Merchant Account & A Sales Page

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Dear Warriors,

I want to set up a merchant account where people can buy via paypal/credit card. I know how to work the paypal account but dont know how to integrate a paypal account.

a. What do I need to ask my bank?
b. Which company or who or where should I go to for my merchant account?

I also want to give my readers an ebook and mp3 files after they buy. Where do I host it. Should I go with e-junkie...how does it work...

Any help or advice will be appreciated. If someone can do it at a reasonable cost let me know as this is my first test...

thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kieron
    Originally Posted by wcmylife View Post

    Dear Warriors,

    I want to set up a merchant account where people can buy via paypal/credit card. I know how to work the paypal account but dont know how to integrate a paypal account. Copy and paste the code at the end of creating your button.

    a. What do I need to ask my bank?
    Why do you need to talk to your bank if you are using Pay Pal? You don't need to talk to your bank for this.

    b. Which company or who or where should I go to for my merchant account?

    Why do you need a merchant account if your only starting out? Focus on selling or promoting your products and services and worry about the bells and whistles when the money is rolling in.

    I also want to give my readers an ebook and mp3 files after they buy. Where do I host it. Should I go with e-junkie...how does it work...

    It work so why not?

    Any help or advice will be appreciated. If someone can do it at a reasonable cost let me know as this is my first test...

    You don't need to pay for this you can do it all yourself.
    thanks
    Just keep asking questions and you will get all the help you need on these forums.

    Kieron
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Hi wcmylife,

    PayPal is a merchant account processor. You don't need another. When you set up your account in PayPal, you will need to "verify" your account. It is one of the options in Paypal when you create your account as a merchant. First have your checking account set up at the bank.

    To verify your checking account, PayPal will send 2 small payments (like .02 and .18) to your checking account, and you tell PayPal what those amounts were, so PayPal knows you are the holder of that checking account.

    Now for your product files...
    The simplest way to do this is to make a folder, copy and paste your ebook and mp3 files into that folder, then zip the folder. You can use 7-zip (free) or winZip (not free). You zip your product files into this folder so Google can't index them.

    You can further protect your files by using DL Guard or ejunkie if you wish.

    Once you have your files zipped, you upload that zipped folder to your website into the same folder as your index.

    In your webdesign software you will also create a download page - this is a simple webpage that explaines to your readers how to download and unzip your zipped folder. You also include a link to your zipped folder - http://www.yoursite(dot)com/Zip on the download page.

    You then go back into PayPal and create a "Buy Now" button. One of the steps (towards the bottom of the button creation page) says "Step 3: Customize advanced features (optional)." Click on this, work your way down the page.

    Near the bottom of that page is, "Take customers to this URL when they finish checkout." Enter the complete URL of your download page here.

    At the end of this process PayPal will give you a batch of HTML code for you to copy and paste into the HTML of your salespage at as many places as you wish the PayPal "Buy Now" button to appear.

    When someone buys, after they pay, they must click "Return To Merchant" on their PayPal receipt. When they do so, PayPal sends them to the download page you created. On the download page is the link you created to the zip folder.

    People who have not bought IM products before may not understand this "Return to Merchant" step. I alway include an explanation of it near the "Buy Now" button on my salespage.
    Hope this helps.

    None of it is difficult, it is just a lot of little steps of which to keep track.
    :-Don
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