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PayPal is one of the most popular ways for customers to purchase online with 143 million active buyers1 looking for PayPal when shopping online. Research shows that over 72% of Americans online have a PayPal account – and, they want to use it. That is why you should consider
Here’s why you should you offer customers the option of PayPal:

Online shoppers trust PayPal as a secure way to buy online and want to be given the choice
Creatives and entrepreneurs want to be able to offer customers PayPal as it provides buyers with peace of mind and is a clear trust indicator
Plus offering the option of buying with PayPal makes financial sense as it drives more sales
Online sellers saw an additional 25% in sales by offering the choice of PayPal 2
A whopping 83% of merchants say sales have increased by offering PayPal 3

Introducing PayPal for Selz

Selz’s PayPal app makes it simple for creatives and entrepreneurs to grow their sales by offering their buyers the option of purchasing with their PayPal account. If the PayPal app is installed and enabled on your store, buyers will have the opportunity to choose between MasterCard, Amex and Visa as well as PayPal.
What you’ll love about using our PayPal app
The best thing about using the PayPal app is that it shows your professionalism. You’ll be offering your buyers one of the best checkout experiences online; and, customers can purchase your products by either using a credit card, or PayPal, without ever leaving your website.

Installing the PayPal app
We have made it as simple as possible: add the app to your Selz account, link the account you’d like to use to process the PayPal payments, then switch the app on. More detailed instructions can be found here.

Using the PayPal app means you can continue to make the most of all other Selz awesomeness, like: offering discounts, Pay What You Want, automated digital downloads, PDF stamping, business analyttics and easily build your email list by linking your Selz account to Mailchimp, AWeber, or Campaign Monitor.

All this for little more than a cup of coffee each month.

We know your time is precious. Using our app means you can offer buyers the choice of using PayPal with nothing more than a few clicks and there’s no need to go through the hassle and delays of finding yourself a custom solution.

You can be ready in seconds

Selz makes offering PayPal simpler, period. So what are you waiting for? The longer you hesitate the more sales with PayPal you might have missed.

Get the Paypal app now

PayPal Merchant Website, March 2014
Total Economic Impact of PayPal Express Checkout for Web and Mobile, Forrester Research
Ipsos poll on behalf of PayPal 2010

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About the author

Melissa Whidjaya

Melissa is the co-founder of Bloombox Co. Bloombox Co works to connect flower growers and flower buyers, creating a distribution system that reduces waste, improves profitability for growers, and removes barriers to consumption, providing flower lovers with a fresher, more sustainable product than ever before.


  1. Stefan Guy

    Hi can you use PayPal Express with Selz? As oppose to the old PayPal checkout.

    1. Molly Corless

      Hey Stefan, Good question! Please reach out to [email protected] and we can give you a better answer there :)

  2. Hilda Edwards

    Do you HAVE to have this app to get paid for your sells on Or is this just an option to provide buyers more options? I always remember being paid directly into my bank account. Thanks for your help!

    1. Kristen

      Hi Hilda, If you look here:, you’ll find all the countries we offer credit card payments. If you’re located outside one of these countries, then PayPal would be required to use Selz. If you’re located within one of those countries, you’ll be able to take credit card payments AND PayPal payments, if the PayPal app is installed to your store. If you opt to use the PayPal app, all funds will be directed into your verified PayPal account immediately. Any purchases made with credit cards, if that type of payment is enabled, will be paid out into your bank account as normal.

  3. Carlton


    Any chance you would add an amazon payments app in the near future. I believe they’ve started supporting subscriptions.

    1. Kristen

      Hey Carlton, no plans for Amazon Payments at the moment. I’ll definitely pass your idea onto the product manager, though! :)

  4. Dean

    Hi I asked this almost a year ago. I only use PayPal to purchase online. Why can’t I pay for the paypal app with paypal? You just wrote a post on it and even stated this…”PayPal is one of the most popular ways for customers to purchase online with 143 million active buyers1 looking for PayPal when shopping online.” And yet you choose to ignore this fact in your business! YIKES!

    I pay for my monthly Evernote subscription with PayPal. I also use it for my monthly Netflix subscription with PayPal and my monthly Sound Cloud subscription with Pay Pal.

    OK so here is my question. I have a feeling that this will get a similar weak response but here goes…can someone there please get creative and help me purchase this without a credit card.

  5. Andrew

    Do you have to have a PayPal account to use app?

    1. Kristen

      Hey Andrew, thanks for reaching out :) Yep, the new PayPal app requires that all sellers have a verified PayPal account linked to it as we now pay sellers immediately and directly through the app.

  6. Chris

    What happened to the PayPal app? this was one of the main reasons we signed up with Selz…

    1. Melissa

      Hi Chris, we had a fair amount of maintenance to carry out on this app but fingers crossed it will be back up and running within the next 2 weeks.

      1. Crystal-Marie

        Great idea, creating I’m just wondering if the PayPal App is back up and running. It keeps saying “App not Available” when I try to set it up. Hope to hear back soon! Cheers.

      2. Kristen

        Hey Crystal, thanks for your comment! It appears PayPal is already installed to your store. It can be enabled from the Settings > Payment page.

  7. Teej

    Do transactions made via PayPal get immediately deposited into our PayPal account, or does the usual weekly rolling Friday payment still apply?

    1. Melissa

      Hi Teej,

      That’s right, the weekly disbursements will still apply.

  8. Sasha

    Sold! Easiest decision ever. Thanks Selz team! Amazon next? :D

    1. Melissa

      Hey Sasha, Thanks for the suggestion – I’ve added that to our feedback log :)

  9. Dean

    Love it. I wanted to purchase the app today but you do not have an option for me to purchase it via PayPal which is the only way I buy online. Seems ironic that you have created an app that you don’t use yourself. I’m all over this once you get paypal set up so I can purchase the PayPal app. When is that going to happen?

    1. Melissa

      Hey Dean, got/replied your emails and have passed on your suggestion to add PayPal as an option to purchase apps to our team – thanks for the feedback.

  10. veronika

    Hi, i have a question regarding the custom domain for store. Once we decide to use it can we customize the store with html or other way?

    Also important for us : will you enable to customize order confirmation emails ?

    Many thanks

    1. Melissa

      Hi Veronika,

      Further store customisation is a feature that we’re working on and hope to make available soon. Customized order confirmation emails should be available in the next couple of weeks and we’ll let you know when it’s ready :)

  11. Mike

    Great update, thanks Geoff. Will a PayPal logo display now on ‘add payment logos’?

    1. Melissa

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for the feedback – we’re working on that, but in the meantime you could add a Paypal logo to your site’s page or use our jQuery plugin to customise further if you wanted to.

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