How to Enable PayPal Payments for Your eBay Business on Your Website - dummies

How to Enable PayPal Payments for Your eBay Business on Your Website

By Marsha Collier

After you get a few items in your garage or business location that you stock in quantity, you’ve got the makings of your own eBay Webstore. Don’t let the thought of this spook you. You can do it! Aside from selling in your eBay Store, you can sell directly from a website or even from a Facebook store.

In time, as your eBay business grows into your own website, you’ll find that using PayPal as your payment provider is a great deal. And you pay the same transaction fees — to PayPal only — for processing your credit card sales.

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The first step is to create a website. When you have the site up and running, here’s what you need to know about using PayPal as a payment tool:

  • Incorporating payment buttons is easy: Buy Now or Add to Cart buttons are the most basic way to enable sales through PayPal from your site. These buttons are easy to insert— you don’t have to be a computer whiz to create the links because PayPal makes that process almost automatic.

  • The fees are what you’re used to: There’s no fee to use this service beyond the standard processing fee that PayPal charges when someone buys an item on eBay. All you need is a verified PayPal Premier or Business account.

  • The procedure is familiar, too: When someone buys something from your website, the procedure is the same as when someone pays for an eBay item. You receive an e-mail from PayPal telling you that a web payment (versus an eBay payment) has been received. The e-mail subject includes the item number or that you’ve assigned to the product sold.

PayPal also integrates with shopping -cart and e-commerce software for an additional charge. If you need help integrating PayPal into shopping-cart software, your website provider will have all the information you need.