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Getting The Most Out Of Your Website with PayPal

The UENI Content Team
by The UENI Content Team
Published on 1 September, 2020
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

One of the most important things that any commercial website needs to keep in mind is sales, and nothing raises red flags faster for customers than unsecured sales. People want to know their card information and other details are safe, and that they have some recourse if things go wrong.

For shop owners, having a reliable way to take payments is essential. That’s why we offer PayPal integration with our websites, and for our Premium customers, our full shopping cart can be integrated with PayPal as well to provide everyone with a proven, tested payment solution.

Keep in Mind: while we use PayPal for our payment gateway on the pages we provide to our clients, your buyers do not have to have a PayPal account to buy from your page.

Your customers can pay with a card by opting to “check out as guest” once they have started the check out process.

Set up PayPal & Configuring Payments

Set Up Paypal

To set up a PayPal account for your business, log in to the Editor on your UENI Hub and click on “Settings”, then “Connect With Paypal”:

This will bring you to a PayPal login where you can either sign in with your existing your account or create a new one (don’t worry: creating a PayPal account is free).

If you don’t want to continue, you can push “cancel and return to UENI Payments Checker” to return to the Editor.

Once you’ve entered your credentials, you will be brought back to the Editor and you should see this pop-up telling you that your PayPal email is now connected to your UENI page:

Now your page is ready to start taking payments, but there are a couple more things you need to do in order to configure it to work with your Shopping Cart.

Why is this important? Because this will allow people to make one transaction for everything, rather than having to buy everything that they want from your page separately.

Configuring Payments for Shopping Cart

First, head back to Settings.

This time you’ll want to click on Shopping Cart, and click the toolbar. The bar will immediately turn green, indicating that the feature is now switched on. Once that’s turned on, you’ll want to click on Payment Methods:

Where you will have the option of adding the following four payment methods:

  • PayPal
  • Master Card (card payment)
  • Visa (card payment)
  • Cash

The card payment options will be available by default if you have PayPal enabled.

If you want to accept cash payments upon collection or delivery by checking the Pay at pick-up/delivery, and if you want to add any notes about payments, you’ll be able to add them under Payment Notes as seen here:

All of this information will be available to your customers in your Merchant Policies section, which can be accessed by your customers in their Shopping Cart prior to checkout.

Pick Up, Delivery, Place an Order and Buy Now

Once your Merchant Policies are in place and your options set how you’d like, your customers will be able to choose between pickup or delivery (if you have enabled local pickup).

Then, once they have provided you with their contact details – in order for you to properly ship their item – they will be able to choose whether to pay with Cash or Card (via PayPal).

Cash Payments will be accompanied by a “Place Your Order” button and PayPal Payments will show “Buy Now”, as you can see below:

If they buy through PayPal, they will either log in to their own PayPal Account or, if they don’t have one, they should select Check Out As Guest to complete the process, where they can pay with a Credit, or Debit card.

To ensure everything is working correctly, the easiest way to make sure it will work for your clients is to place a test order with your business. Go through all the steps as if you were one of your customers, and see if there’s anything you would change – if it’s annoying for you, it’s probably annoying for your clients as well.

After a successful order, you will receive a notification in your Hub as well as an email confirmation with all the details.

The UENI Content Team
The UENI Content Team
The UENI Content Team are a squad of Digital Content Specialists who are committed to helping get small businesses online. We speak over six languages, hail from four different continents, and have helped thousands of businesses all over the world boost their visibility and sales by getting online the right way.

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