How To: Register Your Business on Flutterwave; Enable/Link PayPal on Your Flutterwave Account; FAQs


The day was 16th March 2021. Flutterwave, Africa’s leading digital payments technology company, announced that it had teamed up with the world renowned payment giant – PayPal to make it easier for African businesses to accept and make payments. This new collaboration unlocked unprecedented opportunities for African businesses to do business from anywhere around the globe.

Hitherto, Africa’s ecommerce space suffered lack of good channels to receive and send payments freely across the world. African businesses, due to heavy restrictions, have not been able to enjoy a true borderless transitioning system. With over $9 billion under its belt, Flutterwave had been able to efficiently cover payments within Africa, however, issues of payments to and fro abroad still lingered. 


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Sometimes, it is very embarrassing as many African business owners have had to beg their friends abroad to help receive or send payments, take a huge cut and then forward the remnants of the payment to them in Africa in other ways. We can all agree that this fact alone has hampered African businesses’ global presence and impact. However, this collaboration between Flutterwave and PayPal lifts the heavy luggage of rigorous payment issues off a lot of entrepreneurial necks.

It is now important to ensure that all African business owners do the needful to make sure that this new addition works for them. Let’s dive into that.

How Do I Register on Flutterwave?


If you are new to Flutterwave platform, you must register before you can carry out transactions. The basic step-by-step procedure to register on Flutterwave is highlighted below.

  1. Open your browser and go to the Flutterwave Website’
  2. Click Create Account’ 
  3. Fill the necessary columns and click ‘Get Started’
  4. Verify your email
  5. Login

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How Do I Enable PayPal on Flutterwave?

This, at the first mention, sounds like a very cumbersome process. However, it’s the easiest thing to do on the Flutterwave platform. Here, below, is the step-by-step guide to enabling PayPal on Flutterwave:

  1. Login to Flutterwave
  2. Scroll down to ‘Settings’
  3. Choose ‘Account Settings’
  4. Scroll down to ‘What methods of payment do you want?’
  5. Tick ‘Enable PayPal’

FAQs on Flutterwave Pay with PayPal

Why am I unable to tick ‘Enable PayPal’?

The Flutterwave team stated that freelancers, event wonders, NGOs, and so on will only be able to use this service in the coming weeks. For now, only registered businesses can enable Pay with PayPal.

How much does it cost to use Pay with PayPal?

To send money with Pay with PayPal, it will cost the sender 4.4% of the transaction value and $0.30

What is the processing time for PayPal transactions on Flutterwave?

1 – 5 days from transaction day. This is subjective to the location of the transaction sender.

How do I start receiving payments with Flutterwave?

You can start receiving payments using Pay with PayPal on Flutterwave by creating a Flutterwave payment link or an API integration.

Is Pay with PayPal available in Nigeria yet?

Flutterwave Pay with PayPal is not yet available in Nigeria.

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