PayPal Catalog - changing the look of it

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How can I change the size & colour of the text (Product Title & Price) in the PayPal Catalog widget? They're huge!

What options or links to solutions exist for manually constructed PayPal shopping carts using other text/image widgets and buttons from PayPal? Note: I looked on PayPal for options to add, and found this:

https://www.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/web...

Is that the best place to start?

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Paul
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Hello Paul

The PayPal ecommerce Widgets are very limited and cannot be customized very much. The best solution to sell your products from your Yola website is our Yola Online Store to which you can upgrade at a very inexpensive price and without any transaction fees from Yola.

Even if you are new to selling your products online and you don't have that many items to offer yet, Yola Online Store is the best choice if you're looking for advanced customization options. Also, you can offer a lot more payment methods, track your sales and set shipping options, just to name a few benefits. You could try it for one month at US$10 and cancel within 30 days should you not be satisfied with it. Let me know if you have more questions.
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Hi Stefan :)

OK, one important question...

I've just been told by PayPal that a 3rd-Party Shopping Cart is required to handle shipping by weight & destination options. (I wasn't expecting that.) They also told me that whatever the 3rd party shopping cart calculates re the shipping just gets processed normally at the PayPal end (even with PayPal Website Payments Standard).

Is this correct?
And if so, can shipping prices be manually inputed by me inside the Online Store? I ask because Australia Post changes their prices regularly, and has very different shipping price structures to US-based shipping providers.

If so, it looks like I'll need to try the Ecwid-powered Yola Online Store. :)

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Paul
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Hello Paul

It seems that the information you got from PayPal is correct. The Yola PayPal ecommerce Widgets do not provide options to set up shipping. When you open the PayPal Widget Editor, you can see that this widget is very basic and cannot offer you all the options you may want or need to run a serious online store.

Yola Online Store, however, is a powerful and highly flexible tool. You can both add carrier-calculated or your custom shipping fees, based on various criteria, such as weight, order subtotal, etc.

I'm glad to hear that you'd like to give our Yola Online Store a try, and I'm sure you'll like the features it has to offer.
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Hi Stefan
Yes, I'm setting it up right now. Early days but so far it's looking excellent. :)
Cheers,
Paul
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Awesome! Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance. I know that Gop is an expert on Yola/ecwid Online Store, and our Support is happy to help, too.
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Hello Paul,

The Online Store has a large number of options for shipping calculations and can be used for Australia Post shipping.. It's a little unclear if Australia Post API is integrated automatically with the Online Store but you could contact Australia Post for further info on this: Delivery Choices API Suite This isn't an issue for average or small shipping numbers and should serve you well.

The reference for setting up shipping with the Online Store: Shipping
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Hi Gop

Had a look at the Aust Post API Suite and most of its features look unnecessary for my purpose. So long as I can customise countries' shipping rates individually or by region brackets for rates that I input (and matrix that with the physical weight of the order) that's all I really need.

I'll give the 1 month online store trial a go, and see if it does what I need.

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Hi Paul,

Do you have a lot of products >30 or just a few?

For large numbers you can use a spreadsheet to enter the products which is easier once you have the sheet setup.

Small numbers a single entry (ie product by product) works well.
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Hi Gop
Small at the moment (less than 30), but hundreds eventually.
As weeks-months will go by between each 'growth phase' I'll probably input them individually.
Thanks.
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Sounds good Paul. Good luck.