PayPal provides stores with a secure way to accept payment from credit cards, bank accounts, credit and personal PayPal accounts. PayPal support is built in by default to your Thinkspace website.

To get started, sign up for a business account over at PayPal, it only takes a few minutes.

If you haven't already set up your website for eCommerce, please follow our setup guide as there are general steps required to turn on pricing, set up shipping, etc before your can start accepting payments through PayPal.

We currently support a couple flavors of PayPal, let's run through your options:

PayPal Checkout

  1. Head over to
  2. You're looking for two special codes one is called Client ID and the other is Secret. Copy those and store somewhere safe we're going to paste them into your website's admin.
  3. In the admin under Settings > Commerce, scroll down and paste those values in Production Client ID and Production Client Secret under PayPal Checkout.
  4. Set the Off Site under Payment Processors, select PayPal Checkout.
  5. Save.

We recommend PayPal Checkout currently as it's newer, more supported, and includes Venmo and PayPal Credit options. Alternatively we also support the older:

PayPal Payments Standard

After signing up for a business account with PayPal, you're ready to start using Payments Standard immediately, all we need is the email address that you signed up with.

  1. In your site's Admin, head over to Settings > Commerce.
  2. Scroll down to the section titled Payment Processors
  3. Find the text field labeled Off Site and select PayPal Payments Standard.
  4. Scroll down to the section titled PayPal Payments Standard
  5. Enter your email address into the text field labeled Email

Note: Once you've followed the steps above, we recommend submitting an order as one of your customers would to make sure everything is working and connected correctly.

PayPal Payments Pro

We do not support PayPal Payments Pro today.