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PayPal FormsLast Update: October 15, 2016
Did you know you can create PayPal forms with a FREE JotForm account? We know you do :)
Creating PayPal Forms with JotForm is quick & easy. Just follow the steps below and you'll be integrated with PayPal in no time.
We have three different Paypal payment tools available. You can select which one that fits your Paypal account. If you have a personal Paypal account, you can use the Paypal tool. Otherwise, if you have business Paypal account, you can use Paypal Express or Paypal Pro.
1. Gateway Credentials
Payment Account: Enter your PayPal account email address. If you're Paypal Pro or Express, you need to enter your Paypal API Credentials.
Currency: Select the currency in which your products will be priced in.
Checkout Language: Determines the language of your whole checkout page.
2. Payment Type Options
We've shortened each payment options for this article but if you want a more detailed explanation and examples on different payment options, check out payment types you can use with payment tools.
Sell Products: Is anything that has one time payments. For example, shipped goods like t-shirts, mugs, pencils. Digital goods like e-books, PDF's, videos. Event registrations like concerts, conferences, seminars.
Sell Subscriptions: Will get users to pay you recurring payments. Once signed-up, user’s PayPal account will send you payments periodically. You can get these payments weekly, monthly, or yearly.
User Defined Amount: Allow users to input a custom amount as a regular payment.
Collect Donations: Allow users to input an amount as a donation.
3. Additional Gateway Settings
These are the top three used options from this section:
User can Select Multiple Products: If you want users to select multiple products.
Show Total Price on the Form: If you want to show the total amount in the form.
Require Shipment Address: If you'll be shipping a product to the user or need an address for some other purpose, select Yes.
Sandbox Mode: The PayPal Sandbox is a self-contained, virtual testing environment that mimics the live PayPal production environment. It provides a shielded space where you can initiate and watch your application process the requests you make to the PayPal APIs without touching any live PayPal accounts.
Authorization Only: If you want to collect orders and charge customers at a later date. To know more about this feature, check this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/292-How-to-Enable-Payment-Authorization.
IPN Relay URL: If you are using Paypal onto another provider that needs IPN messages to be delivered. You can enter the provided URL in the box.
Pending Payment Email: If you would like to send an email to customers that fail to submit their payment on time. Check this guide for more details: https://www.jotform.com/help/273-How-to-setup-Incomplete-Payment-Notification-E-mail.
Clickable Image Preview: To open product images in a lightbox window.
Use Paypal Checkout Buttons: To use Paypal's checkout button instead of the Jotform's default button.
Use Decimals: This is enabled by default. You can choose to use Point or Comma.
Redirected Paypal Page Style: To know more about this, check this page from Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/customize.
Checkout Logo: Your custom logo on the checkout page. This will be used as a replacement to your email address and/or merchant ID.
Checkout Cart Color: A border like color around the selected product items on the checkout page. Here's an example for the checkout logo and color:
4. Setting Up Your Products
Enter your product, prices, and options here. Each product must have a name and price. You can also have an image for your product, set it as a required field, or make it come as selected by default.
For setting up the quantity and additional options, check this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/225-How-to-Add-Options-to-Payment-Forms.
5. Finalizing Your PayPal Form
After adding your product or subscription items, simply close the wizard and save your form to save the changes.
6. Optional Editions & Management
You can edit the label of your question by clicking on “My Products” or click on the toolbar buttons to configure your question. You can also click on the wizard icon on your question to re-launch your wizard and update your product details.
Extra: Curious about the difference of PayPal & PayPal Pro?
How'd you do? Did you have any difficulties setting up your account, products? Please share your thoughts & feedback in the comments section below.