First let me quickly explain exactly what PayPal is if you are not familiar with it.
PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.
Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders.
A PayPal account can be funded with an electronic debit from a bank account or by a credit card.
The recipient of a PayPal transfer can request a check from PayPal, establish their own PayPal deposit account or request a transfer to their bank account.
PayPal performs payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee.
It may also charge a fee for receiving money, proportional to the amount received.
The fees depend on the currency used, the payment option used, the country of the sender, the country of the recipient, the amount sent and the recipient's account type.
In addition, eBay purchases made by credit card through PayPal may incur extra fees if the buyer and seller use different currencies.
It is very easy to set up a PayPal account.
Simply go to their website, sign up, enter your bank information (don't worry it is trustworthy and safe) and then verify your account.
Once this is done you can now add money to it or remove money from it after a sale is made.
Now in order to create a simple PayPal checkout on your eCommerce website some HTML coding will be required.
First you will need something to sell.
Let's say you want to sell a "Test Widget Component for Gadget
" for "$50.00
You will need to make up a product code like "WIDTEST
" to identify the item.
Then you will use the following HTML code for your PayPal checkout.
You will also need your paypal email "firstname.lastname@example.org
" sign in address handy.
For this demo I will add an html table around the button checkout so it fits nicely.
As you can see there are a number of hidden text fields that contain the information but
the ones that we will concern our self with that changed based on the item are "item_name
" textbox has the email address pointing to the PayPal email that you use to log on.
(You are not providing the password so don't worry).
The text above it is to simply explain what product is being sold at and where to click the "Buy Now
You can see how this works for real below:
Anyway, with this in mind you can add multiple buy now buttons with different products on a page.
Hope this helps!
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