SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 20, 2005–PayPal today expanded its Web
services offering by introducing a new software development kit (SDK) to help
developers more easily integrate with the PayPal platform. Available as a free
download to members of the PayPal Developer Network, the SDK supports PayPal’s
application programming interfaces (APIs), including seven new APIs required to
integrate PayPal’s new product for small to medium sized businesses, Website Payments
Website Payments Pro features two payment functions that require Web services
integration with the PayPal platform: Express Checkout and Direct Payments. It
also features a series of new tools that make it easier for merchants to authorize
and settle payments according to their own business requirements. The new SDK
provides developers with access to the seven new APIs that support integration
of these products: SetExpressCheckout, GetExpressCheckoutDetails DoExpressCheckoutPayment,
DoDirectPayment, DoReauthorization, DoVoid, and DoCapture.
“As more SMBs choose PayPal as their online payment method, they will need
developers to help them integrate the required APIs,” said Dave Nielsen,
manager of PayPal Developer Network (PDN). “PayPal gives developers and solution
providers a tremendous business opportunity to integrate merchants into the PayPal
platform — and also to build new, innovative e-commerce applications that don’t
The PayPal SDK can be downloaded at http://www.paypal.com/sdk.
It includes sample code and applications for PayPal Web Services. PayPal Web Services
are based on open standards, supporting Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and
Web Services Description Language (WSDL).
The PayPal Developer Network (PDN) enables merchants and developers to quickly
and easily add eCommerce capabilities to their Web sites and applications. PDN
provides its more than 300,000 members with a wide range of tools and resources
for developing solutions that incorporate PayPal’s secure and cost-effective payment
service. For more information and to join PDN, visit http://www.paypal.com/pdn.
PayPal, an eBay company, enables any individual or business with an email address
to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal’s service
builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards
and utilizes the world’s most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to
create a safe, global, real-time payment solution. Founded in 1998, PayPal has
more than 71.8 million accounts and is available to users in 56 countries around
the world. More information about the company can be found at https://www.paypal.com.