Many merchants wish to offer their shoppers the ability to pay seamlessly via PayPal, one of the most common payment methods. BlueSnap makes it easy to accept PayPal by connecting your PayPal and BlueSnap accounts. This is available for any BlueSnap solution, whether Hosted or an API.

To offer PayPal as a payment option for your shoppers, you must have a PayPal Business or Premier account. If you do not yet have a PayPal account, you can sign up for one on the PayPal website.


  • If you are using BuyNow Hosted Checkout page, please note that PayPal will not be available for affiliates or cross-merchant sales, contracts that include royalties, or CD on Demand orders.

  • PayPal is not supported when using a checkout page that is embedded in an iframe.

  • The total order value must be greater than zero. Therefore, 100 percent coupons are not supported.

  • Only one coupon per order is allowed.



These are some of the great features available when you offer PayPal:

You can accept payments in several currencies by syncing your PayPal currency balances. We currently support the following currencies for PayPal: AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, MXN, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TWD, and USD.

Payout to your PayPal account
PayPal funds will be directly transferred to your PayPal Account. To avoid any double charging, BlueSnap will reduce from its own transaction charges, the standard transaction fees charged on your sales by PayPal.

Frictionless checkout with automatically populated shopper details
Shoppers already keep their details updated in PayPal, so there is no need to make them re-enter the information during checkout. You can reduce friction by simply retrieving shopper details from PayPal and pre-filling the checkout page.
See Retrieving shopper details from PayPal

Use BlueSnap's award-winning subscription engine with PayPal, as well as credit cards, to create flexible billing options to offer to your shoppers.
See Enabling subscriptions with PayPal

PayPal Setup Steps

Get started by connecting your PayPal account with BlueSnap. For instructions, see: Connecting PayPal and BlueSnap.

If you are using a BuyNow Hosted solution: Once you finish connecting your account, PayPal is will available as a payment method on your checkout pages. If you would like to also enable PayPal for subscriptions, see Enabling subscriptions with PayPal. If you would like to enable frictionless checkout by pulling the shopper details from PayPal, see Retrieving shopper details from PayPal.

If you are using an API solution: Complete your integration by using our built-in API support for the PayPal payment method, with dedicated API calls and resources for PayPal transactions. Complete technical details are available here: