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    How to use Paypal Sandbox or a testing account?

    Asked by sclark05 on February 25, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    I'm developing a site and wondering how to use a test Paypal sandbox account while in site development.

    paypal sandbox sandbox how to use site
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    Answered by jefreylandicho on February 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    To use a PayPal sandbox account, you will need to use PayPal sandbox generated email address for receiving payment and use the generated Buyer PayPal email account for buying items.

    The only difference is you will be using a generated email address by your PayPal sanbox account Instead of using a real PayPal address when purchasing and receiving payment..

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    Answered by milbra on May 28, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    For someone who is just beginning to deal with PayPal, could you explain what Paypal sandboxis and what it's used for?

    Thanks

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    Answered by ashwin_d on May 29, 2014 at 04:03 AM

    Hello Milbra,

    The PayPal Sandbox is an environment within which you can prototype and test PayPal integrated form. You can test your form and make dummy payments as well. The PayPal Sandbox is an almost identical copy of the live PayPal payment system.

    You can enable the Paypal sandbox by clicking on the gear icon of your paypal payment question and then clicking on the "Show Properties". Please check the screenshot below:

    Hope this answers your query.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by milbra on June 01, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Is all I have to do is set Sandbox Mode to Enable then submit my form?  Do I have to do anything in PayPal?

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    Answered by ashwin_d on June 02, 2014 at 02:26 AM

    Hello milbra,

    No, enabling just the sandbox mode will not be sufficient. You will have to signup for a PayPal Sandbox account by clicking on the following URL:  https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/

    Then use this email address to make the PayPal payments. The following guide should help you:

    https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/lifecycle/sb_about-accounts/

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by ScuolaItaliana on November 24, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    I have done the above: Enabled Sandbox mode on my payment question and I have a sandbox email and password.  When I test the form it goes to paypal login screen with the required dollar amount.  PayPal will not log me in using my snadbox email and password.  I have changed the password to be sure I was using the correct one with no result.  What am I doing wrong?
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    Answered by Ben on November 24, 2015 at 02:24 PM

    Since this is an old thread, I have moved your question to a new thread here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/711189 where we will be assisting you shortly.

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    Answered by PhoenixAcademy on February 06, 2016 at 09:53 AM

    ashwin_d, this works great!  Thanks for providing the information.