PayPal Forms

June 7, 2022

Creating PayPal Payment Forms with Jotform is quick and easy. Just follow the process below and you’ll be integrated with PayPal in no time.

  1. Click the Add Form Element button in the Form Builder.
  2. Go to the Payments tab.
  3. Search for PayPal and select the integration you’d like to use.
From Builder PayPal Payment Gateways

We have a few different PayPal payment tools available. If you have a personal PayPal account, use PayPal Personal or PayPal Standard. Otherwise, you can use PayPal Business, PayPal Commerce, or PayPal Checkout.

  1. Next, connect your PayPal account. For PayPal Personal and PayPal Standard, you only need to provide the email.
Form Builder PayPal Standard Settings Panel
  1. Select the Payment Type. To learn more, see “Order Form Types”.
  2. Finally, click Continue to save the changes.

Additional Gateway Settings

Expand the Additional Gateway Settings section for more options.

PayPal Standard Additional Gateway Settings
  • Users Can Select Multiple Products – set to “Yes” if you want users to be able to select multiple products.
  • Show Total Price on the Form – select “Yes” if you want to show the total amount on the form.
  • 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 – enable this option if you want to collect orders and charge customers at a later date. See “How to Enable Payment Authorization” to learn more.
  • Require Shipment Address – if you’ll be shipping a product to the user or need an address for some other purpose, select “Yes”.
  • Checkout Language – select the language to be used on your checkout page.
  • IPN Relay URL – if you are using PayPal with another provider that needs to get IPN messages, you can enter the provided URL in the box.
  • Pending Payment Email – this option allows you to send an email to customers who fail to submit their payments on time. For more details, see “How to Set Up Incomplete Payment Notification Email”.
  • Clickable Image Preview – enable this option to open product images in a lightbox window.
  • Use Decimals – this is enabled by default. Select “No” if you don’t want to use decimals.
  • Decimal Separator – you can choose to use decimal points or commas.
  • Redirected PayPal Page Style – to learn more about this, see this page from PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/customize
  • Checkout Logo – you can display your custom logo on the checkout page. The image you upload will replace your email address or merchant ID.
  • Checkout Cart Color – you can designate a border color to appear around the selected product items on the checkout page.

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