Can one PayPal account be linked to multiple Shopify stores?

Can one PayPal account be linked to multiple Shopify stores?

47KTC
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Hi, when you have multiple stores within Shopify, do you link one and the same PayPal business account for customer payment or multiple separate PayPal accounts for each store? Thanks, Karin 

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Summer
Shopify Staff
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Hey, @47KTC! Welcome to Shopify Community!

 

When you have multiple Shopify stores, you have the option to either link one PayPal account to all of them or various PayPal accounts to each one. The choice depends on your specific business needs and preferences.

 

Linking one PayPal business account can simplify financial management as all payouts will be consolidated in a single account. This approach is beneficial if you prefer centralized funds and streamlined administration. Using multiple separate PayPal accounts, on the other hand, allows clear separation of funds and financial tracking. It also provides more customization options for payment settings and branding for each individual store.

 

If you end up linking one PayPal account, there's a workaround you can do to differentiate the funds and that is to format the order IDs in each of your stores. You can set a unique prefix or suffix so you can easily identify which store the payout comes from.

 

I hope that helps you come to a decision on how you set up your PayPal gateway. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to share them here and I'll gladly discuss them here.

Summer | Social Care @ Shopify 
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RayAC
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Hi, How do you add multiple paypal accounts to just 1 store, doesn't seem possible currently on my standard account. Thanks.

Greta
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @RayAC!

 

Thanks for reaching out. You're only able to add one PayPal account to your Shopify store. Summer was referring to using separate PayPal accounts for separate stores. You can find more details in this help document!

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions. 

Greta | Shopify 
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