How to add a PayPal button to your EBSQ Art Portfolio

by guest contributor Torrie Smiley

First, let me warn you~  I have had no formal computer training.   There is no computer lingo in the instructions and lots of pictures!

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Listing from EBSQart.com Gallery

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Upload/Edit Art Case

You can add a PayPal button through editing your item or when you initially add your item to your Art Case.

Fill in the appropriate information for your listing.  I like to include a brief description about the composition, the specifics regarding materials used, and the purchasing and shipping details.  I separate these paragraphs with the funny symbol

This tells the computer to insert a space between the paragraphs.  I also use the curly-cue at the upper left of the keyboard and stars to separate different sections of the listing.  If you notice at the end of the listing after the PayPal button, I have included an EBSQ counter so I can watch the views of the listing.

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Select the tab for Merchant Services

Under Create Buttons in the center left column, select/click Buy Now

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You are now ready to create your PayPal button!

Fill in Item name.  I enter the title of my painting and the size.  Just to the right, I enter the painting name in the Item ID box.

Now, fill in the Price for your item.

Continuing down the page……

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Next, enter your Shipping.  In my listings, I use a flat shipping fee that I enter by selecting Use Specific amount.

~~Don’t be frightened by the “pop-up” shipping information, just click it off if it does not apply to you~~~ (I always click it off)

You have now completed the basic information for a PayPal button and can select the Create Button.

(There are other options on this page that don’t pertain to me…but may to you; fill out these areas if you need them included with your PayPal information.)

Here is the “code” for your PayPal button:

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Select/Click on Select Code.  This will highlight all of the text in the box.  “Right click” your mouse to copy.

Now, go back to you listing in your EBSQart.com Art Case:

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Select the spot on your listing (artist statement for this piece) where you would like your PayPal button to be and “right click” and “Paste”

All done…..sort of…..

On my listings, I like everything separated out to make it easier to read on smaller computer screens.

The <p> is the symbol to add a space and I do this before I paste the PayPal code and at the end of the code to set the button apart with spaces.

Save your listing, and then check out your button on “View my Profile” public view. 

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To make sure everything works as expected, open the listing as if you were a buyer and click your new button. 

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If you were successful with your button creation, you should arrive at a log in screen to PayPal.com with your painting information at the top.

CONGRATULATIONS!

You can now sell your art directly from your gallery.  Pay attention to your emails from PayPal.  That is how you will know you have a sale!

One final note: once you DO make that sale, make sure to remove your button from your listing, or someone could try to buy the same item again!

Torrie Smiley

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6 thoughts on “How to add a PayPal button to your EBSQ Art Portfolio

  1. Hey Torrie this is a great post. You are very creative to be using your EBSQ art portfolio here as an easy-access selling tool. BRAVO! Thanks to you, I am starting to add paypal buttons to my portfolio gallery and linking them to my blog. This is really valuable info and thanks for the time it took you to explain it. Now….how do you do those screen saves? I’d love to know that too.

  2. I love screen shots! I did not know how to do them until Gillie asked for screen shots, so I googled “how to take screen shots” and there is a video!

    Here is a link:

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm

    I cut and pasted my screen shots into my Corel photo software for clipping and saving. It was so easy! I am going to be sticking screen shots everywhere!

    Good luck with your paypal buttons, mine have been quite successful.

    Torrie

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! It was a very clear tutorial – you did a great job. That’s saying a lot from me because I am not very computer literate, but I felt like I could follow this one. I’ll go to your portfolio and see what it looks like to have a PP button on it. I might give it a go and try to add one to one of mine soon.

    Annie

  4. I sold Tar Heel Born, Tar Heel Bred II today from my EBSQart.com gallery using a paypal button. It sold to a customer who regularly shops from my EBSQart.com gallery. On my website, http://www.torriesmiley.com, I did not want to have to continually update it, so I created a gallery link to EBSQart.com where my website directs customers directly to my EBSQart.com gallery, that way I only have to upload and maintain the one gallery. EBSQart.com has a wonderful easy-to-use gallery~ so, it just made sense to keep things simple. ~ I am becoming very EBSQ-dependent! I use the counters on all my listings in the gallery, eBay, and artbyus. I use EBSQ to host my website gallery, and I use the listing templates on eBay and artbyus. I send EBSQ COA’s with every painting. I use the hotmail editor on various websites. I don’t know what I would do without EBSQart!

    Torrie

  5. Awesome post! Going to give it a try as I too am becoming more and more addicted to EBSQ. I use their COA’S and their templates for EBAY…I think EBSQ is awesome!! CHEERS TORRIE!~~

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