We’re excited to announce the arrival of a new payment gateway, PayPal Complete, from PayPal, one of the most popular global payment brands accepted in over 200 countries.

So, what is PayPal Complete, why will you want it, and how can you get it? 

What is PayPal Complete?

PayPal Complete is the newest payment gateway solution from PayPal. It’s a convenient way to support multiple payment methods offered by PayPal within one integration. Together with Recurly, PayPal Complete supports even more payment methods, including PayPal, credit and debit cards, and Venmo (coming soon). 

Why will you want it?

According to PayPal, merchants using their payment method experience a 30% increase in checkout conversion, so PayPal Complete will further expand your subscribers’ payment options at checkout. In fact, 49% of PayPal users abandon a purchase when PayPal isn’t available.

What’s the difference between PayPal Payments Pro, PayFlowPro, and PayPal Complete?

If your company is already using PayFlowPro and PayPal Payments Pro, you’re going to want to migrate to PayPal Complete to take advantage of the new features we mentioned. Plus, it’s easy to add. 

In addition, the PayPal Complete gateway supports certain features not available on the legacy integrations, like 3DS, PayPal payment method, and others. It also supports merchants in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the UK–please see our documentation for a full list

Benefits for new Recurly merchants

If you’re new to the Recurly family or are considering partnering with us, the new PayPal Complete-Recurly integration will help you:

  • Reach more customers: Accept payments from shoppers around the world. Recurly helps you do business in 200+ markets and 100+ currencies—even if customers don’t have PayPal.

  • Offer popular payment methods: PayPal Checkout lets your customers pay how they want so you don’t miss a sale.

  • Get paid securely: Recurly’s AI-powered security tools monitor transactions to help you keep your business secure.

  • Connect with your business apps: PayPal works seamlessly with your existing business tools as well as other card processors.

Benefits for existing Recurly merchants

If you’re already leveraging the Recurly platform to grow your subscription business, the new PayPal Complete-Recurly integration will accelerate that growth through:

  • Improved checkout: We’ve streamlined the checkout process to help speed up customer transaction times and reduce cart abandonment—especially for those on mobile.

  • Credit and debit card processing: You can accept all major credit and debit cards, even if your customers don’t have accounts with PayPal. Keep the entire checkout flow on your site for a seamless shopping experience.

  • AI fraud detection: Detects fraud and evolving cyber threats to promote peace of mind for your business and customers.

How can I get PayPal Complete?

Adding PayPal Complete to your Recurly site takes just minutes and doesn’t require you to apply for a merchant account. To enable the PayPal Complete gateway on Recurly, sign up for a PayPal account. Then simply add the new gateway in the Recurly Admin UI. PayPal performs a quick verification and then you’re good to go.

Make friends with PayPal Complete

The new PayPal Complete-Recurly integration is an easy choice: more flexibility, additional options, and better security at no additional cost. Learn more about PayPal Complete.