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    The possibility of adding Paypal API Parameters for Paypal Payments

    Asked by asccombaillaux on December 02, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Hi,

    Is it possible to integrate in your Paypal Api's the following parameters, as given by PayPal support:

    solution_type=Sole
    landing_page=Billing

    Our obejctives is when redirected to PayPal site by JotForm we enter directly in the option payement without PayPal account.

    Theses details can be seen on site www.paypal.com/mts

    I want to use this option as in France I cannot use the "PayPal Pro" API options which allow to pay directly with a Credit Card without entering the PayPal site.

    Here attached PayPal Pro error when trying to pay directly with Credit Card, which according to PayPal support is not provided for France.

    Thanks for your help and support.

    Regards,

    Georges

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    paypal Paypal API API Parameters Paypal form paypal payment
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    Answered by Shadae on December 02, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Hi asccombaillaux,

    When using our PayPal integration, instead of our PayPal Pro integration it will redirect your user to the paying without a paypal account.

    You would just need to delete the current PayPal Pro integration from your form. When asked if you would like to keep your products, you would select yes. Then you would add the PayPal integration.

    With the PayPal integration, you would not need an API just the email address associated with your PayPal account.

    I hope this helps, please inform us if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by asccombaillaux on December 02, 2014 at 04:58 PM

    Hi Shadae,

    My customer usually do not have PayPal account and will not be wishing to create one only for paying 10€, but we are using on the market side a paypal account because based on the number of transactions we will be having we considered PayPal solution as the less costly for us.

    So we want our payment to go trough PayPal site but opting directly for the option "Paying without Paypal Account" and that is where paypal support told su that in the API we would need the parameters:
    solution_type=Sole
    landing_page=Billing

    The solution you proposed using only PayPal is requring a PayPal account for the customer to pay and this want we want to avoid.

    Regards,

    Georges

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    Answered by asccombaillaux on December 02, 2014 at 06:02 PM

    Hi Shadae,

    I checked the PayPal Express API and I think it could answer our requirements assuming you can pass the folowing parameters o the API:
    solution_type=Sole
    landing_page=Billing

    Is there any way I can do iy by myself?
    If not how long would it take to get this feature enabled.

    You will find here attached a screen capture of the Paypal options I want to enter:

    Which woul lead to the following screen

     

    Best Regards

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 02, 2014 at 06:04 PM

    Hi Georges,

    Your customers have the option to Pay without creating an account. They just need to select Pay with Debit or Credit Card when being redirected to the Paypal Payment Page:

    In the screenshot, you'll see that  saving information or creating an account to Paypal is optional. Your customers can just pay without creating an account.

    Thank you!

     

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    Answered by asccombaillaux on December 02, 2014 at 06:08 PM

    Hi Melvin,

    I know that my customer can do it as you mentionned but I want to avoid him being lost in an extra screen and according to PayPal technical support if within the API we pass these 2 parameters:
    solution_type=Sole
    landing_page=Billing
    they would be directed directly toward payment screen without PayPal account.

    This is important as we can easily lose a customer here in France where PayPal is not widespread.

    Thanks for your understandings.

    Georges

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 02, 2014 at 06:48 PM

    Hi Georges,

    I understand. Thank you for the clarification. Let me forward this thread to our developers as a feature request. We can't promise any timeframe for this, but if there are updates, you should know it via this thread.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by asccombaillaux on December 03, 2014 at 03:38 AM

    Hi Welvin,

    Thanks for considering my request.

    Iin the modification of the API set-up you might consider as well the possibility to pass over to PayPal form some valuable data already entered on the JotForm side such as:
    first_name
    last_name
    billing coordinates
    The sending or not would be selected at end-user JotForm design API set-up as for conditionals set-up.

    If I had been able to use PayPal pro I was passing over this information to credit carf form of the APPI using php variables.

    Best Regards,
    Georges

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on December 03, 2014 at 09:31 AM

    Hi Georges,

    I see that my colleague has already escalated this to our developers and technical team. We will take note of the additional API modification that you have mentioned. Please do take note that we're unable to provide an exact date to when this will be considered or implemented, but rest assure that our developers are already aware of this.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by asccombaillaux on December 03, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Hi Charlie,

    Thnaks to You and Welvin for having escalted my requirements, I understand that you cannot deliver any time line or acceptance yet.

    Best Regards,

    Georges