Connecting PayPal as a Payment Provider

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As of March 7 2022, Wix no longer supports PayPal payments for any businesses, both new and existing, based in Russia.
A PayPal business account is a great alternative to opening a credit card merchant account. Using PayPal you can accept PayPal payments, credit cards and debit cards. Customers are directed to PayPal when making the payment.
General Information

Supported countries
Over 200 countries. For more information, visit PayPal
Accepted currencies
CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AUD, NZD, CHF, HKD, SGD, SEK, DKK, PLN, NOK, HUF, CZK, ILS, MXN, BRL (for Brazil only), MYR (for Malaysia only), PHP, TWD, THB and USD
Transaction fees
Vary by location. 
Contact PayPal for more information.
Payment methods available with Smart buttons
  • PayPal Checkout
  • Pay Later (BNPL)
  • PayPal Credit
  • Venmo
Account activation time
Managing your account
For information on receiving payouts, refunding customers and more, contact PayPal
In this article, learn about:

Connecting PayPal

If PayPal is available in your region and you choose to connect it, you can either connect an existing PayPal business account or create a new one. 

To connect PayPal:

  1. Go to Accept Payments in your site's dashboard.
    Tip: Check your business location at the top right. If incorrect, click the drop-down menu to change it.
  2. Click Connect next to PayPal.
PayPal connect button,
  1. Depending on whether you have a PayPal business account or need to create a new one, follow the steps:

Accepting recurring payments

Apps such as Wix Video and Pricing Plans allow you to receive recurring payments for services that renew using PayPal. In order to receive recurring payments you must first complete the set-up process by connecting your PayPal account using the steps above. 
Depending on whether you have a new or existing PayPal business account, follow the steps below to activate recurring payments.

Accepting Venmo payments

Before you begin:
  • Venmo is currently available to select US users only.
  • At present, Venmo is unavailable for customers using IOS devices.
Venmo is a mobile payment app operated by PayPal. If you've connected PayPal as a payment provider, Venmo is already enabled for your store. No extra steps are needed in order to make this button available. 
Customers who have the Venmo app installed on their phone can see this option in your checkout page. Clicking the button redirects them to the app where they can securely complete the payment.  
venmo payment,

Using PayPal smart buttons

PayPal decides which buttons (up to 2) are displayed, based on your customers' location. By clicking More Payment Options, your customers can view the payment methods available to them. These can be:
  • PayPal Checkout: Regular payment
  • Venmo: Venmo payments
  • PayPal Credit: Payment with special financing. PayPal Credit is subject to consumer credit approval
  • Pay Later (BNPL): Multiple, interest-free payments
PayPal checkout buttons,


Click a question below to learn more about accepting payments.
Did you know?:
You can directly accept payments through your site when you connect Wix Payments.

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