Enable PayPal for Shoppers

Enable shoppers to pay using their PayPal account during checkout. Unsure which alternative payment methods to set up? See all supported alternative payment methods.


Merchants must have a pre-existing relationship with PayPal before setting up this payment method. If you don’t have a Paypal account yet, click Get PayPal.

How to Add PayPal to Checkout

  1. Log in to the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Payments.
  3. Find Alternative payment methods and click Add PayPal. An OAuth modal appears.
  4. Enter your PayPal login credentials.
  5. Return to the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  6. Define your division settings:
  • Currency: Select the allowed currency.
  • Min Transaction Amount: Enter the minimum allowed transaction amount.
  • Max Transaction Amount: Enter the maximum allowed transaction amount.
  • Capture Payment: Enter either Immediately or Manually.
  1. To enable PayPal in checkout immediately, set the Visible in checkout toggle to on . If you aren’t ready to make PayPal visible yet, leave this toggle off .
  2. Select Add PayPal.

About PayPal Transactions

Transaction Statements

Due to being a separate funding process, PayPal transactions are not included in the following statements:

  • Monthly Statement CSV
  • Daily Funding CSV

On the transaction page export, in the Type column, you will see paypal_payment for PayPal transactions and applepay_payment for Apple Pay transactions.


You can refund PayPal transactions like any other Bolt transaction.

Fraud Review

PayPal transactions are not vetted by Bolt’s Fraud Review process and are not indemnified by Bolt. These transactions are indemnified by PayPal’s PayPal Seller Protection.

PayPal Fees

PayPal charges a fee for all credit card transactions. The fee is charged through PayPal directly via their Merchant Fees.

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