How Can I make Paypal display something OTHER than my email address to buyers?

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Hey guys!

Quick question, tried to make the title as informative as possible...

My paypal shows my (long) email address when buyers click on my products. I could add another email addy, but there is a way to have a business name or a logo instead.

Anyone know?

Thanks,

Mubarak
#address #buyers #display #email #make #paypal
  • Profile picture of the author Keith Gilbert
    Look into the Custom Payment Pages on your profile page. You can set a logo on the checkout page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      Here's what you do:

      go to SSLpic - Free SSL secure image hosting for PayPal. and upload a 750x90 banner that you want to appear at the top of the paypal payment page. You'll get an email with the uploaded https:// banner location. Copy it.

      Go to your paypal button code and add the following code after it:

      &cpp_header=https://(the URL to the ssl pic)

      no parentheses by the way.

      That's it. Banner will appear at top in lieu of your email.
      You can use a different banner per button if you want. I have about 10 different banners across various sites.

      Enjoy the kickass conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitch Miller
    Any idea how to accomplish this when using DL Guard?
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    • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
      Seeking a bit of clarification here. I'm guessing the code needs to be added within the form tags?

      For example, with the following button -

      <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
      <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
      <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="2258530">
      <input type="image" src="/images/order_now.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online.">
      <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">
      </form>

      Would this be the correct way to include the code -

      <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
      <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
      <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="2258530">
      <input type="image" src="/images/order_now.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online.">
      <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">&cpp_header=https://www.whateverurl.com
      </form>

      Hope someone can advise if I've understood this correctly.

      Many thanks,

      Myles
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    I have one suggestion regarding that LONG email address, buy a 4 or 5 letter domain name and host somewhere like 1and1.com where you have LOTS of POP email addresses available. If you never use the site for anything but email the short email address could be well worth it. I sure like mine.

    ON EDIT: Pick a letter combintation you could someday create a site arount, i.e. amsm.com you could call it "A Marketing Site Mangager".
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    • Profile picture of the author $Layla$
      Originally Posted by bobsstuff View Post

      I have one suggestion regarding that LONG email address, buy a 4 or 5 letter domain name and host somewhere like 1and1.com where you have LOTS of POP email addresses available. If you never use the site for anything but email the short email address could be well worth it. I sure like mine.
      Kudos for this reply! I was going to post a thread on this today and ask if people thought it was appropriate. I was about to start in on my first site and realized that even using support@ my domain was really long. Nice to know others are using this method of buying a short domain as I was hoping to do just that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
    Sorry, you've completely lost me. What long email address are you referring to?

    Myles
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    Myles,
    I am pretty sure the long email addresses refers to ME@areallylongemailaddresslikethis.com as opposed to short email address like me@abcd.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
      Hi Bob,

      I understand the difference in long and short email addresses. I was just a bit confused as I thought your post was in response to mine. lol. I can see now your comments were directed to the original post.

      Myles
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
    Since no one has actually addressed the question asked by the OP I'll speak up.

    If you want a business name instead of an email address to show on the paypal page then you need to have a business account with PayPal. Then it will show your business name instead of your email address.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdvancedSamurai
    You can add email addresses to your PayPal account and then you can select which one will be used for payment.
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