Accept payments quickly: Adding a button to your site in minutes

May 11 2020 | Chase Jones, PayPal Editorial Staff

When you need to start accepting payments on your website immediately, adding a payment button is a fast and simple solution. Just log into your PayPal Business account and then follow the step-by-step instructions below. 
First, you'll need a Paypal account. If you don’t have an account with us, you can open one in a few minutes. 

Adding a payment button to your website. 
If you already have a website, you can quickly add buttons for accepting PayPal, PayPal Credit1, Venmo, and credit and debit card payments. You’ll need to create separate buttons for each product you want to sell. You only pay a low transaction fee when your customers pay you.View fees.
NOTE: If your website is hosted by an ecommerce platform – like BigCommerce, Magento, Shopify, or others – you may be able to add a new payment button from your site’s administration console and skip the steps below.  
Here’s what you’ll need: 
  • Your PayPal Business account username and password 
  • Access to your website’s HTML code  
Step-by-step instructions (total time: ~10 minutes per button) 

1. Log into your PayPal Business account. 

2. Navigate to theSet up your PayPal Checkout experience page.  

3. Create a payment button for each item you’re selling by following the steps below:  

a. Currency: Set the currency you’ll use to accept payments.  
b. Amount: Set the payment amount for the item you’re selling. 
c. Choose a layout:  
i. Choosing the Vertical layout will display buttons stacked vertically on your page: a PayPal button; a debit or credit card button; and PayPal Credit*, Venmo (only shown for purchases made from mobile devices), and local payment methods (based on your customer’s location), where applicable. See the screen shot above. 
ii. Choosing the Horizontal layout will show a PayPal button alongside PayPal Credit and Venmo (only shown for purchases made from mobile devices) buttons, where applicable. See screen shot below.  
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d. Color: Choose a color scheme for the buttons. 
e. Button Text: Choose the text to be shown on the buttons.  

4. After you make your selections, you can preview how the buttons will look on your desktop and mobile website pages.  

5. Click the Copy Code button. 

6. Add the copied code to the page on your website where you want the buttons to appear. 
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7. Repeat the above process for every page where you want to add buttons 

8. Finally, test to make sure the buttons work properly by purchasing something from your website and then checking your PayPal Business account for the transaction 
That’s it! You can now accept all types of payments on your website.  
If you’re looking for other ways to accept payments, you can also:   

The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, and legal advice before making any business decision. 

1 PayPal Credit is subject to consumer credit approval. 

2 To be eligible for discounted credit card processing fees for registered charities, 501(c)(3) status must first be verified by PayPal. Learn more.

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