Using PayPal will not affect how you are currently funded for any credit card transactions.

By default, PayPal transactions are funded by PayPal to your PayPal Business Account’s balance. If you’d like to deposit these funds into your bank account, you have two options:

  1. Manually withdraw the funds using your PayPal console
  2. Set up Settlement Withdrawal

Settlement Withdrawal automatically sends the previous day's transactions to your bank within 2-3 business days. Contact PayPal to set this up.

Once Settlement Withdrawal is set up, you’ll be able to go to your PayPal console and download a daily report of the transactions that were included in each withdrawal.


PayPal has many reports available to reconcile your account. For larger merchants, the PayPal Transaction Details and PayPal Settlement Report are both popular reconciliation options. For small to medium merchants, PayPal recommends using the PayPal Monthly Financial Summary report.

Regardless of your business's size, all of these reports can be used in conjunction with Braintree's Settlement Batch Summary report in order to reconcile your account.

Searching for specific transactions

When reconciling PayPal transactions, we recommend looking up the transaction details in the PayPal console. The PayPal console provides additional details that aren’t found in the Braintree Control Panel (e.g. fees assessed, net deposit amount). You can find transactions in the PayPal console by searching for the customer’s PayPal email address, or by searching for the PayPal transaction ID.

It’s important to note that the PayPal transaction ID and the Braintree transaction ID are two distinct values. To find the PayPal transaction ID:

  1. Log into the Control Panel
  2. Click on Transactions in the navigation bar
  3. Scroll to the Transaction Search section
  4. Define your desired parameters and click the Search button
  5. Click on the desired transaction ID link
  6. Scroll to the Payment Information section
  7. Locate the PayPal transaction ID value in the Authorization Unique Transaction ID field

Alternatively, you can search for the transaction details via the API.

When searching in the PayPal console, the Authorization Unique Transaction ID is referred to as the Transaction ID.