PayPal Checkout

PayPal Checkout

Drive sales and growth in a single solution. Accept more payment methods than ever, including credit and debit cards.

PayPal helps drive growth for your business. Now, you can offer more payment types in more places, including major credit and debit cards with no monthly fees, local payment methods, PayPal Credit, as well as PayPal, with 320M+ active users globally. Enjoy an improved checkout experience that drives conversions and customer lifetime value. Tap into new markets easily, with support for 100+ currencies across 200+ markets. Get additional peace of mind from advanced Fraud Protection on eligible transactions. And help improve your cash flow, with instant access to funds the moment a sale is made.

With instant onboarding available via the Visualsoft Admin, self-onboard (create a new PayPal Business account or use an existing one) and start accepting payments within minutes.

As your business grows, you will look to use a solution that offers a wide variety of payment types. In addition to VISA, Mastercard, Amex and PayPal, local payment methods such as iDeal and SoFort are available which will help with international expansion. To maximise the customer experience, PayPal only presents relevant payment methods to your customers based on their location. This allows for more payment choices whilst maintaining a streamlined checkout experience. All payments are settled in one PayPal account.


Current list of Alternative Payment Methods available:

- iDeal - Netherlands
- Bancontact - Belgium
- Giropay - Germany
- eps - Austria
- ELV - Germany
- MyBank - Italy
- Sofort - Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
- Przelewy24 (P24) Poland


PayPal offers best-in-class tools to help prevent fraud and simplify compliance;

- 3DS 2.0 protection on card transactions
- PCI compliant solution
- PSD2 ready
- PayPal Seller Protection for Merchants on PayPal Wallet transactions
- 24/7 fraud detection and monitoring


As part of the onboarding, you can choose to use PayPal for the following;

- Advanced Card Payments. (Visualsoft refers to this as the Primary Payment Gateway and replaces PayPal Pro as PayPal’s best Payment Gateway Solution)
- Wallet (allows you to offer PayPal regardless of which Primary Payment Gateway you use and replaces PayPal Express)
- PayPal Credit - available from £1 up to £20,000 with terms of 6, 12, 18, 24, 30,36 and 48 months with each account able to offer 4 terms.

Please note, that to offer PayPal Credit, merchants must meet the following requirements:

- Must be processing over £5 million online revenue and will move all processing through PayPal Checkout (gateway)
- Must have a Credit Broker License.

To start this process, please use the contact details provided below, giving PayPal the required information that is detailed. PayPal will need to approve this and provide you with a code that you can then submit through the VS Admin.


PayPal Pricing

In order to use PayPal Checkout, you need to have a PayPal business account, with the following transactional fees agreed and paid through PayPal.

If you are creating a new account with PayPal, PayPal will apply a £500 limit for card processing until your account is verified.

If you are switching from PayPal Pro to Advanced Card Payments, you will benefit from more competitive rates, improved geographical coverage and stronger fraud management in addition to the monthly fee no longer applying.

If you are upgrading from PayPal Express to PayPal Wallet you will also benefit from competitive rates, with PayPal now offering 2.9% +30p in place of 3.4% + 20p as standard. In addition to this, you will be able to offer local payment methods as mentioned above.


Whilst there is no ability to take offline orders for PayPal through the VS Admin, you can do this using PayPal's portal which also gives you access to day-to-day reporting, sales performance analysis and the risk analysis and fraud prevention tools. If taking offline orders via the VS Admin is important to you, you can use an alternative gateway for this functionality.


If you would like to go ahead with this integration, there is no need to submit a ticket. Simply go into your admin and follow the onboarding steps and you could be processing PayPal payments within minutes. You can see our onboarding guide here:


Should you wish to contact PayPal, here are the details you will need to provide and the email addresses to reach them on;

Platform Name : Visualsoft
Company Name :
Company Address :
Contact Name :
Contact Phone Number :
email address:

Filling in the above will ensure that the correct representative from PayPal contacts you.

Please add both of these email addresses; and

PayPal will contact you within 1-3 working days.