Payments REST API

Use the Payments REST API to easily and securely accept online and mobile payments. You can enable customers to make PayPal payments with only a few clicks, depending on the country.

Important: The use of the PayPal REST /payments APIs to accept credit card payments is restricted. Instead, you can accept credit card payments with Braintree Direct.

You can accept an immediate payment or authorize a payment and capture it later. You can show details for completed payments, refunds, and authorizations. You can make full or partial refunds. You also can void or re-authorize authorizations.

Additionally, you can use the Payouts REST API to make and manage payouts, which are payments to multiple PayPal accounts. Payouts are a fast, convenient way to send commissions, rebates, rewards, and general disbursements.

A billing agreement is a contract based on a plan to send payments from a payer to a payee or facilitator. A billing plan defines the number of payments, the frequency of payments, and other payment details. You use the Billing Plans REST API to create and activate a billing plan. You do this one time. Then, you use the Billing Agreements REST API to create a billing agreement that you base off that plan. You use a billing agreement to create subscriptions for customers, or automated recurring payments at regularly scheduled intervals.

If you are a PayPal partner, you must use a build notation (BN) code in the PayPal-Partner-Attribution-Id header in your calls to receive revenue attribution. To learn more, contact your partner manager or visit the PayPal Partner Portal.

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