Wave’s PayPal integration is being discontinued
Over the last few years we’ve heard lots of feedback from you here in the Wave Community and 1-to-1 about our PayPal integration. What we heard was that our integration with PayPal was unstable, and that the service has been becoming increasingly unreliable. This was sadly true: Wave’s PayPal integration was built a long time ago to connect with a service (API) that PayPal offered at the time, but stopped supporting several years ago.
Wave is committed to building tools that give you the best possible experience, and increasingly our PayPal integration has not been up to the standards that we—and you—expect. We’ve made the decision to proactively retire this integration so we can help you plan ahead for how you’ll import your PayPal transactions.
Wave is discontinuing our integration with PayPal on December 31, 2020. We will be disabling new connections as of November 5, 2020.
How can I import my PayPal transactions once the integration is gone?
Download your PayPal statements as CSV files, and upload them to Wave using our CSV import feature.
Upload your PayPal transactions with Wave Connect, Wave’s free Google Sheets add-on. Export data from your PayPal account to a Google spreadsheet, then use Wave Connect to import that data to Wave.
Zapier, Integromat, and other app integrators
If you use Zapier, Integromat, or other integration apps, you may find they offer connections to Wave that streamline importing and bookkeeping PayPal transactions.
If you primarily use PayPal to accept payments, the Record Sale Zapier action can automatically import PayPal sales transactions to Wave, including sales tax and payment processing fees.
If you use PayPal to make purchases and sales, Integromat can automatically import both expense and income transactions to Wave.
What happens to my imported PayPal transactions?
Whether you disconnect your PayPal account now or wait for Wave to automatically disconnect your integration on December 31, any automatically imported transactions will remain in your account. When the integration is removed, it won’t impact transactions that have already been imported.
Will Wave build a new PayPal integration?
No, Wave does not plan to build another integration with PayPal.
Accessing PayPal’s new API requires end-users (that’s you) to have a paid “business” PayPal account, and we heard from many customers that a solution requiring you to pay for your PayPal account doesn’t meet your needs.