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Website Payments Standard: Overview

Website Payments Standard: Overview

Turn your website into an online store today

Your site is up, but how are customers going to pay you? Website Payments Standard is our fastest way to set up online payment on your website and accept credit cards, debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal.

Getting started is easy

Click the tabs below to see what works best for your business.

Payment Buttons

Create Payment Buttons for your website

You don’t need programming skills, anyone can do it. Give it a try

Other ways to get startedThird-party carts offer a quick way to integrateOur developer tools support custom integrations

Third-party carts

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Need a quick way to integrate?

Hundreds of shopping carts such as AgoraCart, Americart, and GoDaddy are pre-integrated with Website Payments Standard. If you currently have one of these carts, or are looking to sign up with one, you’ll be up and running quickly.

See full list of compatible carts

Custom integration

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Create your own buttons using APIs or HTML

If you’re a developer building your own shopping cart or an application, you can download PayPal APIs so that you or your customers can build, manage, and update buttons.

Learn more about API integration

If you simply want to create the HTML code on your own, please refer to the HTML integration guide.

Learn more about HTML integration



  • No monthly, set-up, or cancellation fees.
  • You pay only when you receive payments.
  • Low transaction fees explained below.
Monthly PaymentsPer PaymentExample
$0.00 USD -
$3,000.00 USD
4.9% + $0.30 USD
Standard Rate
$5.20 USD on a $100.00 USD sale.
$3,000.01 USD -
$10,000.00 USD
4.4% + $0.30 USD
Merchant rate qualification required*
$4.70 USD on a $100.00 USD sale.
$10,000.01 USD -
$100,000.00 USD
4.2% + $0.30 USD
Merchant rate qualification required*
$4.50 USD on a $100.00 USD sale.
> $100,000.00 USD3.9% + $0.30 USD
Merchant rate qualification required*
$4.20 USD on a $100.00 USD sale.

Foreign currency fee
Each transaction includes a currency processing fee of 2.5%.**

* If you qualify for our merchant rate, you can log in to your PayPal account and complete our one-time application form.
Other fees apply.

Fast, easy, and full of benefits

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