How to find PayPal Merchant/Seller ID

What is a PayPal Merchant ID and how can find my PayPal MID

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What is a PayPal Merchant ID?

What is PayPal Merchant ID? A PayPal Merchant ID (PayPal MID) is a unique 13-character combination of random letters and numbers. The PayPal MID is assigned to you automatically, once a PayPal business account is created.

How can I find my PayPal Merchant ID?

Firstly, in your PayPal business account click on your name, then go to the Account settings section:

How to find Paypal Merchant id

Secondly, open the Business Information tab and copy the Paypal Merchant ID:

How to set up Paypal IPN

Thirdly, paste the PayPal Merchant ID into the Seller ID field of the payment gateway settings in the admin panel:

Insert Merchant id to the admin panel's Billing systems

PayPal Instant Payment Notification settings (IPN)

One of the frequently asked questions is why is a payment not auto approved, the other possible reason is connected with PayPal Instant Payment Notification settings or IPN.

Instant Payment Notification (IPN) is a message service that automatically notifies merchants of events related to PayPal transactions. Merchants can use it to automate back-office and administrative functions, including automatically fulfilling orders and providing customers with order status.

You need to enable IPN in the Account Settings > Website payments > Instant Payment Notifications:

How to set up Paypal IPN

Choose IPN settings and enable IPN messages specifying your dating website URL:

How to set up Paypal IPN

Instead of, use your domain name and specify Notification URL:

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