Simple Paypal Buy Now Button
This is the first and simplest of a mini series of tutorials on the Paypal Buy Now button. If you want a really simple “Buy Now” button on your website, then this is how to do it.
The best approach is to use Paypal Website Payments Standard. Its very easy to set up. The customer clicks a “Buy Now” button. They are taken to Paypal’s site where they enter their card details or pay from their paypal account if they have one. The money then appears in your paypal account.
There are no setup charges, fees or cancellation charges for Website Payments Standard. There are charges on each transaction though. The amount depends on sales volume.
So all you have to do is:
1. Get a Paypal account
Go to the paypal website and click Sign Up. Then choose the Paypal Business account.
2. Make a button.
Log in to your paypal account and click to go to your “Profile”. Under “Selling Preferences” click the “Create New Button” (or “My Saved Buttons”) link.
On the question about selling multiple items change the checkbox to “No” so that it creates a “Buy Now” button.
Fill in the name of the item and its price.
Click Customize Appearance and you can change a few basic features.
There are more advanced features available but for a basic “Buy Now” button that is all you need so just click “Create Button”
Here is one I made earlier.
I suppose you would call this good advice rather than a tutorial. For some more detailed information have a look at my next in the series where I will be showing some of the more advanced features.