123 Form Builder provides a very simple way to receive payments with your own PayPal form. You will be able to accept donations, orders, and subscription fees in no time. Just follow the steps below to set up the PayPal integration for your form.
1. Click New Form from your account dashboard and start creating your payment form.
You can use choice fields (single/multiple choice and dropdown lists) to display the products on sale. Add a Price field or a Number field if you wish to let customers specify the amount they want to pay. With 123 Form Builder, you can also create subscription forms for newsletters and other services.
2. In your Form Editor, scroll the left panel to the E-Commerce section and select PayPal as the payment gateway.
3. Next, you have to enter your PayPal email address and choose your preferred language from the dropdown list. Afterward, hit the Enable button to connect your account.
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 email address of your sandbox account instead of the live account and tick the Use sandbox option on the bottom page.
4. Set the payment details – choose the currency, assign prices and perform calculations taking into account taxes or discounts, if applied. Read this article for more details on how to set up the payment details.
If you want to enable recurrent payment on your PayPal payment form, tick the option Use recurrent payment. If you want to create a donation form, tick the second checkbox – Payment represents a donation. Furthermore, the payment summary from your form is sent to PayPal’s order summary page. If you want to remove it from the page, simply uncheck the Use detailed invoice box from the PayPal billing options. The feature is not available if you use recurrent payment on the form.
Important NoteDonation forms cannot be set as recurrent, therefore the two options are incompatible and cannot be used together.
Once form users select their preferred products and/or services from the PayPal payment form and submit it, they are redirected to PayPal to perform the transaction. After that, they receive the confirmation message you have created in the forms Thank you Page section.
If you want to send additional information to the transaction page, enable the Use shipping options and match form fields with PayPal fields. Therefore, if your buyers do not own a PayPal account, they will not need to type in their information again. The fields will be prefilled with the data they submitted on the form.