Do I need to keep my PayPal Account?

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    I have a PayPal account buy I’m using Stripe to take payments online with my cart EasyDigitalDownloads EDD or WooCommerce. Should I cancel paypal?

    Do I have to use PayPal on my account?

    Can I just take private payments from clients still?

    Show I just get rid of it?

    James Maduk

    Short Answer – Yes keep your Paypal Account 🙂

    Longer answer –
    Most shopping carts like EDD EasyDigitalDownloads allow for the use of multiple payment types at checkout. I recommend STRIPE as the primary gateway. This prepopulates the chekcout with a space for the buyer to fill-in their CC details and reduces checkout friction.

    If you also activate another payment gateway in your shopping cart settings, in this case PP, you can chose to make it a second payment option on the checkout page. This is optional of course and doesn’t have to be done. There is some research suggesting that having both available does increase conversions.

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    Shopping carts like EDD and WOO are designed to sell set price products/services not for doing proposals or estimates and then invoicing or billing customer 1 off.

    Paypal is a good option for this type of sale. Caveats: Different PayPal account types have different features like subscription payments, and whether you can accept CC from customers who don’t already have a PP account.

    But yes keep you PP account even if you just use it for your own purchases.

    If you do alot of estimates and 1 off invoices along with regular sales consider using a WordPress plugin like which works along with PP. It’s the plugin that we use here on

    Becky Harmon

    Thanks James, that was really helpful and timely!

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