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Apr 21, 2024, 17:38:49 PM2 months ago


Receive payments on your Medusa commerce application using PayPal.


  • Authorize payments on orders from any sales channel.
  • Capture payments from the admin dashboard.
  • View payment analytics through PayPal's dashboard.
  • Ready-integration with Medusa's Next.js starter storefront.
  • Support for Webhooks.


How to Install

1. Run the following command in the directory of the Medusa backend:
npm install medusa-payment-paypal
2. Set the following environment variables in Copy to clipboard.env:
3. In Copy to clipboardmedusa-config.js add the following at the end of the Copy to clipboardplugins array:
const plugins = [
// ...
resolve: `medusa-payment-paypal`,
options: {
sandbox: process.env.PAYPAL_SANDBOX,
client_id: process.env.PAYPAL_CLIENT_ID,
client_secret: process.env.PAYPAL_CLIENT_SECRET,
auth_webhook_id: process.env.PAYPAL_AUTH_WEBHOOK_ID,

Test the Plugin

1. Run the following command in the directory of the Medusa backend to run the backend:
npm run start
2. Enable PayPal in a region in the admin. You can refer to this User Guide to learn how to do that. Alternatively, you can use the Admin APIs.
3. Place an order using a storefront or the Store APIs. You should be able to use Stripe as a payment method.

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