Adding a PayPal purchase link

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Direct link to purchase goods from PayPal

This document was designed to help folks insert a purchase-link through Paypal on their ListBaby campaign. Keep in mind that's it's generally better practice to direct folks to your website first to purchase music, as that drives more traffic to your site; but we got word that some folks want to have this link available immediately, which is fine as well. So, let's get started!

To PayPal!

First and foremost, you need to have a valid PayPal account in the first place. You'll need to log into your PayPal account to get your purchase link.

Once logged in, hit the "Merchant Services" link, and click on the "Buy Now" button maker.

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From there, you should be taken to a Button Maker, which will allow you to set a title for your product, set a price, tax, shipping fees, etc.

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NOTE There is one major caveat here. In order to make sure this link will work in an Email, you're unfortunately not able to customize this link too much. Extra options such as a drop-down menu, title field, etc, will require an HTML "form". Those forms don't render properly via Email, so you're only going to be able to make a simple click-able link for one product at a time.

Once you're done configuring your button, hit the "Create Button" link at the bottom.

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From here, be sure to hit the "Email" tab! This will provide you a URL that you can insert into your Email. Keep in mind that this is a VERY long URL link, make sure you get the whole thing!

From there, you can either create a text link or an Image link within your Campaign that would direct folks straight to PayPal to purchase your goods.

Reminder If you decide to sell goods through PayPal, you are responsible for actually fulfilling orders and sending out your goods.

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