Difference between PayPal and PayPal Pro

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    Asked on October 01, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    I would like to provide my customers with the ability to pay via credit card, PayPal and Venmo.

    Can I do that with both PayPal and "PayPal Pro"? And what is the difference between them?


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    Answered on October 01, 2019 at 01:45 PM

    Hi @shawnbishop,

    Here are the known differences between the two Paypal payment types:

    When using Paypal, submitting your form will take you to the secure Paypal website for the user to log in or pay by credit card. 

    While Paypal Pro allows the user to enter his account information on your website or directly from your form. The form visitor will never have to leave your website. There's also more customization options to your form and the transactions on your website.

    Please refer to this guide to know more about the Difference-Between-PayPal-and-PayPal-Pro.

    With regard to Venmo, we don't have payment integration with this payment processor yet, so only PayPal accounts and Credit Cards can be used when paying.

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    Answered on October 03, 2019 at 04:51 PM

    I have a few more questions:
    1. I hear good things about Stripe. Is that easier to integrate than
    2. Which payment methods can I use for recurring payments (subscriptions)?
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    Answered on October 03, 2019 at 05:44 PM

    Actually, both are easier to integrate, though with PayPal, there are several payment types you can use. Please refer to this guide: PayPal-Forms.

    Also, both can accept recurring payments or sell subscriptions. Here's a complete guide for that:How-to-Setup-a-Recurring-Payment-Option

    Related Guide: Mastering-Payment-Form-Integrations-with-JotForm