PayPal Express Checkout FAQs

What is PayPal Express Checkout?

PayPal Express Checkout is a payment method offered by PayPal that allows your respondents to complete transactions with just a few clicks. Respondents need to log to their PayPal account and can quickly complete the purchase without having to enter their shipping and billing information. PayPal Express Checkout is preferred by some form creators as it simplifies the checkout, reduces abandonment rate and provides respondents with a secure and trusted payment option.

How does PayPal Express Checkout work?

Respondents are redirected to PayPal’s website where they need to log in to their PayPal account or create a new one if they don’t already have. All they need to do is to select the preferred shipping and billing address and confirm the payment. After that, respondents are redirected to your website/form. PayPal deducts the payment amount from your respondent’s PayPal account or linked payment method and sends the funds to your PayPal account.

Is PayPal Express Checkout secure?

Yes, it is generally considered a secure payment method for online transactions. PayPal has implemented several security measures to protect you, as a form creator and your respondents, such as SSL encryption, fraud detection and also buyer and seller protection that provide additional security for both parties.

Is PayPal Express Checkout international?

PayPal operates in over 200 countries and supports transactions in over 100 currencies. However, the availability of PayPal Express Checkout and the specific features and requirements may vary by country. Also, PayPal Express Checkout automatically converts the currency to the local currency of the respondent’s PayPal account at the current exchange rate.

What payment methods does PayPal Express Checkout offer?

When integrated with your 123FormBuilder form, PayPal Express Checkout supports PayPal accounts. Respondents can bay using their PayPal balance or by using the bank account linked to their PayPal account. Also, credit and debit cards linked to PayPal account are accepted, such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Does PayPal Express Checkout charge any transactional fees?

Yes, PayPal Express Checkout charges transactional fees for processing payments:
  • Domestic transactions: within the same country, PayPal charges a fee of 2.9% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee based on the currency used. For example, in the United States, the fixed fee is $0.30 USD.
  • International transactions: charges of 4.4% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee based on the currency used.
  • Currency conversion: PayPal charges a currency conversion fee of 2.5% to 4% of the transaction amount.

What payment methods does PayPal Express Checkout offer?

Start by creating a new form and adding fields. Once you have assigned a price to your fields/choices, all you have to do is to add PayPal Express Checkout to your form by going to Payments section.

After adding PayPal Express Checkout to your form, in order to enable it, you need to provide your Client ID. You can also customize billing settings, such as detailed invoice or using shipping.

Step by step guide on PayPal Express Checkout integration with 123FormBuilder

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