View Full Version : PayPal shopping cart need help

05-18-2009, 04:42 PM
Hi i am creating a website witch is going to have a page where i am going to be selling some shirts. i wanted to know how can i create a shopping cart that i can use with paypal to when they click on paypal it will go to there site to buy my shirts. i am going to have selections like color-red-blue-green then the size-L-S-XL ETC can someone please help me?

05-18-2009, 05:21 PM
paypal has a shopping cart system that you can use. I believe it's under merchant tools (website payments standard or pro options)

05-18-2009, 06:16 PM
is there a tutorial that i can see so that i can create my shopping cart in dreamweaver and have as manny buttons and selections and add the paypal link to it?

05-18-2009, 06:43 PM
actually you don't create the shopping cart, you just create buttons/forms (at paypal) that you paste into your pages. The buttons interact with and link to the cart which is actually hosted by paypal. Very limited customization is available.

05-18-2009, 08:32 PM
so how can i make a shopping cart so i can sell products

05-18-2009, 10:47 PM
A shopping site and payment gateway require a database. You can build your own if you're fluent in php and creating databases.

Take a look at oscommerce. Free open source e-commerce cms and you can integrate it with PayPal.

05-19-2009, 01:28 AM
oscommerce, zencart magenta cpcommerce (and more) all free open source with payment gateways. installation is well documented and not that difficult

05-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Thank you i will check it out.

05-21-2009, 02:21 AM
Try your web hosting provider. I got this code from smallbusiness.yahoo.com. They host my wife's site. Their free software, Yahoo Sitebuilder, is dead easy to learn, but it is tricky to update and maintain pages created using it. I am revising her site using Dreamweaver. Insert the code into an html page. The rendered page contains a button that takes you to a paypal payment page. Yahoo would have provided more options for payment, but a buy now was all I needed.

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="4801989">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">

I hope this is useful.