How to use Paypal as a payment method with API based integration?

Modified on: Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 at 5:54 PM

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Configuring PayPal Express Checkout

PayPal configuration for API based integration with Chargebee

The PayPal Express Checkout gateway allows customers to make payments using their PayPal account. 

If you’re using Chargebee’s checkout pages for signup, linking your PayPal account with Chargebee under the payment gateway configuration would suffice. Our checkout pages would display the PayPal payment option on the checkout pages. Click here to know more about configuring PayPal Express checkout in your Chargebee account.

Note: Ensure that you configure the Smart Routing setting allow PayPal to be displayed on the checkout page. For this, navigate to Settings > Configure Chargebee > Payment Gateways and click on Manage Rules as in the screenshot below:

If you’re using your own checkout workflow and using the API based integration to create subscriptions in Chargebee, here's the process to be followed:

  1. Integrate your site with PayPal Express Checkout. Here’s more.

  2. Configure PayPal Express Checkout in Chargebee. Here’s more.

  3. Push information to Chargebee whenever a customer adds/updates their payment method. Push Billing Agreement id obtained from PayPal, to Chargebee. Here’s more.


Related Articles and Documentation:

- What is the billing agreement for Paypal Express Checkout 

- PayPal via Braintree

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