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bryboru

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I have a film website with one thing to sell - a DVD.  I have another film and it was it was easy to add a PayPal button for costumers to click, sending them to PayPal to complete the transaction. Not so easy anymore.  Is there a single video that walks you through the process?  Better yet, is there a human at Squarespace to talk to?

Any advice would be welcome.

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Thanks.  I tried adding a PayPal generated button to Squarespace on a page but I could not see how to add it to the page.  In SquareSpace I tried to  add a "button" to a page.   When I input the embed code for the PayPal button the button would appear but the link did not work. 

Perhaps I'm choosing the wrong element to add to my page?

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14 hours ago, bryboru said:

It was easy to add a PayPal button for customers to click, sending them to PayPal to complete the transaction. Not so easy anymore.

Can you explain why you are trying to add a PayPal button? PayPal is built into Squarespace, making it easy to sell multiple products and take PayPal payments without needing any code. You'll find a video and a guide to accepting PayPal on Squarespace here.

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2 minutes ago, paul2009 said:

Can you explain why you are trying to add a PayPal button? PayPal is built into Squarespace, making it easy to sell multiple products and take PayPal payments without needing any code. You'll find a video and a guide to accepting PayPal on Squarespace here.

Thanks for your reply.  It's the mechanics of the buying process that has me befuddled. I did accept PayPal for my site (per the video) but I can't figure out how integrate it onto a new page on my site. I don't have a "store" I have one, single product.  I just wanted to add a page where visitors can go to buy the DVD.  I have had a SquaresSpace account for many years and for a previous film (www.hiroshimaschoolyard.com) I was able to add a page for buying the DVD which included a picture of the DVD and a "Buy Now" button that linked customers right to PayPal where I have set-up all the pricing, tax, shipping info, and they could use a credit card as well.  It was dead easy to set up.

 Now that SquareSpace has a new (to me) "Commerce" function, it does not seem as simple.  I'm happy to use the new tools available but I need a video that explains that simple process.

Appreciate any guidance.

 

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2 minutes ago, bryboru said:

Thanks for your reply.  It's the mechanics of the buying process that has me befuddled. I did accept PayPal for my site (per the video) but I can't figure out how integrate it onto a new page on my site. I don't have a "store" I have one, single product.  I just wanted to add a page where visitors can go to buy the DVD.  I have had a SquaresSpace account for many years and for a previous film (www.hiroshimaschoolyard.com) I was able to add a page for buying the DVD which included a picture of the DVD and a "Buy Now" button that linked customers right to PayPal where I have set-up all the pricing, tax, shipping info, and they could use a credit card as well.  It was dead easy to set up.

 Now that SquareSpace has a new (to me) "Commerce" function, it does not seem as simple.  I'm happy to use the new tools available but I need a video that explains that simple process.

Appreciate any guidance.

 

...and if it easier to actually set up a simple "store" in case we do start selling other merchandise, it would be great to have a full "how to" video that explains that whole building process, soup to nuts.  Thanks!

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