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

PayPal Payments Advanced *

Payflow Link

Payflow Pro

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

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 Name Product Name(s) Major credit cards Multi-currency Support
Australia Website Payments Pro Hosted Solution American Express (AUD only), MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TWD, USD
Canada PayPal Payments Pro
PayPal Payments Advanced*
Website Payments Pro**
MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
France PayPal Intégral Evolution MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
Hong Kong Website Payments Pro Hosted Solution MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TWD, USD
Italy PayPal Pro MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
Japan Website Payments Plus MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY***, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
Singapore Website Payments Pro Hosted Solution MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RUB, SGD, SEK, THB, TWD, USD
Spain Pasarela Integral MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD
UK Website Payments Pro Hosted Solution Discover, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
USA PayPal Payments Pro
PayPal Payments Advanced*
Website Payments Pro**
American Express (USD only), Discover (USD only), MasterCard, Visa AUD, 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.