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PayPal Shopping Cart Control Panel Help

The following describes the purpose of each of the fields in the PayPal shopping basket control panel.

Email
This field is for your email address. If it's filled in, we will use the address to contact you regarding new features or updates.

Currency
Select the currency of your shop, it is the currency your customers will be charged in by PayPal.

Item Numbers
If your store uses item or part numbers, turn this on. You will also need to put <input type=hidden name="item_no" value="123"> into the buying form on each of your product pages.

Font Size
This sets the font size of the text on the '1 product has been added to your basket' message and also on the basket page. The font size is in points and a whole number value between 8 and 12 will work best.

Font Colour
This sets the colour of the text on the '1 product has been added to your basket' message and also on the basket page. It should be an HTML colour without the '#'. There is an HTML colour chart here, black is 000000.

Body Colour
This sets the background colour of the text on the '1 product has been added to your basket' message and also on the basket page. It should be an HTML colour without the '#'. There is an HTML colour chart here, white is FFFFFF.

Table Padding
This sets the padding inside each cell of the basket table and is in pixels. A whole number between 2 and 10 will look best.

Table Border Colour
This sets the colour of the border around the table. There is an HTML colour chart here.

Table Border Thickness
This sets the thickness of the border around the basket table and is in pixels. A whole number between 1 and 5 will look best. Setting it to 0 will turn the border off.

Header Text Colour
This will set the colour of the text in the first row of the basket table which says Quantity, Item Name etc. There is an HTML colour chart here, white is FFFFFF.

Header Text Style
This changes the style of the header text from normal to bold.

Header Background Colour
This sets the background colour of the first and last rows of the basket table. There is an HTML colour chart here.

Sale Return Page
This is the address where customers will be returned to once they have sucessfully paid at PayPal and should be a page on your site that says something like "Thank you for your order, it will be dispatched shortly"

Failed Return Page
This is the address where customers will be returned to if they have not successfully paid at PayPal or clicked the link on PayPal to return to the merchant.

Basket Page
This should be the address where your basket page is and is used to make the link in the '1 product has been added to your basket' message.

Redirect
This should only be turned on if you have removed the 'target=product1' from your buying form and will cause the buyer to be directed straight to the basket page without seeing the '1 product has been added to your basket' message.

Shipping Text
This sets what text will appear on the basket page if you are using per item shipping. Instead of 'Shipping' you may want to change it to 'Post & Packing' or 'Shipping & Handling'

Max Shipping Charge
For per item shipping, this will set the maximum amount that the basket will charge for shipping, irrespective of how much is in the customers basket. Leave it blank for no limit.

Free Shipping Over
If you offer free shipping over a certain order value, enter the value here or leave it blank.

Shipping Options
Turn this on if you use per order shipping charges or offer extra services such as gift wrapping or insurance. Click the link next to it to enter your shipping options. Some sample options have been set for you.

Shipping Options Text
If you have turned on shipping options, this will set the text that appears in front of the pull down option menu on the basket page.

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