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Add a PayPal Payment Button

If you would like to accept payments on your website, PayPal is a free option that is fairly easy to use.

You must have a PayPal Standard Business account to create and add a button.

If you don’t have a PayPal account setup yet, I would be happy to do it for you. Click here to learn more about my PayPal Standard Business Account Setup Package.

Add a PayPal Payment Button

► Login to PayPal if you aren’t already.

► Click on the Tools > All Tools > PayPal Buttons.

► Click on the ‘Create New Button’ option to the right of the template list.

► Choose the ‘Buy Now’ option from the’ Choose the Button Type’ drop-down menu.

► Add an Item Name and Item Number if you need a unique identifier for tracking purposes.

► Type in the Price and select your currency.

► Check any of the boxes in the ‘Customize the Button’ section you’d like to use.

When you check a box, additional menu options will appear.

The Add drop-down menu with price/option is good for displaying many options. You can have one price/item or different prices for each option.

The Add drop-down menu is good for displaying many options.

A text field is good for letting your buyer enter personalized text for a monogram or engraving.

If you would like to customize the appearance of the button, click on the arrow. This will expand the section so you can complete the customization. As you change things, a preview will appear to the right.

► Add the shipping cost, if any.

► Add the tax rate, if any.

I suggest leaving the Merchant account IDs as Use my secure merchant account ID

► Click on the ‘Create Button’ button.

► Scroll down to where you see the code and click on the ‘Select Code’ button and copy it.

► Go to the section on your website where you would like the button to appear and paste the HTML code.

► Logout of PayPal.

Congratulations! You have just created and added a PayPal payment button to your website.

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