PayPal Payments Standard Integration basic Guide

What is PayPal ?

PayPal is an online payment system that makes paying for things online and sending and receiving money safe and secure. When you link your bank account, credit card or debit card to your PayPal account, you can use PayPal to make purchases online with participating stores. PayPal serves as a middleman between your bank and merchants and keeps your payment information secure. You can also use PayPal to securely send money to friends and family as well as receive money from people. This feature is useful for splitting rent with roommates, for example, or receiving money for your birthday Learn how to integrate PayPal Payment Standard buttons with your website to create a checkout process that is fast, easy, and intuitive. Securely accept credit card, debit card, and PayPal payments on your website from any mobile device, tablet, or PC  

For a quick demo, see PayPal buttons demo. Click Customize Demo and select Standard buttons from the Interested Integrations menu.

Integration methods

Depending on your business requirements, use one of these methods to integrate PayPal Payments Standard:

PayPal HTML buttons — Simply log in to the PayPal website to create, and optionally customize, a payment button. Then copy and paste the payment button’s HTML code snippet to your website. Use this option if your HTML or web programming skills are limited and you sell only a few products on your site.

  Custom integration — Use the cart upload command to create a custom shopping cart experience. Use this option if you have HTML or web programming skills, you sell a large number of products on your site, and you do not use a third-party shopping cart.

Integration steps

These steps describe how to create a payment button using the PayPal website:
1. Optional Design an optimal checkout flow.
2. Required Choose the right payment button based on your business requirements.
3. Required Create a payment button using PayPal’s website.
4. Required Test your payment button integration.
5. Optional Set up payment notifications.
6. Required Manage transactions.


For more deep information you can visit official paypal developer documentation