Linking shop pages within one site to single paypal checkout.

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Hi,
I have read similar questions and cannot seem to sort out my problem.
I have several pages of shop products on my site. They all seem to operate as separate paypal checkouts rather that items being added to one cart only. How can I put this right?
It must be very frustrating for a customer that wants to order from different shops within my site. The site is at www.tomatoseedsuk.co.uk
Thanks in anticipation
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Donald

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don't use buy now buttons, use the add to cart button.
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been awhile since I used this option, but I believe it'll take them to paypal with their current item(s) selected, but then when they add another item to cart, it'll update the items in paypal. Don't remember if yola offers the add to cart option, you may have to log in to paypal and click on the tab "Merchant Services" then the link for a add to cart button. You'll customize your button, pretty simple instructions, then it'll give you the html for the button, place that into the html widget in yola underneath every product. However, if I'm not mistaken, each item will need to have a "different" add to cart button, so you can change the item description and price for each item. Hope this helps.
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Thank you Donald, very kind of you to help. I do use add to cart and it makes no difference. Still each shop page starts a separate paypal checkout. All items from a page are on there own separate checkout.Thanks again though.
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did you test it by clicking the add to cart button for one item, going to another page, and then clicking the add to cart button for a different item?
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If you tested it that way and still no difference, this could be a paypal issue.
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Yes, I have tested it all ways and still the same. You are so kind putting your mind to my problem it is very much appreciated. I really feel that its a yola issue as each separate shop page is fine individually.
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Are you using more than one PayPal account?
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Andrew

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No all items in all shop pages on the site link to one paypal account.

Thanks for the thought John.
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KanThaiDecor

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Are you using a product catalog widget for each page? I have been using PayPal for over 3 years now and have not had this problem.
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Yes John, a widget on each page.
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Hello Andrew

I noticed on 2 of your shops. the address seem to slightly differ but I don't know if this has an impact on how the store operates? One contains capitalizations and the other is lowercase? I wonder if it would make a difference if both addresses were set up the same way?
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Sanja!!!!!!!!!
You have the sharpest of eyes!!
I think it is resolved I have just been in and put them all the same and I think it is done. Is there any way to stop the multiple windows opening though? Can it just return to the first example of the site when it says "continue shopping" in paypal.
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Sanja, It is looking good.
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Hello Andrew,

I'm so glad to hear that it is resolved! I do not know of a way to prevent multiple windows from opening though - sorry!
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Well, a BIG thank you to Donald,John and last but certainly not least Sanja!!