To test Payflow Link or Paypal Advanced, you will need to set up two PayPal Sandbox accounts (one to simulate you, as the merchant, and one to simulate a buyer) and a test Payflow Link/Paypal Advanced account. To set up these accounts, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to PayPal Sandbox and sign in. If you do not have an account, click Sign Up, and follow the instructions given.

  2. Click Create a preconfigured account.

  3. Set Account Type to Seller.

  4. Make a note of the password that is generated for you in the Password box, or replace it with a password of your choice.

  5. Click Create Account. A new Sandbox account will be created, and will be shown on the Test Accounts page. Make a note of the email address generated. This will be your test merchant account.

  6. Click Home, then repeat steps 2-5. On step 3, set Account Type to Buyer. This will be your test buyer account.

  7. Create a test Payflow Link/Paypal Advanced account by going to the link and following the registration process. When you reach the Next Steps page, your account is created.

  8. Log in to your new account at PayPal Manager. Log in with the following credentials:

    • Partner: PayPal

    • Merchant Login: The Merchant Login that you chose in step 7

    • User: Leave blank

    • Password: The password that you chose in step 7

  9. Click Service Settings.

  10. Under Hosted Checkout Pages, click Set Up.

  11. In the PayPal Sandbox email address box, enter the email address of your Sandbox merchant account (from step 5).

  12. Click Save Changes.