PayPal – Setting up your integration

Below are copies of both steps of integrating your PayPal account with ThriveCart. The videos are originally located in the integration settings area and any references will be based on their original location.

Also please note that this is the integration process for vendors. If you are an affiliate looking at connecting your PayPal account so you can receive affiliate payments from other vendors on the platform, please see this guide.

Step 1

Step 2

Please note that Step 2 is very important. If the IPN URL is not properly setup then several functions will not work between ThriveCart and your PayPal account, including the tracking of refunds and subscriptions correctly, and affiliate commission may not be tracked correctly for your products.

You can access PayPal’s IPN area by clicking here.

You’ll then need to enter the IPN URL for your ThriveCart account.

Replace ‘subdomain‘ with your ThriveCart account name (this is the part of your checkout URL and what’s shown in the URL when logged into your account). If you’re unsure what to put then please reach out to us via and we’d be happy to help.

Already have an IPN URL set?

Whilst there are many different platforms wanting to make use of the IPN URL in PayPal, they’ve only every allowed a single URL to be used. Luckily, there are several methods in which you can use multiple URLs with PayPal and we have a helpdesk article here on a few solutions.

PayPal dashboard look different?

Does your PayPal account run an older version of their dashboard? Check out our previous version of Step 2 here for users with this version:

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