Onboard Sellers

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Your sellers complete onboarding so they can accept PayPal payments on your platform. During onboarding, PayPal automates Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, so we vet your sellers, run identity checks, and conduct compliance checks (Office of Foreign Asset Control and Anti-Money Laundering) for you.

How it works

To onboard, your seller clicks a sign-up link on your website which redirects them to PayPal to log in to or sign up for a PayPal account and to grant you permissions to process payments on their behalf. You use the Partner Referrals API to prefill the onboarding form with data that you have previously collected about your sellers, and you can localize the form fields.

Seller experience with existing PayPal account

Seller onboarding existing account

Seller experience for new PayPal account

Seller onboarding new account

Eligibility

Eligibility depends on the type of PayPal account your merchant has and what type of payments they can process. In regard to the account types, a Casual account is a Personal PayPal account and a Business account is a Business PayPal account. In regard to the product types, Branded payments is passing EXPRESS_CHECKOUT in your features array and PPCP is passing PPCP as the feature. Express Checkout includes the debit and credit cards, PayPal, PayPal Credit, Venmo, and alternative payment methods. PPCP includes the PayPal button and advanced credit and debit cards.

Country Country Code Business Account
Branded Payments
Onboard before payment
Business Account
Branded Payments
Onboard after payment
Casual Account
Branded Payments
Onboard before payment
Casual Account
Branded Payments
Onboard after payment
Business Account
PPCP Full Stack
Onboard before payment
Casual Account
PPCP Full Stack
Onboard before payment
Business Account
PPCP Full Stack
Onboard after payment
Casual Account
PPCP Full Stack
Onboard after payment
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How do you want to integrate?

There are three options for integrating seller onboarding:

Before Payment After payment Build into software

Before Payment

Connect your sellers with PayPal before they accept PayPal payments from buyers on your platform.

After Payment

Connect your sellers to PayPal after they accept PayPal payments from buyers on your platform.

Build into software

Set up your software package to include onboarding sellers with PayPal

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