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Client Services–Installing A Buy Now Button From PayPal

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There are some times when clients’ needs are the equivalent in difficulty of shooting a layup in basketball.  (It is time for March Madness….)

It’s these times when rather concentrating on big picture issues, more can be accomplished in a few hours that will bring your clients endless happiness and, hopefully, the success of sales.

Adding PayPal Buy Now Buttons For WordPress

Today, we had the great opportunity to work with our client Professional Nutrition Therapists here in Dallas.  For some time, they’ve been wanting to add PayPal Buy Now buttons to some of the items they have for purchase.  Now it’s important to point out that while PayPal doesn’t charge a monthly fee etc for this, they will take a small percentage out of the total value of the transaction.

As a reference for them and others not familiar with how to add the traditional BUY NOW button from PayPal, here’s a guide.

First, after logging into PayPal, go to the Products & Services tab and drop down to Get Paid on the bottom left.  The next screen will have a ADD PAYMENT BUTTONS link.  Take that and it will take you to a Web Payments Standard page.  Screen shot 2011 03 07 at 3.53.49 PM

Drop down to the area that says “Sell Products” and it will take you to a screen that’s entitled Creat PayPal payment button.  One simply adds the appropriate information–don’t forget shipping and local sales tax rates– and make sure you jump down to Step 3: Customize advanced features and change the setting if you want your customers to be able to order more than one of your super duper widget.


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The next step is to create the button and it’s going to give a series of code.  All you do then is copy it, then go back to the place in your Website where you want to add it, and paste.  (If you’re working in WordPress, you need to click on the HTML tab and out of the Visual mode and paste.)

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Once you’ve added the coding, jump back into Visual Mode and then finish the rest of your post/page and hit publish.  This should put the button in place.  For ease of mind, it’s also a good idea to load the real page and then click the button to ensure it works.


This is what we did during our meeting today at PNT.  At the end of the session, they were thrilled that they had made such a significant jump.  And now we invite you to take a look at their page and products. Pretty spiffy, isn’t it?


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