PayPal Standard

PayPal Standard is a great solution for beginners and small businesses processing a smaller volume of monthly transactions.

Users who complete your form are redirected to PayPal where they are presented with the list of items they are purchasing and a form to collect their payment information. A buyer is not required to have a PayPal account, but they will have the option to create a PayPal account on the payment page. They can then pay through a credit card or PayPal.

Tip! Our article on Choosing a Payment Merchant can help you choose the right payment integration.

Adding the Integration

You can set up this integration on the Payment Settings page—just click Payments next to your form in the Form Manager.

Merchant Setup

To connect a PayPal Standard account:

  1. Select PayPal Standard as your merchant.
  2. Enter the email you use to login to PayPal.
  3. Select which Language you want your payment form to be in.
Payment Options

PayPal Standard supports the following payment options:

  • Currency
  • Show Running Total
  • Pre-Populate Billling Info
  • Collect Shipping Address
  • Setup Recurring Billing
Stopping Recurring Billing If you have Setup Recurring Billing in the optional settings and would like to stop a charge, you need to log into your PayPal account in order to stop the charges. Once the initial payment is submitted, recurring billing is handled through your PayPal Standard account.
Assigning Prices

You'll need to assign prices to fields on your form.

TIP! Customize the look and feel of your PayPal payment form.

Integration Errors

Problem with Redirect after Completing PayPal Transaction

PayPal requires your website to accept a POST when they redirect a user to your website. Sometimes this can be done by simply making your page a .php or .asp page, but it could also require some configuration of your servers. We recommend looking at PayPal’s forums or doing a Google search for the error that you’ve received.

Paid Entries Showing as Unpaid

To check if the status of your PayPal payments is being correctly sent to Wufoo:

  1. Log into PayPal and click History
  2. Click IPN History and then Search Last 28 Days

If all of the entries are showing up as Sent and the corresponding entries show up as Unpaid in Wufoo’s entry manager, please contact our support department so we can try and help you out.

If all of the entries are not showing up as Sent, please make sure that your PayPal IPN settings are enabled. To check this:

  1. Log into PayPal and click Profile
  2. Click Instant Notification Preferences and then Choose IPN Settings. If you haven’t been receiving updates, then make sure Receive IPN messages (Enabled) is checked. You’ll also want to configure the Notification URL by adding a link to “https://YOURNAME.wufoo.com/merchant/paypal/index.php”.

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