Braintree offers a few options when accepting PayPal payments. Choose whether you would like to use our Drop-in UI or a custom integration. Learn more about differences between these integrations.

Vault vs. Checkout

When adding PayPal to your integration, you can choose between our Vault, Checkout, or Checkout with Vault flows. The Vault flow will save the payment method for later reference, and Checkout is for one-time payments when you do not want to save the payment method. The Checkout with Vault option allows you to do a one-time payment and save the payment method for later in a single flow. Below is a comparison of the three options:

Vault Checkout Checkout with Vault
Compatibility iOS, Android, Web, and supported countries iOS, Android, Web, and supported countries Not supported
PayPal One Touch™ iOS, Android, and Web iOS, Android, and Web Not supported
Pay later offers Not supported Not supported Not supported
Shipping address selector Supported Supported Not supported
Funding instrument selector Supported Supported Not supported
Recurring billing Supported Not supported Not supported
Customer login Customers must log in once; subsequent payments will not require a login Customers must log in each time they choose to pay with PayPal, unless they have approved One Touch™ payments Customers must log in once; subsequent payments will not require a login
Device data Must collect and submit device data on non-recurring transactions created from the Vault Device data is automatically included with each transaction Must collect and submit device data on non-recurring transactions created from the Vault

PayPal One Touch

PayPal One Touch™ is a feature that improves the PayPal buying experience for customers and merchants alike. Available for both native mobile apps and on the web, customers paying via One Touch™ minimize the number of taps and times they are required to enter their user IDs and passwords for future purchases.

How it works

One Touch™ is automatically included when you integrate PayPal using our SDK.

When a customer chooses to pay with PayPal at checkout, the mobile browser will open to a PayPal login page.

Customers will be prompted to log in if the browser does not have an active PayPal session.

In the Vault flow, they will be asked to give consent so that you can initiate future payments on their behalf. When that customer purchases something from you in the future, they will bypass the login step and be sent through the One Touch™ app switch; from there, they will reconfirm the billing agreement and be automatically returned to your app via your return URL scheme.

In the Checkout flow, they can choose a funding instrument and a shipping address.

One Touch availability

As a standard feature, PayPal One Touch™ is available to eligible merchants in all countries that we support and to customers in 140+ countries.

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