This section is referenced from Braintree’s documentation (articles.braintreepayments.com).

In order to start accepting PayPal with Braintree, you’ll need to:

  • have a compatible Braintree account
  • have a free, verified PayPal Business Account
  • enter your PayPal credentials in the Braintree Control Panel

1. Sign up for a PayPal Business Account

In order to use PayPal with Braintree, you’ll need a PayPal Business Account. You can either sign up for a new account at PayPal.com, or upgrade an existing PayPal Premier Account:

  1. Log into the PayPal console
  2. Click Profile near the top of the page
  3. Click My Personal Info
  4. Click Update near Business Information
  5. Click Upgrade
  6. Select a business type and click Continue
  7. Enter your business information and follow the remaining prompts

2. Verify your PayPal account

In order to avoid withdrawal limits or the inability to process transactions, you will need to verify specific information, like your bank account.

If you navigate to your profile in the PayPal console, you should see prompts that will help you complete the verification. If you are having trouble, contact PayPal support.

3. Enter your PayPal credentials in the Braintree Control Panel

You must enter your PayPal Business Account credentials in the Braintree Control Panel to enable PayPal. You can only link one PayPal account to your Braintree gateway.

  1. Log into the Control Panel
  2. Navigate to Settings → Processing → PayPal
  3. Click Options
  4. Enter your PayPal email address and password
  5. Enter the URLs to your website’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions in the fields provided
  6. Click Link Account
  7. Make sure the “Use Vault flow” box is checked
  8. Click Update to save your selection

Braintree will send you an email to confirm that you have successfully logged into PayPal in your Braintree Control Panel and let you know if there are any next steps. Once you’ve been approved to process PayPal transactions, you will be notified via email. The approval process typically takes 1-2 business days.

Note
If you do not see the option to enter in PayPal account credentials and your account was recently approved, please check back later. It can take a few business days for your account to be fully set up and for this option to become available in the Control Panel. Contact the Braintree Support team for more information.