PayPal Shopping Cart

I was speaking to someone the other day who was looking to contract out work for a website because he had no experience with e-commerce.

While it’s ture that some shopping carts can be quite a job to install and debug I recommended “If your customer willing to use PayPal to process credit cards you can get their shopping cart (free) and install it yourself. It’s pretty easy.”

He replied a couple of days later “Thanks. After getting a 1200 dollar quote, I checked into other options and found the same thing. Your advice was much appreciated though, and confirmed what I thought I discovered.”

The customer should also do much better with the search engines as well because they will have static pages. Most shopping carts generate dynamic pages from databases and you usually have to overlay static pages to rank as well. They claim to be “search engine friendly”, but I have found that they don’t do as well.

It used to be PayPal meant you were working from your basement, but now it’s viewed just as “professional” as almost any other form of payment.

What is it?

When you use PayPal’s free Shopping Cart on your website, your customers can purchase multiple items with a single payment, browse your entire selection, and view a consolidated list of all their items before purchasing. The PayPal Shopping Cart is a low-cost way for you to accept credit card and bank account payments, and can be fully integrated with your website in a few easy steps.

What are the benefits?

Save time and money with PayPal’s hassle-free Shopping Cart:

  • Easy to implement – no CGI scripting necessary
  • No up-front costs – you’ll have the same low fee schedule used when you receive other PayPal payments
  • Sell with ease – PayPal maintains detailed transaction records on our website
  • Improve buyer experience – with customizable buttons and secure payments, happy customers become repeat customers

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