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PayPal – Buy Now Buttons


There is a version of the PayPal Buy Now Buttons pre-integrated with Shipwire. This means you can sell individual items from your website, or even using a link in an email. PayPal collects the money, then automatically notifies Shipwire to ship the products. This is a low—cost way for you to accept credit card payments and automate order fulfillment. You can receive money and ship merchandise to anyone with an email address in 55 countries and regions. Save time and money with customizable buttons, secure payments and automated shipping.

Connection Information
Who developed integration: Shipwire
Support Contact: Website
Status: Clients actively using the connection, no known issues
Integrated APIs
Order Entry
Shipping Rates



Order Entry – Orders are submitted to Shipwire from your e-commerce store automatically via our Order Entry API. Once your online store receives an order, Shipwire takes care of the rest.


  1. Set up PayPal IPN to work with Shipwire by following this guide
  2. Go to this link on PayPal’s website to create your Buy Now button.
  3. Fill in the required fields and configure your button as you see fit.
  4. IMPORTANT: Under ‘Item ID’ be sure to enter the Shipwire SKU you desire to sell when your customer clicks on ‘Buy Now’. This is the ID Shipwire will look to match when Buy Now is pressed.
  5. Click on ‘Create Button’. This will generate the HTML code you need to place on your website or storefront.



Q.My Buy Now buttons don’t work, what am I missing?

A.Be sure you have PayPal IPN configured before you try your Buy Now buttons.

Q.What level of integration do Buy Now buttons provide?

A.While Buy Now buttons are easy to use, they support only the most basic Shipwire API calls (Order Notification).

Q.How do I select my shipping service level from a Buy Now button?

A.At this time, there is no facility for PayPal Buy Now checkout to specify a shipping service level back to Shipwire. In fact, the Buy Now button needs to pass into PayPal the shipping cost to be collected.

Q.Can I use Multiple Warehouse with my Buy Now buttons?

A.You can use any of our warehouses with your Buy Now buttons, as long as you can determine the shipping cost ahead of time. If you use flat-rate shipping or build your shipping cost in to the price of your goods, it will work fine. You can also use PayPal with Shipwire Anywhere.

Q.What about checking out with multiple items or SKU’s?

A.The Buy Now button is only for checking out with a single SKU. However, you can checkout with multiples of the single SKU. If you need to checkout with multiple items, use the PayPal shopping cart or one of the many other carts Shipwire supports.

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