Paddle Billing


Accept payments using PayPal. No configuration or PayPal account required.

PayPal is a digital wallet that lets customers pay for things online without having to enter card or bank details every time.

More than 400 million people use PayPal. It's especially popular in the United States, Germany, and the UK.

You don't need to set up a PayPal account to accept payments with PayPal through Paddle.

Key features

CurrenciesAll, except ARS, COP, INR, KRW, TRY, TWD, UAH, ZAR
One-time items

How it works

  1. Illustration showing an overlay checkout with a card payment form. The checkout is off-center, focused on the payment form only. There is a button that says 'PayPal' at the top.

    Customer chooses PayPal

    Turn on PayPal in a couple of clicks in your Paddle Dashboard. Paddle automatically presents PayPal as a payment method for customers paying in a supported country and currency.

  2. Illustration showing a PayPal login screen. It shows the $29 at the top, followed by the PayPal logo, then a log in button.

    Customer signs in to PayPal

    Paddle Checkout presents a PayPal login screen. Customers sign in to their account, or they can create a new one.

  3. Illustration showing a PayPal payment confirmation screen. The PayPal logo is at the top, followed by gray blocks indicating payment methods. There are radio buttons next to payment methods and one is selected. At the bottom, there is a blue Continue button.

    Customer selects payment method

    Once logged in, customers choose a saved payment method that they'd like to use to pay. PayPal supports cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods.


    Customers can choose to pay with their PayPal balance, but must also select a backup payment method.

  4. Illustration showing a Paddle Checkout success screen. It has a large green checkmark.

    Payment complete!

    PayPal processes payment. If successful, Paddle Checkout shows a success screen or enters your success workflow.

Accept PayPal

  1. Go to Paddle > Checkout > Checkout settings.

  2. On the General tab, Check PayPal.

  3. Click Save to apply.

Illustration showing the payment method checkboxes in the checkout settings screen in the Paddle web app.

Test PayPal

You can test PayPal using your Paddle sandbox account.

  1. Turn on PayPal for your Paddle account.

  2. Sign up for a PayPal sandbox account. This is separate from your Paddle sandbox account.

  3. Open a checkout and choose PayPal as the payment method.

  4. Log in to your PayPal sandbox account and complete purchase.

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