PayPal credit card payment settings


What is PayPal? 

PayPal setup is a simple way to set up a credit card payment option for customers to make purchases. Merchants can conveniently apply for a PayPal account and set up PayPal as a payment method for their store.

Before you set up PayPal as a payment method, please note:

  1. Transaction fees for PayPal accounts in Singapore:  3.9% + SGD 0.50 per successful transaction.
    *Rates may change. For up-to-date information on transactions fees, please visit:
  2. PayPal payout will take 5-6 business days. Kindly refer to Paypal official website for more information:

What cards can I use with PayPal?

Cards from the following providers are supported for use with PayPal: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

PayPal Express settings

Step 1: Set up a PayPal Business account

Go to the PayPal registration page:

Click [Business Account] > [Next].


Enter your business information, then click [Next].  


Enter your email address, then click [Continue].


Choose a password. After you have read and understood the terms and conditions, check off the second box then click [Continue].  


Enter your business and contact information, then click [Agree and Create Account].



Select your business type. Fill in the required information, then  click [Continue].

Please note: The required information is different for each business type.  


Fill in all your personal information then click [Submit].



Step 2: Confirm your email

Check the inbox of your register email address for a message with the subject: "Welcome to PayPal! Activate your account now!". Open the email and then click on [Confirm My Email].


Enter your password then click [Confirm Email Address].


Step 3: Get API Credentials

Go to your PayPal account settings at:

Under "API access" click [Update]. 


Under "NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic)" click [Manage API credentials]


Check [Request an API signature] then click [Agree and Submit] 


Click [Show] to get your "API username, "API password" and "Signature" (do not close this window).



Step 4: Set up PayPal payment method in SHOPLINE Admin

Open a new browser window. In SHOPLINE Admin, go to [Settings] > [Payment Options], then click [Add] on the right-hand side.  


From the "Payment Type" dropdown menu, select "PayPal Express". Enter your PayPal email address (the email address you used to sign up your PayPal account), then enter your API username, API password and API Signature from step 3.


To enable PayPal's Seller Protection, please check the relevant box (see image below).

After checking the box, the system will require the customer to fill in a billing address when checking out, otherwise the order will not proceed.


Set up your Payment Fee or remain as none.


Adjust your settings to suit your requirements, then click [Add] in the bottom right-hand corner. 


There will be a pop-up window to remind you that newly added delivery/ payment will not be applied to the current promotion. Click [OK].


*If you already have a PayPal business account, you can start the setup from Step 3. 


1. For instructions on how link a card to your PayPal account, please refer to: How to Link a card to my PayPal account

2. For instructions on how to transfer money to your bank account, please refer to: How do I transfer money to my bank account?







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