Integrating PayPal with Softr to receive payments.
You can easily integrate PayPal on your Softr app to start receiving payments. You can either add a single button or, if you're importing a list of products from a data source, you can add a PayPal link for each product in your database, so that customers can visit your store and make purchases. Let's discuss each case separately.
Adding a Single Button
Your starting point is https://www.paypal.com/buttons/, where you can log in and choose the type of button you want to have on your site. After generating the button, the code can be added inside a Custom Code block in your Softr app. The gif below shows how to add Smart Buttons.
Adding links in a data source
Let's assume you've created your app based on our e-commerce template. Thus, you have your product listing, and each product has a View Details button, which should be linked to the item details page. On the details page, there's in turn a Buy Now button. So, let's customize the Buy Now to link it to item's PayPal Buy Now button, which we are going to create now.
Creating the Button
On https://www.paypal.com/buttons/, choose the Buy Now button.
Next, add item Name and Price and make other customizations based on your needs.
You can also Track inventory, profit and loss and Customize advanced features, which are optional.
When you’re done, hit Create button to finalize the setup.
Getting the Button Link
In the following page, scroll down, switch to the Email tab, and copy the code.
Adding the Button Link to the Product
Now, you have the button link and need to add it in your data source to the corresponding product. We are going to use Airtable as our data source and create a PayPal Link field to add the button link there.
Next, on our product details page, we are going to set the Buy Now button action to External url and select the PayPal Link field.
So, that's the process for one particular product, and you need to repeat it for all the products, creating a unique PayPal button for each one. When you're done, the Buy Now button on the product page will redirect to the PayPal payment page, as shown below.
Last updated on December 6, 2022