PayPal Buy Now Button Properties

Email address
Enter the email address associated with your PayPal account here. If you haven't yet signed up for a PayPal account, enter the email address to which you'd like payments sent, and be sure to use this email address when you sign up for your PayPal account. Learn more.

Important note: Funds sent to you via PayPal will be delivered to the email address you specify here and remain in your PayPal account until you withdraw the funds to your bank account. These funds will not be delivered to your Yahoo Web Hosting or Merchant Solutions account. Learn more about receiving payments.

Item name
Enter the name of your item, such as "Green Sweater." Your customers will see this name associated with the item in their transaction details on the PayPal web site.

Item ID
If your item is associated with a product identification number, code, or SKU, enter it here. Your customers will see this ID associated with the item in their transaction details on the PayPal web site.

Amount
Enter the price of your item here. This price will be associated with your item throughout the PayPal payment process.

From the pull-down menu to the right of the price, choose the currency in which your price should be displayed:

  • USD: U.S. dollars
  • CAD: Canadian dollars
  • GBP: British pounds
  • EUR: Euros
  • AUD: Australian dollars
  • JPY: Japanese yen

Shipping
Enter the cost of shipping this item. If you choose to allow your customers to purchase more than one of this item in a single order, the shipping charge you enter here will be applied to each item. For example, if your shipping charge is $1 per item, and a customer orders five of this item, the total shipping charge for the order will equal $5.

Handling
Enter the handling charge for this item. This fee will be applied once to each order. For example, if your handling charge is $1, and your customer orders five of this item in a single order, the total handling charge will be $1.

Button
Select the style of PayPal Buy Now Button you would like to place on your web page. A visitor who clicks this button, will be delivered to a PayPal page on which to complete the purchase.

Confirmation page
Choose a confirmation page. Your customer will see this page upon successfully completing the purchase.

If you'd like to use your own transaction confirmation page, select "A Page in My Site" or "Another Web Site" from the pull-down menu provided, then choose a page in your site or enter the URL (web address) of another confirmation page in the "Confirmation page" field.

If you would prefer to use the default PayPal confirmation page, you can leave this field blank.

Cancellation page
Choose a cancellation page. Your customer who cancels a purchase during the transaction will be delivered to this page.

If you'd like to use your own transaction cancellation page, select "A Page in My Site" or "Another Web Site" from the pull-down menu provided, then choose a page in your site or enter the URL (web address) of another cancellation page in the "Cancellation page" field.

If you would prefer to use the default PayPal cancellation page, you can leave this field blank.

Accept note from buyer
Use this field to choose whether to allow your customer to include a short note to you with his order. (Notes might include special handling requests, color selections, or gift wrapping choices — anything that will not change the price of the item.) To create a message field, use the pull-down menu to select "Accept note"; to skip a message field, choose "Don't accept note."

Title of note
If you used the "Accept note from buyer" field to allow your customer to send you a note along with payment, you can use this field to specify a title for that note. You can use the default title, "Message to Seller," or enter a short title of your own. If you prefer not to include a title, leave this field blank.

Logo image
You can use this field to add a logo to the PayPal payment page your site visitors will see after they click the PayPal button on your web page. To customize this page with your logo, enter the URL of a logo image in your Site Contents folder here. To find the URL (web address) of your image, navigate to the image in your File Manager, click its name, and copy the image's URL from your browser's address field.

Please note that your logo image must be no larger than 150 pixels wide by 50 pixels high. If your image exceeds these dimensions, PayPal will automatically crop your image to 150 x 50 pixels.

Tip: PayPal protects its payment pages (including data from both you and your customers) with SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, technology. Because the PayPal payment center is a secure area, we recommend that you place your logo image in an SSL-protected folder of your web site. If your logo image is not hosted in a secure subdirectory, your customer's browser will likely display a message warning that some elements in the PayPal payment page are not secure — which could dissuade your customer from completing the transaction.

SSL protection is available only to users with Merchant Solutions or Web Hosting plans. Learn more.

Shipping address
If you would like PayPal to prompt your customers to provide a shipping address, choose "Prompt for address" from the pull-down menu next to this field. If you do not need your customers to provide a shipping address — for instance, if you are selling a digital product — choose "Don't prompt for address." If you require a shipping address to complete the order, choose "Require address."

Purchase multiple?
If you would like to allow your customers to purchase more than one of this individual item in a single order, select "Allow multiple purchase." To allow your customers to purchase only one of this item at a time, choose "Don't allow multiple purchase."

Please note that your PayPal button will be associated with a single item; your customers will not be able to purchase different items during the same transaction. Choosing "Allow multiple purchase" in this field, will allow your customers to purchase more than one of the same item.

Coordinates
Click the Coordinates tab to alter the location or size of the PayPal button on your web page. To change its position on the page along the X and Y axes, change the values in the corresponding fields. You can change the button's width and height by modifying the values in the "Width" and "Height" fields.

Once you have added the button to your page, you can also position and resize it just as you'd work other elements on a page. Learn more about working with page elements.

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