PayPal Card Payments

We added this payment gateway in WHMCS 8.9 and strongly recommend PayPal Payments and PayPal Card Payments for all new PayPal® merchants.

PayPal Card Payments augments the functionality of the PayPal Payments module and uses its linked PayPal accounts. When you activate PayPal Payments, WHMCS also automatically activates PayPal Card Payments. This module allows you to display an unbranded option for credit and debit card payments that is visually separate from the PayPal checkout experience.

WHMCS includes several options for accepting payments through PayPal. For more information, see PayPal.

Supported Features

Type: Token

3D SecureRemote Update CardRemote Delete CardAddPayMethod API
This module supports 3D Secure for newly-entered cards and processing of vaulted (stored) cards.

Adding the PayPal Card Payments Payment Gateway

  • If PayPal does not fully support PayPal Advanced Cards for your country or region, you cannot activate PayPal Card Payments. However, if you activate PayPal Payments, a Credit/Debit Card option for one-time payments will display with the PayPal option in the Client Area.
  • If you enabled this module while using the Beta release of WHMCS 8.9, you must reactivate the module before using it with WHMCS 8.9 Release Candidate or later. If you do not do this, you may experience problems.

To set up the PayPal Card Payments payment gateway in WHMCS:

  1. Activate and configure the PayPal Payments module.
    This will also activate PayPal Card Payments.
  2. Find the PayPal Card Payments module in the list of active gateways at Configuration () > System Settings > Payment Gateways. By default, this module uses Pay with Cards as the display name here and in the Client Area.
  3. Check Show on Order Form to display this payment option in the Client Area during checkout.
    You cannot enable Show on Order Form for this module without first enabling Show on Order Form for the PayPal Payments module.
  4. Optionally, enter a new display name for Display Name.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Using PayPal Card Payments

The PayPal Card Payments module works with the PayPal Payments module and uses its configuration.

For more information, see PayPal Payments.


This module supports vaulting for vaulting-enabled PayPal merchant accounts.

In PayPal-supported countries, the PayPal Payments and PayPal Card Payments modules ensure the security of your customers’ stored payment details with merchant-level vaulting through PayPal Vault. When clients pay using PayPal Card Payments, a Save card for faster checkout in future* option will display while entering credit card details.

  • Selecting this option causes PayPal to attempt to add the card to PayPal Vault.
  • This option is not available in the Admin Area.

After PayPal successfully stores a payment method, it will be available for the client when they pay an invoice manually.

If PayPal does not fully support PayPal Vaulting for your country or region but does support PayPal Advanced Cards, you may still be able to use this module for one-time payments. In this scenario, your customers will not have the option to save payment methods.
For more information, see Vaulting.


You can manage disputes for this module from within WHMCS at Billing > Disputes.

Payment Gateway Balances

You can view your PayPal merchant account balance directly within the WHMCS Admin Area at Billing > Transactions List.

For more information, see Viewing Balances and Transactions.

Last modified: June 24, 2024