No-hassle competitive pricing that decreases as you grow
All BigCommerce plans come with pre-negotiated special credit and debit card processing rates with PayPal powered by Braintree. The more you grow with BigCommerce and upgrade your plan, the lower your rates can go — and that’s great for your bottom line.*
PayPal Powered by Braintree is a merchant account and payment gateway all in one. Easily accept credit and debit cards, offer PayPal, and even extend credit to your customers. Plus get the latest technology to help increase your sales.
Start selling right away — the more you sell, the lower your rates
We have built-in credit and debit card processing with pre-negotiated special rates. And rates decrease as your business grows — to as low as 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction.*
Improve shopper confidence with PayPal
You can also offer PayPal with no extra effort. PayPal payment processing makes buying easier for the more than 210 million consumers who use PayPal to transact in over 100 currencies1 around the world.
Increase conversions with faster checkouts on almost any device
The improved PayPal Checkout experience with OneTouch turns a multi-screen checkout experience into a payment lane that works seamlessly on almost any device — smartphone, tablet or desktop. With Checkout, customers can bypass guest checkouts and avoid entering billing and shipping information — delivering a quick and easy shopping experience.
Start taking advantage of PayPal’s special transaction fee rates today
*Pricing terms: BigCommerce supports a wide range of payment providers. To qualify for the PayPal powered by Braintree rate, here are the details and your next steps. The processing fee for debit and credit cards begins at 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction for all BigCommerce plans. You will find each plan’s pricing here. Based on your plan, you may be eligible for that plan’s published processing rate. To be eligible, you must be a United States-based business. Then,
(1) If you are a new BigCommerce Merchant using a trial PayPal powered by Braintree account, you will need to select a qualifying BigCommerce Plan (Plus, Pro, or Enterprise). Go into your BigCommerce account Client Area and accept the terms of the selected BigCommerce plan and establish a billing agreement. You will then be charged the first month’s fee for your BigCommerce plan, plus you will become eligible to apply for the negotiated payment processing rates with PayPal powered by Braintree. If you are an existing BigCommerce Merchant already in a Plus, Pro, or Enterprise plan, you do not need to complete this step. (2) From within the BigCommerce account Control Panel Payment Settings area, complete and submit the PayPal powered by Braintree application to upgrade from a trial to full account.
Additional information may be requested from the PayPal powered by Braintree team during the process of reviewing your application.
(3) 2 to 3 business days following your approval* for a PayPal powered by Braintree account, you will be emailed a Pricing Contract for you to digitally sign. We suggest adding email@example.com to your email whitelist to reduce the risk of it going to your spam folder. Follow the instructions in the email on how to sign and return the contract.
(4) Your account will then be updated to reflect the new rate, and you will receive a notification email with the updated rate. This can take up to 10 business days. Your new rate will only apply to transactions after the date on your notification email. Application for a PayPal powered by Braintree account does not guarantee approval. Periodically, Braintree reviews their customer accounts to make sure its services and rates fit your account activity. Braintree reserves the right to revise their fees at any time, subject to a thirty (30) day notice period to you prior to the new fees taking effect.
1Merchants can get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.
The standard online rate for payments with American Express is and will continue to be 3.50% with no fixed fee after August 2, 2021.