PayPal Here integrates PayPal payment processing with merchant applications and Point of Sale systems so a merchant can receive card swipe, key entry, EMV, and contactless payments from debit and credit cards. This is a one-time flow that, once completed, will allow merchants to use your app to process transactions.
Note: Before a merchant can accept credit card payments via applications, they must have a PayPal Here-enabled account. If they are not already in possession of a PayPal Business account, they will be redirected through the sign-up process to obtain one automatically. For more information, see Registering for a PayPal Here Account.
PayPal Here Onboarding Process
The PayPal Here merchant onboarding process includes these steps:
- Gather permission to process transactions on the merchant's behalf.
- Perform a status check to ensure that the merchant's account is ready to process PayPal Here transactions.
- Send the merchant through the registration process if they fail the status check.
In order to make the PayPal Here sign-up process as streamlined as possible, follow these best practices:
- If the merchant has not set up any credit card processing relationships, messaging, or promotions on their main site, prompt them to do so with PayPal.
- After the merchant is connected, display the merchant's account email address and status to indicate which account is being used.
- Set up a back office system.
- Use the following terminology when referring to PayPal products:
- PayPal Card Processing
- PayPal Here Account
Partner back-office system
Provide a browser-based or app-based back office. This service will allow merchants to:
- Manage settings
- View a history of their transactions
- Run reports
- Similar back-end, non-customer-facing tasks
In your back office system, you should:
Dedicate a page to credit card and payment processing.
Feature the PayPal logo at the top of the page.
Provide a button that initiates the PayPal Here onboarding process.
Give your merchant a way to remove PayPal linking.
Note: If the merchant removes PayPal linking, you must delete their associated refresh tokens and access tokens.