Payflow


Payflow is a secure, open payment gateway. Merchants can choose that PayPal host the checkout pages and manage security for sales and authorizations. Merchants who want total control over the checkout experience can host their own checkout pages and send transactions to Payflow via an API. Payflow allows merchants to choose any Internet Merchant Account to accept debit or credit card payments and connect to any major processor (see Payflow Gateway). You can also select PayPal as your credit card processor (see PayPal Payments Pro). It also lets merchants accept PayPal and PayPal Credit® (formerly Bill Me Later® ) payments. Use Payflow Gateway to process debit and credit card payments, PayPal, PayPal Credit, authorizations, captures, and credit voids.

Payflow refers to a suite of products which all share the Payflow API parameters and endpoints.

PayPal Payments Pro

Payflow Gateway

Legacy products

Website Payments Pro (DoDirectPayment API operation) **

Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition

* No longer actively marketed; now included with PayPal Payments Pro.

** No longer actively marketed; predecessor to PayPal Payments Pro.

Additional Features

Regional Differences

Credit is a regulated activity in the UK. Before integrating a PayPal Credit button, you must be authorized to act as a credit broker and have a credit agreement with PayPal. For more information, contact business customer support through paypal.com or by calling 0800 358 7929.

Supported major credit cards and currencies

The following table details the major credit cards supported and multi-currency support in direct credit card transactions (transactions that are not branded as PayPal transactions), sorted by the merchant's country.

The products listed in this table support payments with buyer credit cards issued in any country.

Country NameProduct Name(s)Major credit cardsMulti-currency Support
AustraliaWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionAmerican Express (AUD only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
CanadaPayPal Payments Pro
PayPal Payments Advanced*
Website Payments Pro**
American Express (CAD only), JCB (CAD only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
FrancePayPal Intégral Evolution4 étoiles, Carte Aurore, Carte Bancaire, Cofinoga, Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
Hong KongWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionMastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
ItalyPayPal ProCarta Aura, Mastercard, PayPal Prepaid, Postepay, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
JapanWebsite Payments PlusJCB (JPN only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY***, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
SingaporeWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionMastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
SpainPasarela IntegralMastercard, Tarjeta Aurora, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD
UKWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionDiscover, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa ElectronAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
USAPayPal Payments Pro
PayPal Payments Advanced*
Website Payments Pro**
American Express (USD only), Discover (USD only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY***, USD

* No longer actively marketed; now included with PayPal Payments Pro.

** No longer actively marketed; predecessor to PayPal Payments Pro.

*** JPY transactions have a per transaction amount limit of approximately 1,000,000 JPY.