Adding PayPal "Buy Now" or "Add to Cart" Buttons to your ads
PayPal has excellent step by step tutorials on how to create
Buy Now and Add To Cart buttons on their website.
Before you accept payments for adult related products
through PayPal, please read these two PayPal pages:
PayPal "Adult Novelties Store" question:
Acceptable Use Policy:
PayPal does not allow you to process payments for:
(e) Items that are considered obscene
(g) Certain sexually oriented materials or services
THAT IS ALL PAYPAL WILL TELL YOU.
PayPal is well known for freezing the accounts of people who
are accepting payments for adult themed products or services, from events to
floggers to sex toys.
Use PayPal at YOUR OWN RISK for processing payments for All
Things Kink buyers (or any other adult themed site or product).
PayPal Web Payment Standard Demo:
Web Payment Standard Overview:
Creating these "Buy Now" buttons is MUCH simpler than it may sound.
A. If you need step by step assistance, see the PayPal pages instructions and/or the directions below.
B. If you know how to create your buttons, do so, then copy the code (I've included the code for a sample button at the bottom of this "How To")
C. Paste that code into the very bottom of the Item Description box, after your description, on the "Ad Details" page
That's IT. The button will be visible when you reach the "Review" page, just before you click the "List This Item" button.
A. Create or log into your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com.
B. Click the Merchant Services tab on the menu bar.
C. Click the Buy Now button icon.
D Follow the steps on this page to create Buy Now
buttons. You can save buttons to use
again for similar items.
Step 1: Choose a button type and enter your payment details
Here is where you (PayPal has help links for every step):
Step 2: Track inventory, profit & loss (optional)
A. Select the type of button you want from the drop down box (if you have saved buttons, you can use one to create a button for a similar item)
B. Type in the item name and an optional "ID" if you use tracking numbers
C. Enter the item's price and select the currency you are selling it in (All Things Kink uses US Dollars by default)
D. Customize the buttons
a. If you are an advanced user, you can Customize button
b. Add drop-down menu with price/option
c. Add a drop-down menu with prices and options
d. Name or describe the drop down menu
e. Name of drop-down menu with prices and options (such as "Colors," "Sizes") if the price varies depending on the options the buyer selects.
f. Add a basic drop-down menu for selections such as color and size
g. Create a text filed
h. Show the shipping price if you have flat rate shipping
i. Add sales or use tax percentages
j. Select whether to use your PayPal Merchant Account (unless you are paying PayPal about $30 per month to process your payments, you don't have one) or your primary email address, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Save button at PayPal This allows you to:
a. Protect your buttons from fraudulent changes
b. Automatically add buttons to "My Saved Buttons" in your PayPal profile
c. Easily create similar buttons
d. Edit your buttons with PayPal's tools
B. Track inventory (by item)
a. Don't oversell items not in stock -- Get an email alert when inventory is low.
b. Track profit and losses View profit and loss report by product/service.
c. Item IDStep 3: Customize advanced features (optional)
d. Quantity in stock
e. Alert quantity. (optional) When your inventory falls to this number, PayPal will send you an e-mail alert.
f. Price (allows you to select your currency)
g. Can customers buy an item when it is sold out? Yes/No
h. Take customers to specific page when they click s "Continue Shopping" button if they are taken to an "item sold out" page, such as : http://www.mybuynowstore.com
This section allows you to customize checkout pages - if you are an advanced user, you can customize checkout pages for your customers, streamline checkout, and more in this section.
A. Do you want to let your customer change order quantities?
B. Can your customer add special instructions in a message to you?
Do you need your customer's shipping address?
Take customers to this URL when they cancel their checkout - Example: https://www.mystore.com/cancel
Take customers to specific URL when they finish checkout - Example: https://www.mystore.com/success
Once you have created your button, click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. This takes you to a page where:
A. You see a preview of the button as your customer will see it.
B. You can copy the button code.
Now, go to your listing and paste the code into the bottom of the description box on the "Ad Details" page.
The code will look something like this: