PayPal payments need to go through their subsidiary company, Braintree. The reason why is that Braintree is the only version of PayPal that allows the flexibility of changing or adjusting an existing subscription. Braintree supports PayPal as well as credit card payments. To accept PayPal, you must have a PayPal Business Account. Note that you can have both Stripe and Braintree active at the same time on your account.
Store owners could be denied by Braintree for the nature of the product, such as cannabis paraphernalia, pseudo-pharmaceuticals, guns, weapons, gambling or a variety of other reasons.
1. Sign up for a Braintree Account. Go to Braintree Payments and sign up for an account. Make sure it's a Production account, not Sandbox. We cannot support sandbox for security purposes.
Note: It is important to make sure your currency is set the same for each of your accounts, processing, Shopify, and ReCharge.
2. Copy Braintree Credentials. You'll need to get the following three credentials. When logged into Braintree, go to Account > My User and click on View Authorizations at the bottom.
- Merchant ID
- Public Key
- Private Key (Click on View)
3. Enter your Braintree credentials in ReCharge. In the ReCharge Dashboard go to Settings > General settings. On the following page enter the keys you've gathered and be sure the box for Braintree PayPal Active is checked, as it is disabled by default. Don't forget to enter all three of the keys below. The Merchant ID is responsible for carrying over currency settings.
Once Braintree and PayPal Business is set up, there may be an additional 1-2 days before PayPal will approve the link between Braintree and PayPal.
Making Braintree/Paypal the Default Processor
In Settings > General settings, from the 'What payment processor do you want to use?' drop-down, select Braintree/PayPal then click on save. This will make Braintree/PayPal the default payment processor at the checkout page and still allows customers to check out with Stripe (if also set up).