If you’re purchasing a product from my WP e-Commerce powered Shop you’ll now notice my logo prominently displayed in the header area on the final PayPal Checkout page.
Here’s how to add your own store logo to the PayPal Payment page:
Upgrade your PayPal account type to Premier or Business
From the My Account page click on Profile
Open Custom Payment Pages from the Selling Preferences section
From the bottom buttons click Add to create a new Payment Page template/style
Provide a name of your new template; ensure to only use letters and number, no spaces
Within Photoshop or your preferred image editor application create a new image with a width of 750 pixels and height not more than 90 pixels
The standard practice I’ve observed is to place your store logo aligned to the left corner and business information aligned to the right corner
Save your new PayPal banner as a GIF or JPG with a filesize less than 50KB
Visit SSLpic and upload your PayPal banner to a secure web server (e.g. https://…) address that PayPal requires
Copy the secure address sent to your registered e-mail account to the Header Image URL field back on the PayPal Page template page
If your PayPal banner has a white (#FFF) background leave the Header Background Image, Header Border Colour and Background Colour fields empty
Click Save to finalise changes then reopen the Custom Payment Page and select your new PayPal Page template and click Make Default to finish.
That’s it! Sign out of your PayPal account and run a test transaction within your store, if you followed the above instructions correctly you should now be seeing your custom PayPal banner on the PayPal Payment page.
Show off your PayPal banner, provide a link below so we can see what you’ve done! Here’s mine.
PayPal Certified developers can proudly display the PayPal Certified logo in emails and website
Forum to exchange ideas, respond to merchant queries, interact with other developers
Marketing materials to assist developers in selling PayPal integration packages to clients
PayPal Developer Community is very much U.S. focused, Australian content/forum section in the works
PayPal Certified Developer Directory
PayPal Certified developers are listed in the PayPal Certified Developer Directory
Online merchants can use the directory to find local PayPal Certified developers
The listing page needs basic filtering, it’s currently just a ‘list’. Filtering based on local region (Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, etc.), expertise (e.g. PHP, ASP, .NET, WordPress, DotNetNuke, etc.) and hourly rate (e.g. fixed rate of $150 AUD per hour, quote available, etc.) would improve the directory’s value to online merchants
The directory gives a direct link back the Online Merchant Network (www.onlinemerchantnetwork.com) which has an unknown PR, yet the domain is 3 years old.
Australia is grouped under the Asia Pacific group catering for a very large region, Austalia should be on it’s own as developers are typically only familiar with their own local region
Vodafone Australia are experimenting with recharging mobile credit using your PayPal account, until 31st of January there’s a 10% off cap recharge vouchers using this method. Loving that USD currency conversion to AUD!