      • PayPal PayLater
  • iOS and Android

    • Redirect payment flow. Required for mobile integrations.
    • Present a PayPal payment button in your Android or iOS app for all countries and mobile browsers supported by PayPal.

We recommend that you use the latest version of the Checkout API for both web and mobile integrations.

PayPal risk data

PayPal requires marketplaces as well as merchants in specific verticals to provide information about the context of the transaction. PayPal uses this information to reduce the risk of fraudulent transactions. We support sending this risk data with Web Drop-in and Web Components integrations, in an additionalData.paypalRisk object.

If you are going to set up a Web integration, ask your PayPal account manager which paypalRisk fields, if any, you need to send.

Choose how you want to integrate