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Getting Started with PayPal Express Checkout

Need help? Call PayPal Sales Support: 877-579-5973

PayPal Express Checkout lets you start accepting payments by PayPal now, before you even set up an account. With Express Checkout, customers can click the “Checkout with PayPal” button to make a secure payment from the PayPal site. Click here to see how it works!


When PayPal receives payment from your first sale, you will be guided through the account setup process. Here’s how to start selling with PayPal now:

  1. From the Start My Store quick start guide, point to Step 6: Payments, and click Setup PayPal Express Checkout.
    Start My Store - PayPal Express Checkout
    Start My Store - PayPal Express Checkout

  2. Confirm your Email Address. If you want to use a different email address, enter the new email address and click the Update button.
  3. To begin accepting payments with Express Checkout, click the Enable button. That’s all there is to it!
  4. Configure PayPal Express Checkout
    Configure PayPal Express Checkout

    When PayPal processes your first transaction, you will be contacted and guided through the account setup process.  To learn more about the configuration options available with Express Checkout, see: Setting Up Express Checkout

    See also:

    PayPal Express Checkout Workflow

    Setting Up PayPal Express Checkout

    Understanding PayPal