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Put PayPal's powerful features to work for your custom, online storefront. Develop basic HTML samples of dynamically generated code to build your customers' checkout experience. Use robust reporting and shipping tools to track and manage your business processes. PayPal makes it easy for your business to go online and succeed.


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PayPal Payments Standard Integration Guide
Find out how to fully implement PayPal features into your website.
Accept Payments Now
Open a PayPal Business account.
Log in and create a Website Payments button from the Merchant Services tab
Start accepting online payments by pasting the customized HTML button code onto your website.
Level of Difficulty Easy Intermediate Advanced
 Accepting Payments
 Selling From Your Website
 PayPal Shopping Cart Let your customers browse your store, choose and track items, and check out with one payment.
 Buy Now and Donation Buttons Create item-specific buttons to place on your website or in your emails.
 Subscriptions and Recurring Payments Accept recurring payments with flexible automated billing.
 Custom Payment Pages Make your customer checkout seamless by adding your colors and logo.
 Auto Return For more upsell opportunities, bring your buyers back to your site immediately after they pay.
 Invoicing Your Customers Via Email

 PayPal Invoicing Send professional, detailed invoices via email.
 Request Money Request money easily from anyone with an email address in 203 countries that accept PayPal.
 Payment Request Wizard for Outlook Put payment buttons in your Outlook or Outlook Express email messages.
 Selling and Invoicing

 PayPal Account Optional Make signing up for a PayPal account optional for your buyers.
 Multiple Currencies 
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Euros
  • British Pounds
  • U.S. Dollars
  • Japanese Yen
  • Australian Dollars
  • New Zealand Dollars
  • Swiss Francs
  • Hong Kong Dollars
  • Singapore Dollars
  • Swedish Kronor
  • Danish Kroner
  • Polish Zlotys
  • Norwegian Kroner
  • Hungarian Forints
  • Czech Koruny
  • Israeli Shekels
  • Mexican Pesos
  • Brazilian Real (only for Brazilian members)
  • Malaysian Ringgits (only for Malaysian members)
  • Philippine Pesos
  • New Taiwan Dollars
  • Thai Baht
  • TRY for Turkish Liras (only for Turkish members)
  • Russian Ruble
  • Indian Rupees (only for Indian members)
 Analyzing Your Business With Reporting Tools
 Transaction History View Monthly Account Statements, and search and track transactions.
 Downloadable History Log Download transactions into Quicken or QuickBooks formats.
 Monthly Account Statements View or download a monthly summary of credits and debits that affect your account balance.
 Settlement and Reconciliation Automatically settle PayPal payments and perform daily reconciliations.
 Shipping and Charging Tax
 Shipping Center With U.S. Postal Service and UPS Easily manage your shipping. PayPal has teamed with the U.S. Postal Service and UPS to provide integrated services.
 Shipping Calculator Set your shipping, handling and tax amount.
 Tax Calculator Automatically collect sales tax for Website Payments.
 Managing Payments and Your Account
 Multi-User Access Allow your employees secure log-in access to necessary parts of your online business.
 Integrating Your Back-End Process
 Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Get automatic notifications when you receive a payment; maintain fulfillment and update your inventory.
 Payment Data Transfer Receive notification and details of successful transactions as they are made.
 PayPal Web Services Get a developer certificate, automate your payment processing, and build new e-commerce applications.
 Sandbox Test your Website Payments, Instant Payment Notification (IPN), and APIs in a self-contained environment.