Pelcro offers out-of-the-box integration with PayPal via Braintree. The integration makes it easy for your customers to purchase your products and services via PayPal. There are more than 200 million users using PayPal and resulting in an increase in conversion.

How it works

Pelcro offers a PayPal integration that connects straight through our platform. The integration works by configuring both PayPal and Braintree accounts. This is due to the fact that PayPal only allows the tokenization of PayPal accounts via Braintree. The process is similar to using a payment gateway for credit card tokenization. When a customer uses PayPal to pay for a product or service, their PayPal account is tokenized and stored in the Pelcro platform. The token is then used to charge the customer for any invoice or order created, wether associated with a subscription or not.


Please follow this configuration guide if you want to activate PayPal payments for your customers. We will be using the sandbox environments for this guide, but the live environment configuration will be similar.

Create a PayPal account

First, you will have to create a PayPal account. Next, you will have to visit this page to set up the payment processing application as shown in the image below.

Click on ‘Create App’ and create your app.


Next, if you click on the app you created as shown in the image below, you can see:

  • ‘Sandbox account’ email
  • ‘Client ID’
  • ‘Secret’ key

All of these keys will be used at a later step in this configuration.


Create a Braintree account

In order to link PayPal with Pelcro, you will have to set up an intermediary account on [Braintree] (

Once you’ve created the account, click on the ‘Settings’ icon on the top right of the page, followed by ‘Processing’. Toggle on the PayPal option, then click on ‘options’ below the toggle. You will be redirected to a page similar to the one seen below. Now, from the PayPal account you created, add the keys and IDs to their respective fields and click on ‘Update’.


Next, go to the ‘API’ tab to generate your API and tokenization keys, as shown below. These keys will be used in the Pelcro platform.


If you click on ‘view’ under ‘Private Key’, you can find the following keys:

  • ‘Public Key’
  • ‘Private Key’
  • ‘Merchant ID’

Configure on Pelcro

In order to add these keys to the Pelcro platform, you can visit the ‘Integrations’ tab, then ‘Braintree'. Choose the site you want to update/install Braintree to, and you will be redirected to the page below.


Select the environment you wish to work with: ‘Sandbox’ or ‘Live’, and add the keys from your ‘Braintree’ account. You can add any tokenization key generated and any API keys generated.

Resulting flow

The result of the configuration made above is a simple PayPal button displayed on your payment views.


When your customers clicks on the PayPal button, they will be prompted to login into their account in a new tab, as shown in the following image.


Next, all they have to do is to agree and pay. They also have the flexibility to update their shipping address. Finally, they will be redirected back to your site and will automatically be subscribed to the plan.


In order to see if a user paid using PayPal, the 'Status' for the user's subscription would be 'Paid via BrainTree'. An example of a user's invoice is displayed below that reflects the same status.



  • Paypal shipping address is not used in the platform
  • Paypal does not support multiple currencies
  • Invoices paid via Paypal will be marked as "paid offline"
  • If a payment of an invoice fails, the associated subscription will be canceled
  • Manual renewal is not available
  • This integration via Braintree can also be used to integrate via other processors through Braintree, please contact us for more information.
  • This integration will only support the default currency set in your account. Any plans with a different currency will be disabled from being displayed to the end-user. If you would like to support multi-currencies, please contact [email protected]