Using PayPal Buy Buttons/Links

If you are wanting to take payments for products, samples, services or anything else on your web pages, PayPal is an excellent option that supports paying by credit card or a visitors own PayPal account in over 160 countries.

IMPORTANT: PayPal buttons can only be set up if you are creating a custom landing page/site using the CreateCloud and sharing the StormShare templates, or if you are subscribed to a custom marketing system that has e-commerce sampling pages. If this doesn't apply to you, just ignore this section.


How To Create A PayPal Buy Button/Link

STEP 1: Log into your PayPal account at (Note: If you don't have a PayPal account you can sign up for free on that page.)


STEP 2: Click on the "Tools" menu then go to "PayPal Buttons":


STEP 3: Click "Create Button":


STEP 4: Choose your button type, and set up your item description, price, currency, shipping info, and any custom button options:


STEP 5: You can choose to set up sales taxes and other optional advanced features. After you are done setting up your payment options click "Create Button":


STEP 6: After creating your button, you will be brought to a page with options how how to link to your item's purchase page. Click the "Email" tab and copy the entire URL shown in the box: (IMPORTANT: DO NOT copy the code in the "Website" tab as this will not work with your CreateCloud for the "Call-to-action" URL!)



Linking To Your PayPal Payment Page in the CreateCloud

STEP 1: Log into your Sky Panel at and click "CreateCloud" in the left-hand side menu:


STEP 2: Scroll down to the "Choose Your Action Buttons & URLs" section and paste your PayPal buy link in the box next to "Website Call To Action URL":


STEP 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button:


That's all there is to it! Now test your PayPal buy link by visiting the appropriate web page link and clicking the Call-To-Action button. You should be brought to your custom PayPal buy page for your created item.


Tips & Tricks

Using the PayPal email URL option above, allows you to use any of our pre-designed call-to-action buttons to link to your PayPal buy page. Or, if you have a button of your own hosted somewhere, just enter the Direct URL (ends in .jpg or .png) to where it is hosted online and click "Save". You can try out the Button Designer in the CreateCloud to create your own buttons. Members on the Thunderstorm plan also have access to the editable PSD files for all the colored buttons we have in the CreateCloud. If you want access to these files and are not a Thunderstorm member upgrade here. 

The StormShare custom site templates allow you to optionally choose up to 4 footer buttons. You can choose these buttons from our selection of pre-designed footer buttons. If you want to link any of them to PayPal buy pages, you can simply put the PayPal buy URL in the "1st Footer URL", "2nd Footer URL", etc., depending on which footer button you want to link to your PayPal buy page.

Many 3rd-party shopping carts and payment processors allow you to create similar order pages for products & services. As long as they provide a URL starting with https:// that links to the purchase page, you can grab that URL and put it in your CreateCloud just like you would with the PayPal buy URL. 



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