PayPal has posted the following notification of issues currently impacting their checkout system:
Notification: Major Impact to Direct Payment API, Express Checkout, PayPal APIs, ReferenceTransaction API, Virtual Terminal, Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition, and Website Payments Standard - Apr 01
Live Site Status Update
At this time, PayPal merchants may be encountering failures processing transactions that are funded by VISA credit cards. Our technical teams are working with our credit processing partners on the resolution status.
Sent Apr 01, 12:45 PM PDT by MC
We are experiencing a system issue which may be affecting Direct Payment API, Express Checkout, PayPal APIs, ReferenceTransaction API, Virtual Terminal, Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition, and Website Payments Standard on the Live Site. We will send an update with additional details within the next 15-30 minutes.
Sent Apr 01, 12:18 PM PDT by MC
Start time: Apr 01, 11:52 AM PDT (Apr 01, 7:52 PM BST)
Estimated time for resolution: TBD
At this time, there is no alternative work-around.
If you have questions, contact PayPal Merchant Technical Services by filing a ticket; refer to PP-LIVE-2608.
Service or Site Name:
- PayPal Live Site