Payment button types

PayPal provides a variety of payment buttons for different types of sales transactions. The following table describes each button, its purpose, and how it works. To start creating a button, click the button name.

Button Use for How it works
Add to Cart Multiple item purchases Sells multiple items with a single payment. A View Cart button is automatically created and allows buyers to view the cart's contents at any time.
Buy Now Single-item purchases Sells one or more units of a single item. Place multiple Buy Now buttons on a single page to sell multiple items on the same page.
Donate Contributions from donors Collects a pre-determined amount or let donors specify the amount.
Gift Certificate Gift certificates Sells and redeems personalized gift certificates. (eBay Gift Certificates are sold on and can be redeemed only for auction items and merchandise sold on eBay.)
Subscribe Recurring payments Receives automatic payments from buyers for access to online content and services or for regular delivery of goods.
Automatic Billing Automatic billing payments Invoices buyers for goods and services that fluctuate in price from month to month. Configure automatic monthly minimum payments or allow buyers to pay nothing in months when they do not spend.
Installment Plan Up to four interest-free fixed payments Signs buyers up for installment plans that collect the first installment on checkout, with up to three additional installments. Or defer the first installment, with up to four future installment payments. The Installment Plan button also allows buyers to pay the full amount up front, so you don't need an additional Buy Now button on your webpage. All payments must be collected within one year of checkout.

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