Start selling on Facebook and Twitter in less than 5 minutes.

May 15 2020 | Chase Jones, PayPal Editorial Staff

If you need to start selling online quickly but don’t have a website, consider selling your products and services where your customers are spending more of their time: on social media. Get started by following these steps. 
Through your PayPal Business account, you can quickly create and publish product listings with an embedded payment link. Share them on popular social medial channels like Facebook and Twitter, by email, in messaging apps, and more – it takes less than 5 minutes.  
 
Your customers can pay by debit card, credit card, or PayPal. You only pay a low transaction fee. View fees.  
  
If you haven’t already, your first step is opening a PayPal Business accountIf you need help at any point, please call us at 844-720-4039. 
 
Here’s what you’ll need: 
  • Your PayPal Business account username and password  

Step-by-step instructions (total time: ~5 minutes per listing) 

1. Log into your PayPal Business account. 

2. Navigate to the Sell on Social Dashboard page  

3. Click Add product 

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 4. Here, you can add the details of what you’re selling as you’d like them to appear in social media channels.  
a. Add photo(s): You can add up to three photos in PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, or ICO formats with a file size up to 5 MB 
b. Enter the product name. 
c. Enter a short product description 
d. Enter the item price 
e. Choose a shipping rate 
f. Enter your tax rate 
 
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 5. Click the Create button.  
 
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6. Once you’ve created your payment link, you can click the Facebook and Twitter icons to quickly list your product directly in those channels. Or, you can simply copy your payment link to post anywhere else you want to sell – including other social channels, email, messaing apps, blogs, and more. 
 
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That’s it! You’ve created a link to sell on social media channels. Repeat the steps above to create listings for additional products.  Once you’ve posted your listing, your customers can pay with a credit or debit card or by using their account with PayPal. Take a look at their buying experience in this article.
 
If we can help you with any of the above steps, please give us a call at 844-720-4039. 
 
If you’re looking for other ways to accept payments, you can also send a quick invoice from the PayPal Business app.
 
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. 

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