• Updated on 29 September 2023
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Add PayPal as a payment method to your Big Cartel shop with PayPal Checkout. PayPal Checkout offers the convenience and security of PayPal, can be set up in minutes, and can turn more shoppers into buyers.

Your customers can also buy now and pay later with PayPal Credit, an option lots of customers love.



  1. Head to the Account area of your Big Cartel admin.

  2. Click Edit your payment options, and click Connect next to PayPal.

  3. Follow the steps on screen to log in and authorize your PayPal account to be used with Big Cartel to accept payments. That's it!

  4. Customers in your shop will see an option to pay with PayPal or PayPal Credit.

A verified PayPal Business account is required to accept payments with PayPal. You can check your account status (and upgrade if necessary) over at PayPal's website.


  • Payments placed through PayPal should hit your PayPal account balance right away. From there you can transfer funds to your linked bank account.

  • Transferring funds from PayPal to your bank should take about 1 business day. Learn more here.

  • Qualifying buyers will see the Pay In 4 option when they get to PayPal-- 4 easy no-interest payments for them, and you're immediately paid in full. Sweeeeeet.

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