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Accept PayPal payments with Leadpages

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We don’t have an official integration with PayPal, but there are a few ways you can use PayPal with your pages.

TIP: If you're not tied to PayPal, consider using Checkouts—our built-in tool for collecting payments that integrates with Stripe. Learn more →


Create a PayPal button 

NOTE: These options work best with a personal PayPal account. PayPal business accounts have limited options.

To collect payments, you’ll need a “Buy Now” button from PayPal

You can create buttons by going to "sellers tools" by clicking the gear in the upper right next to log out.
Direct link to Sellers Tool

Once you go to PayPal Buttons you'll have a number of button styles to choose from that will be different depending on the type of PayPal account you have. 

NOTE: Below image is from a personal PayPal account.  

Once you choose your button type,  you will want to customize it to fit your offering. 

Click "Save and Create" to generate the embed code for your button


Add a button to your page

Once you’ve created a “buy now” button in PayPal, it’s time to add it to your page.


To add your button to a page or pop-up, follow these steps:

    1. Copy your button’s HTML code

  1. Add an HTML widget to your page or pop-up, then paste the code from PayPal into the widget. Make sure to click Save on the HTML widget before you publish or update your page.
NOTE: PayPal does indicate the above steps are depreciated but the instructions do still work as expected.  Again your options will differ if you're in a business account or personal account. 

It’s a good idea to test your button out. One way to do so is to use your button as a customer would, then issue yourself a refund from within PayPal.

NOTE: PayPal buttons are not directly supported by Leadpages as they include third party code and configuration.  For any in depth issues, please reach out to PayPal support.

Track purchases

Our built-in analytics aren’t designed to track conversions on third-party buttons like those from PayPal. However, there are a few options you can consider using to track how many people purchase your product.

One option is to use a third-party analytics platform. Many popular options allow you to track custom events on pages. Please note, however, we cannot provide support for modifying third-party code. To learn more about using third-party tracking code, check out our guide here: Third-Party Analytics

PayPal Auto return

Another option is to use PayPal’s auto return feature. You can configure your checkout settings to direct anyone who purchases back to your site or to a custom URL. It’s also possible to return customers to a specific URL for individual transactions.

You can learn more about setting up auto return here: Auto return the buyer to your website

NOTE: Configuring auto return settings is an advanced procedure. Please kindly direct any specific questions you may have about the feature to PayPal’s support center.

If you do set up auto return, you can use a custom landing page as a thank you/confirmation page.

Need more help?

You can always get in touch with our support team—just click Support in your Leadpages navigation menu, or submit a ticket ↗

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