Enabling PayPal Reference Transactions
Enabling reference transactions with PayPal
You will need to contact PayPal Support in order to enable reference transactions on your PayPal business account.
This unique account setting is necessary for successful Autoship PayPal payments, so you'll want to ensure this setting is enabled before enabling PayPal payments for your Autoship customers.
Request PayPal support to "turn on Reference Transactions"
Call or email PayPal support and request that they enable "Reference Transactions" on your PayPal business account. You may be asked to confirm your PayPal business account information (like email address) in order for the request to be processed.
You should receive an email confirmation for Reference Transactions within 24-48 hours from PayPal.