PayPal Payments Standard is loaded with everything you need to get paid online, including a checkout experience that’s already optimized across devices. PayPal allows you to make payments using a variety of methods including: PayPal balance, bank account, PayPal branded debit and credit cards, PayPal Credit, debit card, and credit card.

You don’t need to have a Paypal cart to process payments through Paypal. There are other alternatives such as Squarespace, Shopify, Wix, Woocommerce, and Magento. Paypal is completely free as of installation, although you are required to either convert to a premium or business account to take money for services or goods. Paypal typically charges a transaction fee. Fortunately Paypal is a platform that doesn’t require you to have a long term commitment with, so you can cancel at anytime.

With PayPal, you do not need to store and protect customers’ sensitive financial information because they do it for you. This enforces fraud protection for both the seller and consumer. Regardless of whether you are using PayPal Express Checkout or Website Payments Standard, your customers do not need to register with PayPal before they make a purchase.

When a customer reviews a product and makes a purchase through their Paypal account they are required to submit a payment method. This could be through Paypal or a card. Paypal offers methods such as Paypal balance, bank account, Paypal credit and more.

You are able to transform the Paypal checkout layout and design to match your website if you were wondering. This is extremely beneficial when trying to keep a certain design or css.

Paypal offers encryption ability through every transaction. Encryption is the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it. PayPal delivers one of the most secure payment platforms in the world. Their team of security specialists monitors transactions and identifies possible suspicious activity, helping to protect you from fraudulent transactions.

There are no monthly fees or hidden costs with PayPal. PayPal does not charge a fee to open a PayPal account. Although, the fee for each transaction is 2.9% plus $0.30 USD of the amount you receive.

In order to integrate Paypal into your website you must follow a few steps:

  1. Open the PayPal button creation page
  2. Enter payment details
  3. Add product options and prices
  4. Customize the button text and appearance
  5. Override default shipping rates
  6. Associate transactions with your PayPal account

Finally, click the Create Button on the Create a PayPal payment button page, and then copy and paste the HTML snippet to your web page.

If your client doesn’t want to use Paypal remember there are always alternatives, although Paypal may be the safest platform as it offers encryption and minimum information input requirements. Squarespace, Shopify, Wix, Woocommerce, and Magento are all alternatives to the Paypal shopping cart.


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