how do I get paypal payment option on my website

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you can get a "buy now" button by logging into your paypal account and clicking "merchant services". then click on the option you want. not all options are free to everybody. i am pretty sure the "buy now" button is free. but the "add to cart" button is only for premium and business accounts only.

also, i'm pretty sure has a couple of buttons for free, you would have to search for it
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I think PayPal is an option, in fact I have a long standing acct with them. As fees have climbed for using the service as a merchant I've become somewhat disheartened. My money should be mine, not eaten up in fees. Here is a no fee alternative I would like to suggest you check out called Revolution Money Exchange. You could even add it as an additional way to get paid on your website. Here is a way for you to find out more information about the revolution!

More information on my Synthasite:
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Hi Lynda,

The first thing you need to do is register on PayPal. Visit to setup your account.

You can add PayPal widgets by using the Widgetbox Gallery, this is how:
1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page
2. A dialogue box will open, search for 'paypal'
3. Choose the paypal button that you would like to use on your site
4. Click on the Settings button (looks like a tool!) on the left to edit your settings
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget!

You can also add PayPal buttons by using the HTML widget. When you have registered for your PayPal account, copy the HTML code they provide, then do the following:
1. Drag and drop an HTML widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page
2. Paste the code (supplied by PayPal) into the HTML editor
3. Click "ok" and your PayPal button will then be embedded on your page.

You would repeat this procedure for as many items as you want to sell -- in other words, if you have 20 items, you'll need 20 'Add to Cart' buttons. You'll also need to make at least one 'View Cart' button somewhere, so that customers will be able to see the items ordered, their total bill, and give them a chance to continue shopping or proceed to checkout. Again, this code is supplied by PayPal website, click on the Learn How PayPal works link on their site to learn more, and follow their instructions to get started.