Set up PayPal via Braintree


Pro Tip

To accept PayPal in your Multi-Currency checkout, create sub-accounts in your Braintree account for the different currencies and connect them to Bold Checkout.


Braintree Payments is a PayPal service; it supports PayPal as well as credit card payments. To accept PayPal, you must have a PayPal Business Account.

To set up PayPal through Braintree in Bold Checkout, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a Braintree Payments Production (not Sandbox) account.

    Note: It's essential to make sure you set your currency the same for each of your accounts.

    Select Sign Up

  2. Log into your Braintree Payments Account.

    Log Into Braintree

  3. Copy and paste the "Merchant ID", "Public Key", and "Private Key" into a notepad.

    Note: These screenshots were taken from a development environment. Some of the verbiage may differ from a production account.

    Copy Merchant Keys

  4. Select the account icon in the top right corner.

    Select Account Icon

  5. Select My User.

    Select My User

  6. Select View Authorizations.

    Select View Authorizations

  7. Select Generate New Tokenization Key, then copy and paste the generated code into a notepad.

    Select Generate New Tokenization Key

  8. Select Business.

    Select Business

  9. Select New Merchant Account.

    Select New Merchant Account

  10. Name your Merchant Account ID, choose the currency you want to use with this account and select Save.

    Enter Merchant Account Details

  11. Copy and paste the generated "Merchant Account ID" into a notepad.

    Copy Merchant Account ID

  12. From BigCommerce's admin, select Apps.

    Select Apps

  13. Select Bold Checkout.

    Select Bold Checkout

  14. Select Payment Options, then Payment Gateways.

    Select Payment Options, then Payment Gateways

  15. Next to "Braintree Credit Card" or "Braintree PayPal", select Connect Gateway.

    Select Connect to Braintree

  16. Copy and paste the information, from your notepad, into the appropriate fields and select OK.

    Enter Gateway Properties/Select OK

Note: If you're using PayPal, Enable it in Braintree.

When logged into the Braintree Dashboard go to Settings > Processing. Scroll down to Accept Paypal and select Edit. On the following page, you can add your store's Privacy Policy & Terms of Service link and select Update once you're finished. Now a PayPal option should appear on your store's checkout. When existing subscribers go to update their payment info, they will be directed to update the info directly in PayPal.

Once Braintree and PayPal Business is set up, it may be up to two days before PayPal will approve the link between Braintree and PayPal.

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