How to Get Started with Paypal

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About PayPal's Integration

  • Admin/owner permissions: Admin
  • Paid/versioned account: Business
  • Custom field support: No
  • Partner’s documentation: N/A

Connecting with PayPal

After you've chosen which Paypal Trigger you want to use, you'll need to connect your Paypal Account to Zapier. This is done by saving a certain URL Zapier gives you into your Paypal settings.

Here is what the process looks like.

Step 2

First you will want to copy the URL shown on the screen into your clipboard. Then, navigate to your Paypal IPN Settings. The easiest way to get there is by clicking on the Paypal IPN Settings link inside Zapier and opening the link in a new tab or window.

Paypal Overview

After you log in to Paypal, click the "Choose IPN Settings" button. Then, paste the URL you copied earlier and enable notifications. Click save.

Paypal IPN Filled In

Your settings should now look like this, with your URL instead of the one shown in the screenshot.

Paypal IPN Saved

Now the connection is established! You can now continue setting up your Zap.

Note: Only sales made after your IPN Setting is enabled will be sent to Zapier. If you'd like to see real sample data inside the Zap editor, you'll want to send a fake $0.01 sale (or similar) to your Paypal email address.

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