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Step by step guide on 123FormBuilder and PayPal Payflow integration

An order form with PayPal Payflow integration allows customers to provide their payment details directly on your online order form. They will not be redirected away from your website at any point. The PayPal Payflow integration requires having a PayPal Advanced account.

Set up your order forms with PayPal Payflow integration using the step by step guide below.

Go to the Form Editor and under E-Commerce, select PayPal PayFlow from the Payment gateway list. You can use the search bar displayed above all the field types.

PayPal Payflow Integration

Provide your PayPal Payflow Username, Merchant, Partner, and Password.

PayPal Payflow Integration

If you don’t remember this information, retrieve it from your PayPal ManagerAccount AdministrationManage Users. Click on your username and find the information under User Login Information. Enable the integration on the top right corner of the box before leaving.

PayPal Manager - User Information

In your PayPal Manager, go to Service SettingsSet Up.

In the section, PayPal Express Checkout, provide your PayPal email address.

PayPal Email Address

Moving on to the section Payment ConfirmationShow confirmation page, select the option On my website. This way, customers will remain on your website after making the PayPal payment.

PayPal Confirmation Page

Note: Make sure you select the GET option in the Return URL Method in order for the integration to work.

Under Security OptionsEnable Secure Token, choose the option Yes. This allows 123FormBuilder to communicate with PayPal.

PayPal Secure Token

Click Save Changes to activate the payment settings that you have just configured.

Your online order form with PayPal Payflow integration is now set up. You can start receiving payments directly on your website.

Important Note: To test your PayPal integration with 123FormBuilder, you’ll need a sandbox account on PayPal. If you do not have one, go to to create one. Type in the credentials of your sandbox account in the Payment Processors subsection and tick the Sandbox option on the bottom page.

123FormBuilder PayPal Integration

PayPal Payflow User Types

In your PayPal Manager, you can create seven different types of users for your PayPal Payflow account. These have different privilege levels.

In what the 123FormBuilder – PayPal Payflow integration is concerned, the first three user types are the recommended ones: ADMIN, ADMIN_TRANSACTIONS, and API_FULL_TRANSACTIONS. You can find detailed information about the privileges of each here.

An ADMIN user can do everything that the merchant can. An ADMIN_TRANSACTIONS user has the same privileges as the first one, except for user management.

Now, if your order forms with PayPal Payflow integration should be managed by, for example, one of your employees, you may want to use the API_FULL_TRANSACTIONS user type. This user can run all transaction types, but can’t log in to the PayPal Manager. This way, your PayPal Manager won’t be accessed by somebody else, but the person who manages your order forms will have the means to do so freely.


  1. I have PayFlow Link, not pro. Is it still possible to use order froms with 123formbuilder? I keep getting an error saying that I have insufficient permissions to perform transactions, could this be the reason why>

    1. Hello! For this kind of situations, please address your need of assistance to our Customer Care team. Get in touch with them directly from your account or from our Contact Page. They will be more than happy to assist you.
      Thank you!

    1. Hello Louis!
      PayPal tends to blacklist some countries, meaning it’s services are not available there. This is caused by several reasons, one primary being the fact that the respective country faces some digital threats, such as countless hack attacks, or instability regarding economy, politics and even war. But I do not want to give the wrong information, so I think it is best if you address your issue to PayPal’s customer support service.
      We are a separate company from PayPal – we only provide the instruments to create web forms and surveys. Everything related strictly to PayPal needs to be addressed to them.

  2. Hi, I have everything set up. Im trying to add the payment to go through paypal. Everytime I do it says I need to have a platinum level.

    1. Hello Lenny!

      I see you are Platinum user, in which case the message shouldn’t have appeared. Could you confirm that you cannot add any of the payment gateways in the Payments section?

      Regarding live chat, our Support Team is online from 9 AM to 12:30 AM (GMT+2). You could also leave a message at and a support representative will reply as soon as possible.


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