PayPal Adaptive Payments
  • Key plugin for any multi-vendor marketplace
  • Instant payments to third parties
  • Splits revenues instantly and automatically
  • Payments split with up to 6 receivers
  • Avoids countless hours of admin work paying commissions to vendors manually
  • A true time-saver
  • Works best with Frontend Submissions (FES) and Commissions plugin from EDD

Unfortunately, PayPal no longer accepts new application for PayPal Adaptive payments gateway. PayPal Adaptive payments gateway can still be used by existing users but not by new users anymore. We are currently investigating this, so if you are interested to be notified when an alternative solution becomes available, kindly drop us an email.

PayPal Adaptive Payments plugin is fully compliant with Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). We checked this with PayPal Merchant Technical Support (see also here). The checkout flow for PayPal Adaptive Payments is hosted on PayPal website and therefore PayPal confirms to take care of the PSD2 requirements. There is nothing to be done from the merchant’s end.

Notice: PayPal Adaptive Payments is previously owned by Easy Digital Downloads but as from May 2019, all rights to this plugin has been acquired by us, Plugins & Snippets. We are proud to continue provide support and future updates to this plugin. Valid license keys can only be purchased through this website.

Key Features

  • PayPal Adaptive Payment is a key plugin to use when running a multi-vendor marketplace.
  • The payment of third-party revenue can be done instantly and it saves significant time.
  • This plugin is a tested and true time-saver for all multi-vendor Easy Digital Downloads stores.
  • With the PayPal Adaptive Payments gateway integration, you can easily split payments with up to 6 different receivers at the same time.
  • You can set each receiver up with a specific percentage of the payment within the settings for this gateway.
  • Also, you can determine whether you would like to use chained or parallel payments.
Parallel Payments for EDD right here!
This diagram shows a payment in which the sender pays multiple receivers in a parallel payment.

Please check out the PayPal Adaptive Payments Setup page for more explanations on how this plugin works.

Automate your Digital Product Marketplace

A great benefit brought by this PayPal Adaptive Payments Plugin is that it works best with EDD Frontend Submissions and Commissions extensions in operating your Digital Product Marketplace.

This works by automating your vendor commissions by instantly and automatically splitting third-party commission up to 6 receivers. This way, it will save you a lot of time in manually paying vendor commissions.

If you want to scale up your marketplace and want to work with more and more vendors, we strongly recommend implementing an automated solution brought by this PayPal Adaptive Payments Plugin.

Supported Currencies and Countries

Kindly take note that PayPal Adaptive Payments plugin has some limitations and restrictions which only allow the use of this plugin in selected countries and currencies.

The countries and currencies shown here may not reflect the most up-to-date supported lists of the merchant processor.


Here are the currencies which can be used in this plugin as mentioned on PayPal developer documentation:



PayPal Adaptive Payments is a sophisticated payment solution but it has only be released to be used by companies in certain countries.

Here is the list of countries we are aware of in which PayPal Adaptive Payments should work. Please double check with PayPal Support once more to be sure this information are still accurate before you purchase our plugin.

Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China, Poland, Turkey.

NOTICE: PayPal’s policy regarding the PayPal Adaptive Payments service is bit confusing. They do not actively promote this Payment Gateway and only permit selective customers to use it. Your PayPal account must be approved for use with Adaptive Payments before purchasing this extension. Accounts that have not been approved by PayPal for use with Adaptive Payments will not work with this extension. We recommend that you reach out to PayPal Support before buying this plugin. You can contact them in your PayPal Account or by reaching out PayPal Support at their website.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the plugin documentation here:

You can get your plugin below!

Note: All paid subscriptions below includes the latest plugin version as well as plugin support and updates for 1 one year.

Single Site License

$89.00/ year

2-5 Sites License

$129.00/ year

Unlimited Sites License

$209.00/ year

  • Current Version 1.3.7
  • WordPress: Tested up to Version 5.2.4
  • Easy Digital Downloads: Tested up to Version 2.9.19

Version 1.3.7 - November 1, 2019

  • Fixed Rounding error for fractional cart amount
  • Compliance checked for WordPress Version 5.2.4 and EDD Version 2.9.19

Version 1.3.6 - June 15, 2019

  • Added Spanish, German and French Languages Translations
  • Compliance checked for WordPress Version 5.2.1 and EDD Version 2.9.16

Version 1.3.5 - May 7, 2019

  • Plugin has been moved under the ownership of
  • Support link, update server, and information updated to reflect new owner,
  • Compliance checked for WordPress Version 5.1.1 and EDD Version 2.9.12

Version 1.3.4 - September 18, 2017

  • Tweak: Updated referrerCode parameter
  • Tweak: Updated author name

Version 1.3.3, September 15, 2016

  • Fix: Miscalculation of first receiver's total

Version 1.3.2, August 24, 2016

  • Fix: Undefined index error

Version 1.3.1, February 10, 2016

  • Fix: Remove 'default' in the switch method of the IPN
  • Tweak: Allow 100% payouts with one receiver set to primary receiver

Version 1.3, January 15, 2016

  • Fix: Conflict with Multi Currency and Currency Switcher plugins.

Version 1.2.4 - October 25, 2014

  • Fix: Issue with timezones after time changes

Version 1.2.3 - August 26, 2014

  • Fix: Issue with invalid email when trying to make a purchase

Version 1.2.2 - March 25, 2014

  • Fix: Fees Payer variable missing on Preapproval api call

Version 1.2.1, November 5, 2013

  • Fixed: fatal error during EDD upgrade

Version 1.2 - October 28, 2013

  • New: Preapproval and Payment tokens to prevent the need for IPN
  • New: Additional logging for payments and preapprovals
  • Update: Remove unnecessary Meta Tags
  • Update: Language files
  • Fix: Issue where sender email was blank
  • Fix: Incorrect filter name for filtering receivers

Version 1.1.4 - October 21, 2013

  • Fixed a bug with cancelling payments before going through with the payment.

Version 1.1.3 - September 9, 2013

  • Fixed an issue with the cart contents not getting emptied.

Version 1.1.2 - July 10, 2013

  • Fixed: Fatal error: Cannot access empty property

Version 1.1.1 - June 20, 2013

  • New: Added additional gateway errors.
  • Fix: Conflicts with EDD 1.6+.

Version 1.1 - June 2, 2013

  • New: Introduce separate preapproval processing function for use with other extensions.
  • Fix: Make sure there are no errors even when PayPal marks a payment as success.

Version 1.0.1

  • Added an option to set who pays the payment fees.

Version 1.0

  • Initial release.



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