Originally published on 2/17/2017 at kylembrown.com - Updated 1/21/2021

NOTE: Accept digital payments for Stripe and PayPal in the same form. A solution is now available at CloudSwipe.net

Kyle and Stripes Co-Founder Patrick, chatting at MicroConf

No, Stripe doesn't integrate with PayPal -- we currently support credit and debit card payments.

Don't take my word for it. Patrick Collison - who happens to be one of the co-founders of Stripe - used these exact words. In fact those are his words https://www.quora.com/Can-customers-pay-with-PayPal-via-Stripes-API/answer/Patrick-Collison

The fact is that PayPal and Stripe both serve the same purpose and that is processing debit and credit card payments. Merchant Maverick gets into much more detail on this comparison.

I speak to people all the time that ask me if they can integrate PayPal with Stripe. I think that these people might be confused by the nice popup overlay that is used by Stripe Checkout - one of the products offered by Stripe - to accept payment information such as name, address and credit card number, etc.

Stripe Checkout

At this time, inserting additional payment processor functionality such as PayPal into this popup is not an option and would not make much sense for Stripe since they want to process the payment for you. If this is something that you really want, one option would be to build your own custom popup overlay from scratch using Stripe.js - another one of Stripe's products.

This would obviously require more development work but you could accomplish what appears to be Stripe and PayPal integration although, in reality, you are simply offering both payment types independent of one another on the same page or form. An example of this type of implementation can be found at the Khan Academy Donation page.

Zapier appears to offer some level of integration but it is not 100% clear from this page how this works.

About Kyle

Kyle M. Brown is a Business Analyst, Bootstrap entrepreneur, father and husband. Kyle consults with business owners to help them understand how to use processes and software to become more efficient, scale, increase profits or just free up the time spent running their businesses so they have the freedom to do whatever they want.

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