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Paypal API for sellers on a marketplace


I am stuck with a pretty big problem. My marketplace has to use PayPal because they offer discounts on shipping prices when sellers go to ship their item to the buyer.
Unfortunately I cant get ahold of PayPal for their Partner Program marketplace API that allows integration for sellers to pay each other. It’s still limited release.

I am looking for a way around this that;

  1. Connects sellers via their Paypal information upon a buy now option or auction expiry.
  2. Allows for the platform (me) to take a 1% fee of the transaction.

Any help would be amazing. Thank you!

You can reach them via chat or phone but I can tell you that, the PayPal MarketPlace for platforms program requires approval by your account manager. That account manager is going to look at your volumes when deciding whether or not to allow you to join.

If you are a startup or have a new account/app, then it’s not likely going to be an option. Your results may vary and you should try.

There is another option which is to leverage the Express Checkout APIs and bubbles API plugin but it requires more of a development lift.

@mayvik are you able to elaborate on this a bit more? Would this enable users to have a pay via paypal button on invoices they issue and receive payment for those invoices to their own paypal accounts directly?

Sure. You basically need to use Bubbles API Connector feature and build a custom solution using PayPals Express Checkout API. It’s deprecated but still works at Express Checkout API flow.

You can also use smart buttons which I would recommend since it’s current (not deprecated) at Smart Payment Buttons Overview.

I thought about opening up the Bubble API to other Bubble users for that app I built using this method but have not gotten around to it.

Hope that helps.

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Hi @mayvik i was looking for solution to my app , i don’t want to take a fee or hold a funds , only direct payment from buyer PayPal account to seller PayPal account. is there any ready to use PayPal plugin available in the bubble market can help me with that ?
Thanks in advance

Hello Has,

That kind of depends. If the seller is always the same, then one of the existing PayPal plugins in bubbles marketplace should do.

You will need to review them as I have not looked at them since I decided to customize a solution of my own some time ago as described in this thread.

If you are seeking a marketplace solution where the seller is always different then I am not aware of a Bubble plugin that takes payments from a buyer and sends them to a dynamic seller’s account.

Hope this helps.


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Thanks a lot for your quick reply ,really appreciate your advice sir. Actually i am looking for "Dynamic seller’s PayPal account " , There are a lot of PayPal Plugins “Free & paid” but none of these plugins offer dynamic seller’s PayPal account ! is it something difficult to integrate , or not highly needed from the bubble makers or something else ? also Can i make this feature available using API connecter ?
Or do you think this plugin can help : PayPal Plugin | Bubble , this plugin asked for “Clien ID” but i don’t know how i can get client ID for the sellers !! do i need to install another plugin to get client ID and save it in the database after that use it to make payment to the seller based on the client ID ?

  • In the PayPal developer account , i need to check this box "Login with PayPal account ? "check screen shot "

Thanks a gain

Hi Has,

As stated earlier, I was unable to find an existing plugin that met my needs so I built a solution that addresses dynamic sellers as you would find in a marketplace platform.

The plugin that you referenced did come closer than the others but ultimately I prefer to have control over code and not depend on plugins when possible.


Would you be willing to share the solution you built?

I would like to share it with the community, however, it required a moderate time investment.
We may release it as a template at some point in the future if we can find a fair way to do so.

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I’m sure if you put it on the template marketplace there would be plenty of people willing to purchase for a fair price :slight_smile:

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