PayPal Pro FAQs

What is PayPal Pro?

PayPal Pro is a payment processing solution offered by PayPal, designed for businesses who want to accept credit card payments directly on their website/form, without the need for customers to be redirect to PayPal’s website.

How does PayPal Pro work?

First things first, you need to have a PayPal Pro account. If you already have a PayPal account, you just have to apply for PayPal Pro. Once respondents place an order by selecting PayPal as their payment method, they are presented with a checkout form where they can enter their payment details, including credit or debit card information. PayPal Pro then processes the payment and transfers the funds to your PayPal account.

Is PayPal Pro secure?

Yes, PayPal pro uses industry-standard encryption to protect sensitive data of both you as a form creator and your respondents during the payment process. In addition to encryption, PayPal Pro offers fraud protection and risk management tools to help you detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. It is fully PCI DSS compliant.

Is PayPal Pro international?

It is available in a number of countries around the world, such as US, UK, Canada, Austrialia, France, Germany, Italt, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. PayPal Pro also supports payments in multiple currencies.

However, the availability of PayPal Pro and the specific features it offers may vary depending on the country in which you are located.

What payment methods does PayPal Pro offer?

When integrated with your 123FormBuilder form, PayPal Pro supports credit and debit cards such as Maestro, Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Respondents can also choose to pay via their PayPal account.

Does PayPal Pro charge any transactional fees?

PayPal Pro charges transaction fees for each payment processed through their services.
  • Credit and debit cards: there is a transaction fee of around 2.9% to 3.5% of the transaction amount, plus a fixed fee (usually around $0.30 per transaction). The exact fee depends on the country you are located, the currency used for transaction and the type of credit card used by respondents.
  • PayPal Accounts: PayPal Pro charges a transaction fee of around 2.9% to 3.5% of the transaction amount, plus a fixed fee (usually around $0.30 per transaction).

How can I integrate PayPal Pro 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 Pro to your form by going to the Payments section.

In order to enable it, you need to provide the API Username, API Password and API Signature (the credentials can by taken from your PayPal Account Profile). You can also set the payment to be a recurrent one.

Step by step guide on 123FormBuilder and PayPal Pro integration

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions. For more FAQs, please browse through the  FAQs page.

Is this service free?
Yes, we offer a free form builder service. Just sign up to the Basic plan and you are all set. This plan is forever free, but you are limited with a few features only, such as 5 forms per account, 100 submissions per month and you have to keep the backlink to 123FormBuilder on your forms. Check out our features matrix for more information.
How many forms can I create?
It depends on the service plan you are on. Higher service plans enable more features, including more web forms for your account. If you need more forms, go to the My Account section of your account and click the upgrade button. To create an unlimited number of forms, either upgrade to the Platinum service plan or higher. Consult our features matrix for more information.
How can I publish my forms?
You can publish your forms in many ways, by using their direct URL or HTML link, embedding them with a JavaScript code, Inline HTML or iFrame, using the Facebook app or the WordPress plugin, using popups, the Blogger code snippet and many more. Once you have created and customized your form, go to the Publish section to complete your work. Read more in our documentation.
How do I change my form design?
You can change the design of your form for more information. in the Themes section, which is located in your form settings. We offer a set of more than 30 predefined form themes for your forms, but you can also create your own from scratch. You can customize the submit button, the logo and more. To apply your own stylesheets, all forms come with a custom CSS editor.

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