Learn to add a PayPal buy now button to your pages and forms.
You can add PayPal buttons to your pages and forms to take your contacts directly through to the PayPal checkout. You can specify the description, cost, and other details for the product or service you're selling.
Before you start
Things you need to know:
- This article assumes you are either editing or creating a new page or form.
To learn how, check out the Pages and forms section Create, view, and edit.
Step 1: Add a text block to your pages and forms
To add a text block:
- In EasyEditor, expand the Building blocks accordion menu.
- Drag the PayPal block onto the canvas.
- Select the PayPal block, to open the block settings.
Step 2: Edit the PayPal block settings
Select your PayPal button on the EasyEditor canvas to open the Settings panel. Then select Product.
From here, you can edit the:
- PayPal account email
Enter your business PayPal account email address.
To learn more, check out Business PayPal accounts.
- Product name
Enter the name or description of your product or service. This is shown on the PayPal checkout page to your contact. You can use personalisation markers, such as @FIRSTNAME@, in these fields.
To learn more, check out contact data field personalisation.
- Product ID
Enter your stock-keeping unit (SKU) or another product identifier. You can use this to match any PayPal payments to the correct product.
Set the currency and price of your product, net of any taxes.
- Tax rate
If you're required to charge tax on this product or service, enter the tax rate as a percentage.
If you want to charge an additional fee for shipping or delivery, enter the cost here. This is charged in the same currency as your product. Taxes aren’t added to shipping costs.
Step 3: Edit the button settings
To edit your PayPal button settings, select the PayPal block on the EasyEditor canvas to open the Settings panel. Then select Button.
From here, you can edit the:
- Button language
The default language is English, but you can choose from six other languages. This affects the Buy Now, Pay Now or Donate text on your button.
- Button text
You can choose to display Buy Now, Pay Now or Donate on your button. Buy Now is generally used for products, and Pay Now can be used for services or downloads.
You can change the horizontal alignment of your button here.
- Link name
You can add a link name for tracking purposes, so you can identify the link when you’re viewing reporting.
Step 4: Test your button
Once you've created your button and set the product and button settings, you can test it in two ways:
- Quick test
To confirm your button settings are correct, preview your page or forms and select your button. This takes you to the PayPal checkout where you can confirm your details are appearing correctly.
- Full test
To confirm the button looks and behaves as expected, publish and go to your page or form, then select your PayPal button.
That’s it! Continue editing your page or form.