Add Paypal Advance to Payment Integration

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    Asked on June 03, 2015 at 01:24 PM

    How can I add PayPal Advance to my form. the only options available are:

    paypal standard

    paypal express

    paypal pro


    I need PayPal Advanced.

    Thank you,


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    Answered on June 03, 2015 at 02:21 PM


    Unfortunately, we currently do not have support for an integration to Paypal Advance. 

    But, I'll send a feature request on this so that our developers will be aware. Unfortunately, I'm unable to provide a time frame for this as this depends on our developers list of tasks. We will update you on this thread as soon as we hear any news.

    For the meantime, please do check this guide to learn more about the payment integrations that we have:

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Answered on June 03, 2015 at 02:30 PM

    Jotforms does not support it, but my question is, can it be done through programing or any other means?

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    Answered on June 03, 2015 at 03:00 PM

    Apologies for the confusion, what I meant is that it is not in our Payment Tools section.

    Which means, we do not have a current integration for it. What we have is Paypal, Paypal Express and Paypal Pro. You can check a comparison page for Paypal Pro and Paypal Advance here. I would recommend that if you will be asking payments using the form, its best to use the payment tools that we currently have. 

    The only way to add this integration to our Payment Tools is through our developers. I have forwarded a feature request on this.

    If you like, you can try downloading the form's full source code, use that instead and manually add a function to redirect a user to a Paypal Advance payment gateway. Here's the developers' page for Paypal Advance.

    But as I've mentioned, it would be better to use the payment integrations that we have.

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    Answered on June 03, 2015 at 03:54 PM

    Thank you, that clears that.

    I would like to use paypal standard, but, the issue I have is that when a customer presses submit payment, he/she is redirected to the paypal website to complete the process. What I am trying to accomplish is when customer presses submit, he/she is re-direct to a final form. From what I am told by paypal is that standard has to be re-directed. The use of Pro and advanced versions do not require re-direct. the whole process is completed without leaving the page.

    So my solutions are 1. use paypal standard and figure another way to accomplish this, 2. Use paypal-pro and pay 30.00/mo, or 3. Wait until your developers add paypal advanced(5$/mo).

    Any thoughts??


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    Answered on June 03, 2015 at 05:14 PM

    Is the final form you're mentioning should be completed before the payment is made? Or is it independent from the whole process?

    If the form needs to be completed before payment you could use regular fields to create your products list and then pass the total amount that needs to be charged to the second form which will send your submitters to the PayPal gateway.

    The following guides should give you a better idea of what I'm suggesting.

    If this form is independent of the payment process you could use the full source code of your form and use a custom script in order to capture the submit event of the form and use it to show your final form.

    I hope this makes sense.

    Let us know if you need further assistance or need more clarification on this.