How To Add PayPal Shopping Cart To Your Website

paypal shopping cart How To Add PayPal Shopping Cart To Your Website

Every eCommerce website works on online transactions. Many important factors have to be considered in ensuring the smooth functioning of an eCommerce website; these factors include the website hosting plan, online payment gateways and merchant accounts. Today PayPal is one of the most prominent online payment gateways that ensures powerful online transactions. In case your website has the provision for online payment with a credit card, then you can easily widen the customer base by adding a PayPal payment option. This option is specifically beneficial for the people who would not like to use a credit card, they can make the purchase through PayPal. With the use of PayPal’s free shopping cart, customers will be able to purchase multiple items with a single payment. This will also provide with a consolidated list of purchased items before the transaction is made. A PayPal shopping cart is a better and much affordable way for accepting credit card and bank account payments.

Here is the complete process of adding the PayPal shopping cart to your website

Step 1
Sign up for a PayPal account and log in. It should be a Premier or Business PayPal account.

Step 2
After logging into the account

Click on the Sell Tab
Click on the Shopping Cart link
Mention the name, price and other important details of the item to be sold
Preferably you can add more optional information like sales tax, shipping and other optional fields like font size, color etc.

Step 3
Click on the ‘create’ button in order to generate the customized HTML code. This HTML code will be used for adding the ‘Add To Cart’ and ‘View Cart’ buttons. You can also create your own shopping cart payment buttons by altering the HTML code accordingly.

Here is an example where the user wants to buy jewelry for £ 100. This is how you can create the ‘add to cart’ button:

<form name=”_xclick” target=”paypal” action=”https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr” method=”post”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”cmd” value=”_cart”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”business” value=”me@mybiz.com”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”item_name” value=”jewellery “>
<input type=”hidden” name=”amount” value=”100?>
<input type=”image” src=”http://www.paypal.com/images/sc-but-01.gif” border=”0? name=”submit” alt=”Make payments with PayPal – it’s fast, free and secure!”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”add” value=”1?>
</form>
This code will create this image:

paypal How To Add PayPal Shopping Cart To Your Website

 

 

Step 4
In order to add the ‘View Cart’ button, you will have to use the HTML code mentioned below:

<form name=”_xclick” target=”paypal” action=”https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr” method=”post”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”cmd” value=”_cart”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”business” value=”me@mybiz.com”>
<input type=”image” src=”https://www.paypal.com/images/view_cart.gif” border=”0? name=”submit” alt=”Make payments with PayPal – it’s fast, free and secure!”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”display” value=”1?>
</form>

This code will display the following image:

viewcart How To Add PayPal Shopping Cart To Your Website

 

 

When the customer clicks on the ‘Add to Cart’ button, a new window will appear that will display the contents of the buyer’s shopping cart, including the recently added item. To make the purchase, the buyer has to click on ‘Checkout’ from this window.

 

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