Step by step guide on PayPal Payflow integration
Set up your order forms with PayPal Payflow integration using the step by step guide below.
- Go to the Settings → Payments section of your 123ContactForm account and under Payment Processors, select PayPal PayFlow from the Payment gateway dropdown. Hit Add payment processor to add it to your order form.
- Provide your PayPal Payflow Username, Vendor, Partner and Password. If you don’t remember this information, retrieve it from your PayPal Manager → Account Administration → Manage Users. Click on your username and find the information under User Login Information. Enable the integration on the top right corner of the box before leaving.
- In your PayPal Manager, go to Service Settings → Set Up.
- In the section PayPal Express Checkout, provide your PayPal email address.
- Moving on to the section Payment Confirmation → Show confirmation page, select the option On my website. This way, customers will remain on your website after making the PayPal payment.
- Under Security Options → Enable Secure Token, choose the option Yes. This allows 123ContactForm to communicate with PayPal.
- Click Save Changes to activate the payment settings that you have just configured.
Note: Make sure you select the GET option in Return URL Method in order for the integration to work.
Your online order form with PayPal Payflow integration is now set up. You can start receiving payments directly on your website.
In your PayPal Manager, you can create seven different types of users for your PayPal Payflow account. These have different privilege levels.
In what the 123ContactForm – PayPal Payflow integration is concerned, the first three user types are the recommended ones: ADMIN, ADMIN_TRANSACTIONS and API_FULL_TRANSACTIONS. You can find detailed information about the privileges of each here.
An ADMIN user can do everything that the merchant can. An ADMIN_TRANSACTIONS user has the same privileges as the first one, except for user management.
Now, if your order forms with PayPal Payflow integration should be managed by, for example, one of your employees, you may want to use the API_FULL_TRANSACTIONS user type. This user can run all transaction types, but can’t login to the PayPal Manager. This way, your PayPal Manager won’t be accessed by somebody else, but the person who manages your order forms will have the means to do so freely.