PayPal Express Checkout Gateway

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PayPal Express Checkout Gateway

Zuora provides two options for supporting the PayPal payment method: PayPal Express Checkout and PayFlow Pro.

  • Express Checkout: the flagship product that supports just the PayPal payment method (available globally)
  • PayFlow Pro: gateway product that supports credit card and the PayPal payment methods (available in U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand)

It is recommended that Express Checkout is used whenever processing via the PayPal payment method is desired.

Supported Gateway Reconciliation Event Types: 

PayPal Express Checkout Gateway supports the following Gateway Reconciliation event types:

  • Settlement
  • Rejection
  • Chargeback

Note that Zuora only creates an external refund for a transaction if the transaction status is Reversed, which maps into the Chargeback event type.

API Verison

The PayPal Express Checkout Gateway integration in Zuora is implemented based on the PayPal Name-Value Pair (NVP) of the PayPal classic API. Although the new features and enhancements of PayPal will only be added to the JSv4 integration REST API, the classic API is still supported. When you are implementing the PayPal Express Checkout, the same API supported in Zuora PalPal Express Checkout Gateway integration will be used because Zuora will run the request on your behalf.

Configure the PayPal Express Checkout Gateway

You must have PayPal API credentials prior to configuring the PayPal Express Checkout gateway. See PayPal documentation for more information on how to obtain API credentials.

  1. Navigate to Z-Payments Settings > Setup Payment Gateway
  2. Select PayPal Express Checkout from the Gateway Type drop-down menu.
  3. Click create gateway.


Currently, Zuora does not support Payment Review in PayPal Express Checkout. Contact your PayPal Account Manager or the PayPal Customer Support to disable Payment Review.

See Payment Review for related information.

Common Configuration Fields

There are some common fields you must complete for every gateway configuration. We recommend reviewing Setting Up Payment Gateways for information on these fields: 

  • Name
  • Use Gateway Test Environment
  • Username

Username for API credentials username

  • Password

Password for API credentials password

  • Signature

API credentials signature

  • Verify new Paypal Express Checkout payment method
  • Enable gateway reconciliation

The Gateway Reconciliation job for PayPal Express Checkout is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm (PST) every day.

For more information about this option, see Gateway Reconciliation.

Once you have entered the necessary information, click save gateway information.

See PayPal BAID for more information on capturing a customer's PayPal payment method.

Non-referenced Refunds

Non-referenced refunds are supported by PayPal Express Checkout. 

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