This video will show you how to set up a shopping cart using PayPal's
merchant tools.PayPal makes it really easy to sell something on the Web because it will automatically
create the html code for you.
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Video - Set Up a Shopping Cart Using PayPal's Merchant Tools
This video will show you how to set up a shopping cart using PayPal's merchant tools.
PayPal operates very similar to bank, very similar to any other merchant account where they
take approximately 3 percent plus 30 cents per transaction. PayPal makes it really easy to
sell something on the Web because it will automatically create the html code for you.
You have to set up with an account through PayPal. After logging in at PayPal, in the menu
click on the "Merchant Tools" tab. In the "Merchant Tools" section, look for a link for the
PayPal shopping cart. The link for the PayPal shopping cart will bring up a form where you
have to answer a bunch of questions; the item or service name, the item number (this might
be an inventory number), the price.
After you have completed entering the product information in the form, click on the [Create
Button Now] button. PayPal will create the html code for that button. Copy the code and paste
it into your webpage at the desired location.
After you save the webpage file and open it in your browser the code will display an [Add to cart]
button. When your customer clicks on that [Add to cart] button, it's going to transfer all the
information that you previously configured. So it's going to add that item to the shopping cart.
The other thing you might want from PayPal is to copy the code for the [View Cart] button
and and paste that into your webpage at the desired location with the code for the
[Add to cart] button.
When you preview the webpage in the browser you'll see two buttons, the [Add to cart]
button and the [View Cart] button. When you click on the [View Cart] button, it will show your
customer the contents of their shopping cart.
If the customer clicks on the [Secure Checkout] button in the shopping cart (hosted at PayPal)
the customer would need to enter their credit card information. PayPal gives you a very simple
way to create a shopping cart pretty quickly.