Once you've entered a valid PayPal Merchant ID and successfully activated an online store, you will now see a new "Link" option available, labeled "Online Store". This link is accessible from any button on your website. For example, you can display a product using the Image Post and adding a button to "Add to Cart".
When you choose the "Online Store" link option, you will be prompted to Choose a Product if you have already added one, or simply "Add a New Product".
When you add a new product, you will prompted for the Product Name, Price, Shipping Cost (optional), and Tax Percentage (optional). You can also turn on Quantity Selection which allows customers to add multiple products to their cart at once, or even add Product Options (discussed below).
- PayPal limits the Product Name + Option to 127 characters. It's best to keep these fields short and concise. You can always add additional information to the post itself.
- We currently offer only one Shipping Cost option and it's a flat rate per item. It's ideal for most businesses who need a simple way to charge shipping that's easy for customers to understand.
Click "Product Options" if you would like to offer different variations, colors, sizes, etc. You will also be able to assign a unique price for each option.
Add the product and post to your site. Customers will now be able to purchase this product from your website.