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Implementing PayPal on eCommerce Solutions


Implementing PayPal on eCommerce Solutions

Consider choosing a solution from PayPal's wide range of partners. Partner solutions come with PayPal built in, so it's easier for you to start accepting payments.
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Things to consider when you choose an eCommerce solution

Whether you're looking for a do-it-yourself hosted solution or are building a custom site, an eCommerce solution can help you grow your online business. Learn about the factors you should consider and find a PayPal partner solution for your needs.

General questions to consider when choosing an e-commerce solution include:

  • Is it hosted or self-hosted?
  • Will you do it yourself or work with a developer.
  • Does it come with PayPal integration?
  • Is it available on the platforms do you want to sell on?
  • How big is your inventory, and how much do you plan on selling?
  • What countries do you want to sell to? Is the solution available in those countries?
  • How much does the solution cost?
  • How much technical support does the solution offer?
  • What security features does the solution offer?
  • How are the solution's online reviews?
  • Can you use your own domain name?

Features to look out for in a hosted eCommerce solution:

  • Selling on multiple channels and platforms, such as Facebook or blogs.
  • Mobile optimisation.
  • Search engine optimisation.
  • Cross selling, up selling and recommendations.
  • Discount codes, newsletter subscriptions and other marketing tools.
  • Inventory management.

If you're building a custom eCommerce site, look out for more advanced features such as:

  • Support for localisation and multiple languages.
  • Real-time shipping calculations.
  • Order fulfilment.
  • Ratings, reviews, "likes" and other social features.
  • Personalisation and segmentation tools.
  • Custom landing pages for campaigns and promotions.
  • Customer service support.
  • Extensions to add more functionality.



If you're working with a developer, the following resources might be useful to them:

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