No one can dispute that online shopping has much become a part of our daily lives. At some point in time or another, most site owners want to monetise their websites.

And what makes this possible is the availability of some payment gateways such as PayPal and Stripe that make it easy to collect payment right from the website. Shortly after choosing a product or selecting a service, the customer is taken to the checkout page where they can choose payment options.

As PayPal is the most common payment option that many buyers are using and if you’re using WordPress, there’s even more help available from the number of WordPress plugins that make it simple to collect payments via PayPal.

For this WordPress Wednesday these 10 WordPress PayPal plugins allow site owners to sell their products through PayPal and offer some payment processing options at the same time.

1. WP Simple PayPal Shopping Cart

WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button for your product on any posts or pages. This simple shopping cart plugin lets you sell products and services directly from your own wordpress site and turns your WP blog into an eCommerce site.

It also allows you to add/display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar easily. The shopping cart shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to change quantity or remove the items.

Price: Free

2. PayPal Buy Now Button

This PayPal plugin will allow you to sell products or services on your website using a PayPal Buy Now Button. You can place a PayPal Buy Now button anywhere on your site where you want to sell something. Your customers can use their PayPal account to pay for your products or services or they can pay by Debit or Credit Card.

Price: Free

3. WordPress PayPal

WordPress PayPal plugin allows you to easily create PayPal Buy Now, Add to Cart, Donation or Subscription type buttons. It generates dynamic buttons using shortcodes that enable PayPal checkout on your WordPress site.

This plugin makes it easy for you to set up your online e-commerce store. You do not need to spend days configuring products and settings. All you need to do is insert a shortcode into one of your web pages and your website will be ready to go live.

Price: Free

4. WP Easy Paypal Payment Accept

Easy to use WordPress plugin to accept paypal payment for a service or product or donation in one click. Can be used in the sidebar, posts and pages of your site.

Price: Free

5. Paypal Shopping Cart

This plugin will allow you to sell products or services on your website using an Add to Cart Button and View Cart Button. The Shopping Cart itself is hosted on PayPal.You can place a the Cart button anywhere on your site where you want to sell something. Your customers can use their PayPal account to pay for your products or services or they can pay by Debit or Credit Card.

What makes this plugin powerful is its simplicity. You don’t have to spend days setting up an eCommerce Solution. Just install the plugin and in just a few minutes customers from around the world can start buying products or services from your website using PayPal.

Price: Free

6. PayPal Donations

Adds a PayPal donation shortcode and sidebar Widget to WordPress. The options menu lets you setup you PayPal ID and a few other optional settings. You can choose which donation button you want to use or if you want to use your own button.

You can also set an optional default purpose and reference which can be overridden on each inserted instance with the shortcode options or in the Widget settings. There is also options available for currency, localization of the button, custom payment page style and the return page.

Price: Free

7. PayPal for WooCommerce

PayPal Plus for WooCommerce is the official PayPal Plus plugin. Without much effort, it integrates all PayPal Plus payment methods into your WooCommerce shop: PayPal, Direct debit, Credit card and Pay upon invoiceOn the checkout page, the plugin loads an iFrame which is provided by PayPal.

It offers all PayPal Plus payment methods to the buyer. Depending on their choice, the buyers are, after clicking the buy-button, guided to the PayPal form or to forms where they can enter the data to pay via Direct debit, Credit card or upon invoice.

Price: Free

8. PayPal Security

Scans all site content and returns a report of any insecure PayPal buttons that are found as well as a recommendation on securing your PayPal buttons.

Price: Free

9. PayPal for CF7

This easy to use PayPal for Contact Form for WordPress site.Each contact form can have its own PayPal settings. If a contact form with PayPal is enabled and the user sending the form, the email will be send as usual, then redirect to PayPal.

Price: Free

10. YITH PayPal Express Checkout for WooCommerce

Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with customers complaints about PayPal payments that have not been processed immediately? Or complaints about orders paid inadvertently with e-check? Well, it’s routine issues that can happen, but now PayPal has made a new payment gateway available, a more performing and immediate one. Thanks to a one-to-one communication to the servers, the order is processed on the very moment it’s placed and the transaction is immediate.

Forget about pending orders waiting for the IPN that has not been sent yet. And forget about orders that can be completed after days because paid with e-check if you enable the dedicated option requiring only instant payments.

Last but not least, thanks to this new payment gateway, PayPal gives you also the possibility to choose among instant payments or authorize-mode ones. If you choose the latter, the payment is authorized but the transaction is made only when you are ready to process the order.

Price: Free

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WordPress Wednesday – 10 Free WordPress PayPal Plugins