WCFM – Direct PayPal Pay for WooCommerce Multivendor Marketplace


Direct vendor payment for WCFM Marketplace using PayPal.

It’s an addon plugin for –
WooCommerce Multivendor Marketplace

Know more about this …


Marketplace laws in some countries, do not allow platform owners to hold payment. This implies, any purchase made by the customer should go directly to the vendor account.


By default, when customers made a purchase, the money goes to the marketplace owner, who then distributes it among vendors.

In case you want to enable direct payment, WCFM Marketplace offers that via Stripe. This feature is inbuilt and you don’t need any add-ons for this.

In direct payment, the customer’s money first gets split between the owner and vendors based on the commission settings, and then credited to their individual accounts.


PayPal is available in more than 200 countries/regions and support 25 currencies, whereas Stripe is available for businesses in 34 countries. Got the point?


None, at this moment! PayPal stopped new applications for adaptive payment long ago. Also, there is no news about the new marketplace API on the website. So, we are stuck.


WCFM Direct PayPal Pay enables direct payment from customer to vendor. But here split payment is not involved. The amount goes directly to the vendor account. The vendor then has to return the admin commission, manually. Both, admin and vendor can track their commission using Withdrawal and Ledger Book screen.


👉 One order will contain products from only one vendor
👉 The full amount will go into Vendor’s PayPal account, doesn’t involve split payment
👉 Vendor’s PayPal account should be a business account

Of course, this solution is less flexible than Stripe split payment. But, if direct payment is required in your locality and Stripe is not available, then you can go for this as an alternate to run your marketplace. Happy Selling!


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Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 4.7 or greater
  • WooCommerce 3.0 or greater
  • PHP version 5.6 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WooCommerce Multivendor Marketplace, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WooCommerce Multivendor Marketplace – Direct PayPal” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our eCommerce plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our eCommerce plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.




Disyembre 7, 2021
Buen complemento, justo lo que necesitaba para mi mercado de productos digitales, solo desactive las apis de PayPal y ahora los usuarios se registran sin mucho esfuerzo y reciben los pagos directos a su cuenta :). Sería bueno tener más métodos de pago directo a mis proveedores. Si algún día crean nuevos métodos Hágamelo saber!!!
Nobyembre 18, 2020
Works great and gives the possibility to build up online shop with paypal direct pay! Thank you very much and keep on going developing and improving! Thank you.
Setyembre 12, 2020
I was planning to do a similar project on this, good thing I did a quick search... Again good work!
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Updated – 26/09/2021

  • Enhance – WordPress 5.8+ compatibility added
  • Enhance – WooCommerce 5.7+ compatibility added


Updated – 26/03/2021

  • Enhance – WordPress 5.7+ compatibility added
  • Enhance – WooCommerce 5.1+ compatibility added


Updated – 09/05/2020

  • Enhance – WooCommerce 4.1+ compatibility added
  • Tweak – If vendor not yet setup PayPal setting then PayPal payment method auto-disabled from checkout page


Updated – 15/03/2020

  • Enhance – WordPress 5.4+ compatibility added
  • Enhance – WooCommerce 4.0+ compatibility added


Updated – 08/02/2020

  • Enhance – WooCommerce 3.9 compatibility added


Updated – 18/11/2019

  • Enhance – WordPress 5.3 compatibility added
  • Enhance – WooCommerce 3.8 compatibility added


Updated – 04/09/2019

  • Enhance – Store Setup widget “Direct PayPal” setting support added
  • Tweak – Direct PayPal setting field “API Passowerd” and “API Signature” type change to “passowrd” type (security enhancement)


Updated – 13/08/2019

  • Enhance – WC 3.7 compatibility added


Updated – 07/08/2019

  • Initial version release