PayPal is one of the oldest payment platforms that PayTabs offers for its merchants as an alternative payment method to provide customers/buyers with a faster and more convenient way to make purchases since it's one of the world’s most popular online payment systems.

In this article, you will learn about:

A video Tutorial

For an easy tutorial, you can watch this video or read the detailed article below:

Supported Regions

PayPal is currently available in UAE.

Merchants in UAE can enable PayPal as an APM directly by raising a request to [email protected] along with your merchant ID.

Supported Currencies


What are the Features that PayPal supports?

PayPal transactions support only "SALE" transaction type.

To know other transaction types that PayTabs provides please check our What are the transaction types? solution article.

How to activate PayPal?

Merchants MUST have Active PayTabs and PayPal accounts.

  1. PayPal can be enabled directly from the "Developers" panel in the dashboard. The PayPal option will be available in the “pre-built integration” section ( noting that it won't appear on Test accounts) .

  2. Click on PayPal Settings, then click on "Continue" to move to the activation step. 

  3. click on the “Activate PayPal” button to enable your PayPal account. 
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  4. Then, you will be redirected to the PayPal environment to the signup page.

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  5. After that, you will be redirected back again to the Merchant Dashboard. 


  6. Once you have done the activation successfully, the PayPal option will be available on the payment page

PayPal Payment Workflow (User Experience)

PayPal payment method is hosted by PayTabs, which means that it will be managed and processed on our side. You can have the same page embedded in your checkout page by following our How to not redirect my customers to an external payment page? (iFrame/Embedded Mode) solution article.

Using the PayPal payment method (via one of our integration methods listed in our How to integrate with PayTabs? solution article), when the cardholder proceeds to checkout on the merchant side, they will be redirected to the PayTabs hosted page and then he will be redirected to PayPal website signup and proceed with the payment.

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Transactions that have been paid through PayPal will be tagged in the payment method in the transaction detail window as shown below:

The Settlement Flow

PayPal payments are directly settled via your PayPal account.


Refunds for any AMEX transactions are handled regularly as any other PayTabs transaction, 
please refer to this article here