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PayPal allows customers to make payments using a variety of methods including: PayPal balance, bank accounts, debit or credit cards, etc. As a ShopBase merchant, you can use PayPal as a payment provider for customer checkout and processing for your online store. If you already have a PayPal Business Account, kindly follow this tutorial to successfully connect it to your ShopBase store.

In this article

A. Set up PayPal Business and Sandbox Account
B. Connect PayPal payment provider using Client ID and Secret Key
C. Deactivate your PayPal account

A. Set up PayPal Business and Sandbox Account

If you already have these 2 accounts, kindly skip to section B.

If you do not have a PayPal Business account, you can sign up for a new one here.
After that, you will need to create a Sandbox account here or follow the instructions in this video.

B. Connect PayPal payment provider using Client ID and Secret Key

You will need to get the Client ID and Secret Key on your PayPal account for later steps.

Log in to PayPal Developer dashboard with your Business Account.
Select Live mode. However, if you want to use PayPal on the test mode only, you can select Sandbox and use Sandbox API credentials instead.


Click Create App.


In App Name, enter a preferred name for the app. In Sandbox Business Account, add the Sandbox Business account as created in section A. Then, click Create App. You will be directed to Client ID section and a new app will be created here.


In the new window, you will see your Client ID, and click Show to get your Secret Key.

Copy the Client ID and Secret Key to save it for later steps in ShopBase admin.

From your ShopBase admin, go to Settings > Payment provider > PayPal and click Activate with API key.


In the new page, paste your Client ID and Secret Key. Then, click Add account.


If you only want to use PayPal in test mode, please enable Test mode and use information of your Sandbox account.


Click Activate.

C. Deactivate your PayPal account

After connecting your PayPal account to the store, you can deactivate it anytime and still be able to re-activate it later with the same or different credentials.


After being connected, PayPal will be shown on your Checkout Page, please refer to this article to see additional options after activating PayPal payment gateway.
The customer’s shipping address and phone number will be prefilled with the address in their PayPal account. Customers can easily click the Change button to modify the information.

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