A lot of people use PayPal buttons to sell products, services, subscriptions, and even collect donations. The problem is the PayPal button style is outdated and rarely matches up with the design of your website. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your own website styling and still send people to PayPal for payments? Well…you can! Most people just don’t know how. PayPal has an option with their buttons where you can get a link to point to from a web page or email.
Here’s a quick 5-step guide on how to get a PayPal button URL instead of button code.
1. Login to PayPal.
2. Click Profile, and then go to Profile and settings.
3. Select My selling tools and click the Update link next to “PayPal buttons”.
4. If you already have a button, click Action next to it and then select the drop down option labeled View code. If you don’t have a button, click Create new button, choose your button settings, and click Create Button.
5. Click the tab labeled Email, and that will show your PayPal button URL. From there you can copy/paste the URL into an email or add it to your website using a link or custom designed button.
You’re all done! Hopefully this was helpful. Keep in mind that PayPal will probably change the way some of these pages look over time, so if these instructions are out dated by the time you read this please contact us to let us know and we’ll get it updated. Otherwise, enjoy collecting money with PayPal without the stigma of an old looking button pointing there!