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    Is it possible to accept credit card payments with PayPal Website Payment Standard account using paypal form?

    Asked by artamon on January 23, 2012 at 03:36 AM

    As I know the PayPal Website Paymets Standard allows to accept credit card payments with redirecting to PayPal procesing page.  PayPal Pro form works only with user API and PayPal (aka standard) form works only with PayPal account not with credit cards.  Is it possible to accept credit card payments with PayPal Website PAyments Standard account using andy PayPal form?


    Thanks in advance

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    Answered by allanftd on January 23, 2012 at 08:15 AM

    Hi artamon,

    Our short answer is Yes. Our long answer is you can set up a JotForm form integrated with a Paypal Website Payment Standard account if you have one, and you can also set up another JotForm form with a Paypal Pro account integrated to receive payments. But you cannot have both Paypal accounts in the same form since you can only have one payment tool integrated per form.

    To setup a form with Paypal integration, please visit this help page - http://www.jotform.com/help/50-PayPal-Forms

    We hope we understood your concern correctly. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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    Answered by artamon on January 23, 2012 at 08:47 AM

    Hi, allanftd

    Thanks for your reply.

    The main issue is to generate a paypal form which allows to accept credit card payments without PayPal Pro account (I do not have to accept payments at my website).   Website payments standard account allows this option with redirecting to PayPal page. When I'm trying to integrate PayPal (aka standard) form there is only one way to collect payment - using paypal account, not credit card. When I integrate PayPal Pro form I need an API user name and password which I do not have and do not need to have. 

    So, generally the question is - can I accept credit card payments without PayPal Pro account? 


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    Answered by liyam on January 23, 2012 at 09:13 AM

    The direct answer is no, there are no fields for entering the credit card information on using the standard Paypal account. 

    But alternatively, if the user paying has his own Paypal account, he can simply log in and choose whether he pays via Paypal balance or credit card charging (provided that the credit card that the payor uses is registered in his Paypal account).  This means that as long as the user pays you via his Paypal account, it does not matter if he uses his credit card or his own balance, it will transfer the money to you.