How To Add Your Custom Checkout Banner To Your Paypal Links & Buttons [Tutorial]

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I noticed a lot of people don't know how to do this. I remember spending a few hours researching this online trying to figure it out myself. Paypal's tutorials don't explain specifically how to do it either.

So I decided to create this tutorial on how to add your custom PayPal checkout banners to your PayPal links and buttons. Please share this with anyone you think could benefit from it.


Creating Your Custom PayPal Checkout Banner:

Go to your PayPal account. Select "Profile" Then Scroll down And Click On More Options.





Look down The Selling Preferences Column And Select "Custom Payment Pages"




Select Add To Customize PayPal's Payment Pages.





Customize Your Header And Logo Image By Entering Your Details.



After You Click Save Your New Page Style Should Be Visible.





Now We Are Going To Create Your Paypal Buy Now Button or Link

Go To " Merchant Services "






Select The Buy Now Button.





Create Your Paypal Button

( You can also reference this thread ( http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ior-forum.html ) and scroll down to the 4th post by CDarklock. He shows you how to create your link also)






After You Have Created Your Button Select "Email" To Grab The Code




Here Is Where The Magic Happens. Watch Closely!

Take Your PayPal Code That You Just Copied And Paste It Inside Any Text Editor.



Then You Are Going To Insert The Name Of Your Page Style ( Your Custom Checkout Banner ) Into The URL.





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Remember that "page_style=yourpage&" is what gets inserted into your url and that "yourpage" is replaced with the name you setup in the Custom Payment Pages. ***


Now You Can Take Your Link And Insert It Into Your Paypal Buttons, Customized Buttons Or Use It As A Direct Link. Your Customized Checkout Banner Should Now Be Visible When Someone Goes To Your Checkout Page.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
    Oh man, THANK YOU!

    This is EXACTLY what I've been digging around the forum that last few weeks trying to find. I've got some sites with computer-UNsavvy buyers ... and I've been wanting to use the banner to tell them exactly what to do.

    I'm printing this one off. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    One point to watch out for - the Paypal payment page is on a secure server, and if your banner image is not ALSO on a secure server (as per the recommendation on the page image shown above) your users will get warnings that the payment page contains unsecure elements, which will play havoc with your conversion. People get scared when they see something like that, and back out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Originally Posted by kevinw1 View Post

      One point to watch out for - the Paypal payment page is on a secure server, and if your banner image is not ALSO on a secure server (as per the recommendation on the page image shown above) your users will get warnings that the payment page contains unsecure elements, which will play havoc with your conversion. People get scared when they see something like that, and back out.
      Correct but not a problem. Here you go:

      SSLpic - Free SSL secure image hosting for PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    Thank you very much for this information. It's extremely useful and exactly what I needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Hey, when linking from your WSO, through the paypal buttom on your WSO page, the attached image is what is showing up.

    I think that this warning can as someone already mentioned scare people off.

    Is there a way aroung this? So that this can be configured not to trigger this warning on PayPal.

    All the best,
    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
      See the post right above yours...

      Originally Posted by Steve Wells View Post

      Hey, when linking from your WSO, through the paypal buttom on your WSO page, the attached image is what is showing up.

      I think that this warning can as someone already mentioned scare people off.

      Is there a way aroung this? So that this can be configured not to trigger this warning on PayPal.

      All the best,
      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
        Originally Posted by getsmartt View Post

        See the post right above yours...
        Saw that, but for some reason I would think that if PayPal approves of us adding our own banners then they would have a way to do it that does not affect and compromise the security of their site?

        This is more along the lines of what I am interested in, not a third party service other than PayPal.
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        • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
          You could do the same thing if you have a SSL Certificate for your site, but the service provided by ejunkie at SSLPic, would be secure enough for images.



          Originally Posted by Steve Wells View Post

          Saw that, but for some reason I would think that if PayPal aproves of us adding our own banners then they would have a way to do it that does not affect and compromise the security of their site?

          This is more along the lines of what I am interested in, not a third party service other than PayPal.
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        • Profile picture of the author globalpro
          Steve,

          SSLPic is who PayPal recommends for hosting your own banners. Their server is a secure server and the banners display fine without shoqing the 'warning' notice.

          Thanks,

          John

          Originally Posted by Steve Wells View Post

          Saw that, but for some reason I would think that if PayPal approves of us adding our own banners then they would have a way to do it that does not affect and compromise the security of their site?

          This is more along the lines of what I am interested in, not a third party service other than PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hosterbox
    One point to watch out for - the Paypal payment page is on a secure server, and if your banner image is not ALSO on a secure server (as per the recommendation on the page image shown above) your users will get warnings that the payment page contains unsecure elements, which will play havoc with your conversion. People get scared when they see something like that, and back out.
    This is definitely true just make sure you have a ssl.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Besides skipping the most important thing about customizing the checkout page (see above all the posts referring to https requirement) - I thought you can add any custom variable for the button in that big nice field at the bottom of Step 3, where it says:
    Add advanced variables with a checkbox.

    See more on variables here.
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