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9 Easy Illustrated Steps – How To Integrate PayPal With ClickFunnels

Welcome to funnelmoose.com and my illustrated step by step guide of how to integrate PayPal with ClickFunnels.

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?

PayPal logo

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:

  1. ClickFunnels account.
  2. PayPal business account.

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How To Integrate PayPal With ClickFunnels

There are two ways to use PayPal with ClickFunnels.

  1. PayPal API Integration – This is for those who wish to use PayPal as their only payment gateway.
  2. 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.

Step 1

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:

PayPal Developer Apps Dashboard

Then click Create App:

PayPal Developer Apps Dashboard

Step 2

Give your app a name. For this example, I’ve called it ClickFunnels:

PayPal Developer Create Apps DashboardThen click Create App:

PayPal Developer Create Apps DashboardStep 3

Click Show below the word secret:

PayPal Developer Created App Dashboard

You will now see this screen:

PayPal Developer Created App Dashboard

Leave this page open as you will need your PayPal Client ID and Secret Key shortly.

Step 4

In a new web browser tab log in to your ClickFunnels account and click on Account Settings:

ClickFunnels Dashboard Account Settings

Step 5

Click Payment Gateways:

ClickFunnels Dashboard Payment Gateways Button

Step 6

Click Add New Payment Gateway:

ClickFunnels Dashboard Add new Payment Gateway Button

Step 7

Click PayPal V2:

ClickFunnels Dashboard PayPal V2 Button

You will now see this screen.

Add PayPal V2 Menu

Step 8

You now need to go back to your PayPal tab and copy Client ID information.

PayPal Developer Created App Dashboard

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)

ClickFunnels Add PayPal V2 Menu

Step 9

Go back to your PayPal tab again and this time copy your Client Secret:

PayPal Developer Created App Dashboard

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.

Step 1

Log in to your PayPal account and click on All Tools from the Tools drop-down menu:

PayPal Account Dashboard

Step 2

On the PayPal buttons option, click Open:

PayPal Tools Menu

Step 3

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:

PayPal Buttons Menu

Step 4

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:

PayPal Buy Now Button Setup Menu

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.

Step 5

Set up the next page as shown here:

PayPal Buy Now Button Setup Menu

Leave this PayPal tab open.

Step 6

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:

ClickFunnels Funnel Settings

Step 7

Scroll down to 3rd Party Membership Access and click on Add Product:

ClickFunnels Funnel Add Product Button

Step 8

Fill in the details of your product:

ClickFunnels Add New Product Menu

Step 9

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:

PayPal Buy Now Button Setup Menu

Return to your ClickFunnels tab and enter your Item ID into the Cart Product section:

Step 10

Highlight and copy the Webhook URL (you’ll need to paste this in the next step), then click Create Product:

ClickFunnels Add New Product Menu

You will now see that you added your product to your funnel:

ClickFunnels Add New Product Menu

Step 11

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:

PayPal Buy Now Button Setup Menu

Type the following into the box: notify_url=

PayPal Buy Now Button Setup Menu

Then paste the Webhook URL immediately after and click Create Button:

 

PayPal Buy Now Button Setup Menu

 

Go to the My Saved Button option in PayPal and you will see the button you have just created:

PayPal My saved Buttons List

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.

What’s Next?

So you’ve got your product to sell/promote, you’ve got your funnel and you can now accept payment for your product, what else do you need? Traffic! Without traffic (customers) you’re not going to make any sales, even if you have an amazing product!

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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.

Disclaimer: I am an independent ClickFunnels Affiliate, not an employee. All views expressed on this blog are my own based on my own experience of using the ClickFunnels software. I use affiliate links on my blog and may earn a commission from any links you click on and make a purchase.

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