Braintree & Paypal Setup

Braintree provides the ability for your customers to signup using their PayPal account. Most likey, you will be using the Braintree V2 gateway during configuration.

When enabled, a PayPal button will appear on the Public Signup Page. Customers will then have the option to pay by credit card or PayPal.

PayPal signups are currently limited to the public signup page. You will not be able to sign up a Subscriber to pay with PayPal via the Chargify admin UI or API.

Requirements & Setup

Chargify supports all currencies listed here.Please verify that your currency is supported before proceeding.

If you use Braintree as the payment gateway for your Chargify Site, your customers can now pay with a credit card or with their PayPal account. You just need to enable a couple of settings.

If you do not use Braintree as your payment gateway, you can switch your Chargify Site to Braintree, but the process is difficult because moving card data from gateway to gateway is difficult. Instead, we suggest that you create another Site in your Chargify account, and connect it to Braintree. You can have as many Sites in your Chargify account as you want.

  • Log your Braintree account and select Settings from the top menu.
  • Select Accept Paypal
  • Note: on sandbox BrainTree accounts, this is enabled by default.

This should be present but with no options shown on Braintree Sandbox accounts, and it should be present as shown here on Braintree Real/Live accounts. If you do not see this in your Braintree account, please contact Braintree Support and request this on your account.

Then go into your Chargify Site and enable this new PayPal setting:

What Your Customers See

If you have this new feature enabled (see steps in next section), here’s what your customers see on their Chargify-hosted signup page.

They choose credit card or PayPal:

If they choose PayPal, they see this box to enter their PayPal account info:

Here’s what you’ll see when you look up your customer’s payment info in Chargify:

Usage with Chargify Direct

PayPal payments are only available on Chargify-hosted pages and cannot be used with Chargify Direct.