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If you’ve ever wondered “Can I use PayPal with ClickFunnels?” Yes, you can use ClickFunnels and PayPal together and in this article, I’ll guide you step by step with illustrations through the entire process.
Once you’ve done this you will be able to accept payment via PayPal in your sales funnels.
Even if you don’t have PayPal as your default payment gateway, you will be able to add a Buy Now PayPal button to your funnels order form page.
Why Choose PayPal?
There are many benefits to using PayPal:
- One of the biggest names in online payments
- An established global brand trusted by millions of people the world over
- Low fees
- ALL major credit and debit cards accepted
With over 300 MILLION active accounts in the last quarter of 2019, why wouldn’t you consider using PayPal as your payment gateway?
What Fees Do PayPal Charge?
PayPal’s fees are amongst the most competitive in the market:
PayPal does not charge setup fees or monthly/yearly subscription fees.
You only pay a merchant’s fee of 2.9% + 30c per transaction.
What Do You Need?
To do this, you only need two things:
How To Integrate PayPal With ClickFunnels
There are two ways to use PayPal with ClickFunnels.
- PayPal API Integration – This is for those who wish to use PayPal as their only payment gateway.
- 3rd Party Integration – This is for those of you who use another payment gateway such as Stripe, but want to offer more flexibility to your customers by adding a ‘Buy Now’ PayPal button to your funnel pages.
I’ll cover both methods for you in this guide.
If you’ve decided that PayPal is the payment gateway for you, let’s get to it.
Integration With PayPal Method 1: API
Using the API method for this PayPal integration is the simplest of the 2 methods I’m going to be guiding you through.
Click here to go to PayPal Developer Applications (I recommend opening this in a new tab so you can follow these instructions) and log into your PayPal account.
Once logged in Select Live:
Then click Create App:
Give your app a name. For this example, I’ve called it ClickFunnels:
Then click Create App:
Click Show below the word secret:
You will now see this screen:
Leave this page open as you will need your PayPal Client ID and Secret Key shortly.
In a new web browser tab log in to your ClickFunnels account and click on Account Settings:
Click Payment Gateways:
Click Add New Payment Gateway:
Click PayPal V2:
You will now see this screen.
You now need to go back to your PayPal tab and copy Client ID information.
Go to your ClickFunnels tab and paste your PayPal Client ID into the Client box.
When pasting the information into ClickFunnels, I recommend using your keyboard instead of your mouse to do so. To do this you:
- Hold down CRTL and press V (on Windows)
- Hold down CMD and press V (on Mac)
Go back to your PayPal tab again and this time copy your Client Secret:
Go back to your ClickFunnels tab and paste your PayPal Client Secret into the Client Secret box.
Then click Create PayPal V2 Account:
You now know how to integrate PayPal with ClickFunnels as your primary payment gateway for your goods and services.
Maybe you have Stripe set as your primary payment gateway and are wondering “How can I use PayPal with ClickFunnels with 3rd party integration?”
We’ll now cover that option. It’s a little more complicated than the above guide, but you manage it easily following these instructions.
Integration With PayPal Method 2: 3rd Party Product Integration
This option is for those of you who use or want to use another payment gateway such as Stripe but still want to offer your customers the option of paying with PayPal.
If you don’t have the ClickFunnels Stripe integration set up yet, please see this article: How To Integrate Stripe With ClickFunnels
Using the 3rd Party Product Integration option allows you to connect PayPal by adding one of their Buy Now buttons to your sales funnels.
If you use the 3rd Party Product Integration option, you will not be able to offer one-click upsells.
Log in to your PayPal account and click on All Tools from the Tools drop-down menu:
On the PayPal buttons option, click Open:
This is presuming you have a single item for sale with no variations, eg different size, color, or fragrance etc.
Click on the Buy Now option:
Fill in your item details on the following page. For this example I’m setting up a sales page for a Funnel Moose T-Shirt:
Once you’ve filled in this information you can ignore Step 2: Track Inventory, profit, and loss. Just skip straight to Step 3: Customise advanced features.
Set up the next page as shown here:
Leave this PayPal tab open.
Open a new tab, log in to your ClickFunnels account and open up your sales funnel.
Once you’re in your sales funnel, click on Settings:
Scroll down to 3rd Party Membership Access and click on Add Product:
Fill in the details of your product:
Leave this ClickFunnels form open, go back to your PayPal tab, return to Step 1: Choose a button type and enter your payment details and retrieve your Item ID:
Return to your ClickFunnels tab and enter your Item ID into the Cart Product section:
Highlight and copy the Webhook URL (you’ll need to paste this in the next step), then click Create Product:
You will now see that you added your product to your funnel:
Return to your PayPal tab, go back to Step 3: Customize advanced features, and fill out your PayPal advanced variables.
Check/tick the box next to add advanced variables:
Type the following into the box: notify_url=
Then paste the Webhook URL immediately after and click Create Button:
Go to the My Saved Button option in PayPal and you will see the button you have just created:
You have now fully set up a product within ClickFunnels and can now add a Buy Now PayPal button to your funnel, so you can accept PayPal payment even if you are using another service such as Stripe as your primary payment gateway.
The more payment options you can offer the better as it gives your customers more flexibility on how to pay you.
If you’re a ClickFunnels Basic subscriber, you are only allowed 1 payment gateway integration, if you’d like more payment integrations you’ll need to upgrade to their platinum plan. See my article: ClickFunnels Pricing to see which plan is right for you.
Should you ever decide to change your ClickFunnels payment gateway service, you’ll need to disconnect PayPal from your ClickFunnels account. I have full instructions for that here: How To Disconnect PayPal From ClickFunnels
If you’d like to add other payment gateways to your ClickFunnels account, I have an article showing you which are the Best Payment Gateway For ClickFunnels.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my how to integrate PayPal with ClickFunnels article, I hope you found it helpful.
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