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PayPal Express

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



  1. Head to the 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!

A verified PayPal Business account is required to accept payments with PayPal Express. 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.
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