What is PayPal Checkout and how does it work?

PayPal Checkout (formerly known as Express Checkout) is a way to integrate and streamline the checkout process on your website or mobile app. Your customers can pay on your website or mobile app with thier card or PayPal account, using their shipping and billing information already stored securely at PayPal so they don’t have to re-enter it on your site. They'll remain on your site or page throughout the checkout process. By setting up your own customized layout, you can ensure a smooth and uninterrupted shopping experience for your customers.

How does it work?
PayPal Checkout can be integrated directly into your website or as an add-on to a shopping cart. If you already have a shopping cart or are working with a provider that is pre-integrated with PayPal, it’s likely that all you’ll need is your PayPal login or PayPal API credentials for integration.

With some knowledge of API programming, you can also add PayPal Checkout to your website without a shopping cart. You can view more details and the required steps in our integration guide in the Developer portal.