How do I set up Payflow Pro with PayPal Sandbox?

When testing your Payflow integration using the PayPal Sandbox, you must have a PayPal Sandbox Seller account linked to Payflow Manager before switching your shopping cart/payment module to a Sandbox and Test mode. Start by setting up your Sandbox Buyer/Seller accounts within PayPal Sandbox: How do I create a Sandbox test account?

When you've created your buyer and seller Sandbox accounts, you're ready to link them to Payflow Pro Manager. Here's how:

  1. Log in to your PayPal Manager account.
  2. Enter your Partner, Merchant Login, User (if applicable) and Password, and click Log In.
  3. Select Service Settings > Set Up.
  4. Under PayPal Express Checkout you'll see PayPal Sandbox email address. Enter your PayPal Sandbox Seller email address, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

Payflow Manager has now been synced with your PayPal Sandbox account and is ready to begin accepting Sandbox test transactions.

Note: If you don't see the PayPal Express Checkout section on the Set Up page, contact PayPal Customer Service and ask that Express Checkout be added to your Payflow account for testing purposes. Provide your PayPal Sandbox email address and your Payflow Merchant login information when creating the ticket with Merchant Technical Support.