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.
Provide your PayPal Payflow Username, Merchant, Partner, and Password.
If you don’t remember this information, retrieve it from your PayPal Manager → Account Administration → Manage 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.
In your PayPal Manager, go to Service Settings → Set Up.
In the section, PayPal Express Checkout, provide your PayPal email address.
Moving on to the section Payment Confirmation → Show confirmation page, select the option On my website. This way, customers will remain on your website after making the PayPal payment.
Note: Make sure you select the GET option in the Return URL Method in order for the integration to work.
Under Security Options → Enable Secure Token, choose the option Yes. This allows 123 Form Builder to communicate with PayPal.
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 123 Form Builder, you’ll need a sandbox account on PayPal. If you do not have one, go to https://www.sandbox.paypal.com 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.
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 123 Form Builder – 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.