Do you want to personalize the PayPal experience for your customers? Do you want them to see your Etsy shop banner when they check out via PayPal? We can help you with that.
One important aspect that many handmade business owners unconsciously overlook is the Paypal checkout page. When you own an online craft business, every detail counts, no matter how big or small it may be. Even the smallest detail or lack thereof can have a significant impact on how shoppers view and rate their overall shopping experience when they visit your online store.
Ever wonder what business name displays on your customers credit card statement?
You can customize some elements of the style of PayPal Express Checkout payment pages, which your buyers will see when they choose to pay using PayPal. This allows you to more closely match the visual design of your custom checkout pages.
To start with:
- If you want to use a custom header image for your Paypal payment page you can make a new image with 750 pixels width and not more than 90 pixels height in Photoshop. I suggest that you place your store logo at the left corner and your business information at the right corner. Save your new PayPal banner as a GIF or JPG with a filesize less than 50KB
- If you want to use a custom logo image you can make a new image with 190 pixels width and not more than 60 pixels height. Save your new PayPal banner as a GIF or JPG with a filesize less than 50KB
Here’s how to add your own store logo to the PayPal Payment page:
- Log in to your PayPal account
- Upgrade your PayPal account type to Premier or Business
- Go to My Account page and click on Profile
- From the Selling Preferences section open Custom Payment Pages
- Add to create a new Payment Page template/style from the bottom buttons click
- Provide a name of your new template; ensure to only use letters and number, no spaces
- Visit SSLpic and upload your PayPal banner to a secure web server (e.g. https://…) address that PayPal requires
- Copy the secure address sent to your registered e-mail account to the Header Image URL field back on the PayPal Page template page
- If your PayPal banner has a white (#FFF) background leave the Header Background Image, Header Border Colour and Background Colour fields empty
- Click Save to finalize changes then reopen the Custom Payment Page and select your new PayPal Page template and click Make Default to finish.
Run a test transaction within your store by signing out of your PayPal account first. If you followed the above instructions correctly you should now be seeing your custom PayPal logo or banner on your PayPal Payment pages.
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