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How to Connect PayPal Business as a Payment Processor
How to Connect PayPal Business as a Payment Processor

A Quick Step-By-Step Guide to Accepting Payments With PayPal

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Written by Adrian
Updated over a week ago

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To connect your PayPal account to make sure that you have a Premier or Business account type. If you have a Personal account, please either upgrade or create a new Business account.

Connecting Your PayPal Account

  1. Under "REST Apps", create a new app, called "involve_me" (or similar). Using these credentials will create orders in your PayPal account.

  2. After the app has been created, you’ll be redirected to the Sandbox details of the app. In your account under click the “Link Account” button under Test Payment Accounts and enter in the Sandbox details as a connection. 

  3. To test a payment using the sandbox account, you need to login using a sandbox account. To find your sandbox login credentials navigate to SANDBOX > Accounts in your PayPal developer dashboard and toggle the account you want to use or create a new one. Using the link "Profile" below the account email you can see the "System Generated Password". Use this information to login during a test payment. 

  4. To collect real payments you will need to add a Live account. To do this, get the live credentials from PayPal, by toggling to "Live" up the top right of the REST app details. Enter the details by clicking the "Link Account" button on under Live Payment Accounts.

  5. After you have connected your PayPal accounts, you can then use them to take payments in forms by drag & dropping the Collect Payments content element in the editor on the Thank You / Outcome pages of a specific project, selecting the specific PayPal account in the Other Payment Accounts dropdown. 

You can use the Sandbox account to take test payments, or use the Live account to capture actual payments.

Please Note:

  • That the following currencies are supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only: BRL, INR, MYR

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