Background

ShipWorks connects directly to your PayPal account. With one click, or on an automated schedule, your orders are downloaded from PayPal. As soon as you process a shipment, ShipWorks communicates the updated order status, shipping method and tracking information back to PayPal.


You can also connect to your PayPal account in conjunction with your eBay store when eBay is added to ShipWorks.


This article will guide you through obtaining a PayPal API Signature (the preferred connection method) in PayPal.


First Things First

This article assumes that you have a business level PayPal account. The following instructions guide you through the PayPal Business interface.


The Process


Adding an API Signature - No Prior API Authorizations


1.  Log into your PayPal account.

2.  Select Tools > All Tools from the list of menus at the top of the PayPal page.



3.  Scroll down and locate the API Credentials tool and click Open to launch it.



4.  Scroll down to the NVP/SOAP API integration section and click on Request API Credentials.



5.  If prompted with the Quick Security Check screen, follow the on-screen steps.



6.  After successfully authorizing access, you will automatically be redirected to the Request API Credentials screen.  Select Request API Signature and click Agree and Submit.



7.  Click the Show link to the right of the API Username, API Password, and the Signature fields to view and copy them.  When you have copied your credentials, click Done.



Viewing an Existing API Signature


1.  Log into your PayPal account.

2.  Select Tools > All Tools from the list of menus at the top of the PayPal page.



3.  Scroll down and locate the API Credentials tool and click Open to launch it.



4.  Scroll down to the NVP/SOAP API integration section and click on View API Signature.



5.  Click the Show link to the right of the API Username, API Password, and the Signature fields to view and copy them.  When you have copied your credentials, click Done.



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