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New PayPal Buttons
by Steve Testone on January 15th, 2010

I get asked a lot of questions about SnapPages, but by far most of those questions are about e-commerce. Mainly things like "How can I sell stuff on my site?", or "How do I add a shopping cart?". Usually I take the time to explain how you can use the code box tool to embed 3rd party tools that will do this sort of thing, but the process really should be even simpler. That's why we've just added a new web block that will add PayPal buttons directly to your pages.

All you need is a PayPal business account to get started. Then you can just drag and drop a PayPal button on a page and you're done! We've added several settings that you can use to customize these buttons. You set the name of the item you're selling, the price, and currency. You can even choose a button style that looks like the default PayPal buttons (yellow and blue) or ones that automatically match your existing theme.

There are three types of buttons to choose from. You can add a "Buy Now" button for selling a single item, an "Add to Cart" button for collecting multiple items into shopping carts, and a "Donation" button that allows user to make donations right on your site. I realize that this solution might not be the full blown e-commerce store some of you might be waiting on, but for a lot of you, this should be all you need to get started selling online.

We've got a lot more updates that I'm really excited about coming up in the near future so stay tuned for that.


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7 Comments

Marco - January 15th, 2010 at 3:17 PM
Awesome!!

That's really helpful. Thank you so much Steve. I love the new features you are adding, as well as your pace.

On the other hand, I hope it could be possible to know what features you are working on. With that in mind, maybe you could try http://uservoice.com. It helps us to share ideas!

Thanks again,

Marco
rys - January 15th, 2010 at 5:43 PM
Great update Steve thanks. Hey are you guys doing any kind of affiliate programs over there yet? Would love to pass this along...and already have, www.bendirrigation.com

Thanks
helen crozier - January 17th, 2010 at 8:45 PM
brilliant steve - have been waiting for those for a little while - you make me (and my clients very happy)
Phil Landrum - January 27th, 2010 at 1:57 PM
Great to see movement in this area. My question: Would this PayPal account also allow our customers to use Visa or Mastercard.
Jere' - February 27th, 2011 at 1:07 PM
Where do I find the PayPal button to set up?
Steve Testone - March 15th, 2011 at 9:09 PM
It's a web block under the "plugins" section in the page editor.
ritikaa - September 24th, 2010 at 5:14 AM
Yes, you are very much right, you cannot open a PayPal account for Charity, if your charity is registered in India, same thing happened with me also, I applied a Charity account for my client and after completing all the formalities they just denied for the account.
I have a suggestion for you, apply for a normal account with some other website and then use it for your Charity website, I have list of websites who are doing the same thing.
You can also try some other Payment Gateways like CCavenue, but in case you are using Vbulletin script, I don’t think so that it may help you. The first suggestion may work for you.

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