PayPal Payflow FAQs

What is PayPal Payflow?

PayPal Payflow is a payment gateway that enables you to accept online payments, being a product offered by PayPal. PayPal Payflow allows businesses to accept credit and debit card payments, as well as PayPal payments.

How does PayPal Payflow?

After the respondent places an order on your form, they need to provide their information such as credit card details, into the checkout form on your form. The payment information is encrypted and transmitted to PayPal Payflow gateway for processing.

After the payment information is verified, and if it is authorized, the transaction is processed and the funds are transferred from your respondent’s account to your account. At the end of each day, PayPal Payflow settles the transactions and deposits the funds into your bank account.

Is PayPal Payflow secure?

Yes, PayPal Payflow is considered to ba secure payment gateway. They are using encryption to prevent interception by unauthorized parties. PayPal Payflow offers various fraud protection tools and are also PCI compliant.

Is PayPal Payflow international?

PayPal Payflow allows you to accept payments from customers in various countries (more than 30 countries) and in multiple currencies, including USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, and JPY, among others.

What payment methods does PayPal Payflow offer?

When integrated with your 123FormBuilder form, PayPal Payflow support credit and debit cards, including Maestro, Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Does PayPal Payflow charge any transactional fees?

Yes, they charge transaction fees for processing payments. The fees vary depending on several factors, including the type of transaction, the country where the transaction takes place, and the currency used.
  • Domestic transactions: PayPal Payflow charges a transaction fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction for credit and debit card payments
  • Cross-border transactions: PayPal Payflow charges a transaction fee of 4.4% + fixed fee based on the currency used + $0.30 per transaction for credit and debit card payments

Note that the fees may be subject to change so it is advised to check the most up-to-date fee schedule on PayPal’s website.

How can I integrate PayPal Payflow with my 123FormBuilder form?

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 Payflow to your form by going to the Payments section.

In order to enable it, you need to provide the username, merchant, partner and password. This information can be retrieved from PayPal Manager. You can also set the payment as a recurrent one.

Step by step guide on 123FormBuilder and PayPal Payflow integration

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