One of the biggest benefits of opening a Facebook shop is the ability to keep your customers inside of Facebook, without forcing them to enter another website.
Using an integrated cart or PayPal while selling in Facebook is the easiest way to accomplish this goal.
Following new evidence that Facebook rewards posts that keeps users inside the social network, it’s easy to see why using PayPal with your Facebook shop is a great option for social sellers. Customers get to add items to their cart without leaving their favorite social platform, and PayPal gives you a powerful way to process, organize, and analyze your Facebook shop transactions.
Are you looking to start a Facebook store with an integrated PayPal cart? Look no further! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make it happen:
Step 1: Sign Up For a Free PayPal Business Account
If you don’t already have a PayPal account, don’t worry. It’s simple to get signed up. Just go to PayPal’s website, fill out the information and connect your account.
Step 2: Set Up Your Integrated Cart With ShopTab
After you’ve signed up for your Facebook store, login to your ShopTab Facebook store account and click Settings followed by Buyer Checkout Options.
From here you’ll be able to put in your PayPal email, choose your currency, and select your language. You can also set up inventory control. Don’t forget to hit Save Changes!
Step 3: Shipping and Taxes
You can control your shipping rates and taxes inside of your PayPal account (or set a flat rate through ShopTab), and then all of those settings will automatically be added to your items in ShopTab (keep in mind that PayPal’s shipping and taxes settings vary by country).
Here’s some good information on how PayPal’s shipping rules work in the US: PayPal Shipping and Taxes
Step 4: Add and Promote Your Facebook Shop Products
You can add products manually to your shop or with a product file. After you’ve added your products, you can promote your shop to your fans and start to drive sales. If you promote with high quality images and follow Facebook’s new algorithm guidelines, you’ll be selling in no time!
Customers can click a shop link on your Facebook wall (from their desktop or mobile device!) and then enter your store to browse your items.
Customers can then add items to their cart directly from your Facebook store and then checkout using PayPal or a credit/debit card.
Here’s what the integrated cart looks like before the checkout.
And that’s it! Pretty easy, right? ShopTab doesn’t take any transaction fees or commission, and our plans start as low as $10/month. If you’re a beginner at online selling (or an experienced seller looking for another selling channel), Facebook is the perfect place to be.
Using PayPal with your Facebook store is simple for you and easy for your Facebook fans. Send us a message if you need any help getting your shop set up. We’re here to help!