PayPal Checkout Add-on


All add-ons for Bookly require Bookly PRO installed and activated.

Bookly PayPal Checkout (Add-on) streamlines the checkout experience for your clients, ensuring a seamless process. By integrating PayPal, the globally recognized payment gateway, into your Bookly booking form, you can promptly start accepting online payments on your website.


1. Purchase, download, install and activate Bookly PayPal Checkout (Add-on) in Plugins.

2. Before integrating the PayPal Checkout option, ensure you have signed up for or logged in to your existing PayPal business account.

3. In the Settings > Payments section of your Bookly plugin, enable PayPal Checkout under the PayPal options.

Payments section in Bookly

4. To obtain your Client ID and Secret, log in to your PayPal business account and navigate to My Apps & Credentials. Click on Create App and enter the required application details.

PayPal account settings

Once the app is created, copy the Client ID and Secret provided by PayPal and paste them into the Bookly Settings > Payments > PayPal Checkout.

PayPal account settings

5. Leave the Sandbox mode as 'disabled' if you are ready to launch the PayPal payment method immediately. Enable it if you want to conduct test transactions before going live.

6. The price correction feature allows you to adjust the booking cost by adding a fee or discount when a customer selects this payment option.

7. The time interval of the payment gateway determines the duration after which the payment made via the payment gateway is considered incomplete. If the customer doesn’t complete the payment within the configured period, the appointment will be rejected. Please note that this functionality requires a scheduled cron job.

At the Payment step in the booking form, your customers will see the option to pay via PayPal.

Bookly booking form – Payment step

Upon selection, they will be redirected to the PayPal site to complete the order.

PayPal Checkout page example

Please note that PayPal service availability may vary depending on the country or region. In some areas, PayPal may restrict payment methods to only include transactions through a PayPal account, excluding card payments. For detailed information, please refer to PayPal documentation or contact PayPal Customer Service directly.

To adjust the order of payment options displayed on the front-end booking form, navigate to Settings > Payments. Here, you can rearrange the sequence by dragging the sandwich icon to move your preferred payment option up or down the list.



Pricing capabilities – learn all about setting up pricing for your services.

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