When will Shopify incorporate the new 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' into PayPal Express?

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I would like to make use of the new 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' on my Shopify store checkout that currently uses PayPal Express.

 

More on these Smart Payment Buttons can be found here: https://developer.paypal.com/docs/checkout/

 

They are excellent for customers who perhaps don't have a PayPal account and want to pay using a Visa, Mastercard or Amex card, as they avoid any confusion that many customers get when they are trying to find the PayPal 'guest checkout' section instead of the PayPal account 'log-in section' which is something that occurs when they click on the current single yellow PayPal button.

 

Are these 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' due to be incorporated into the Shopify checkout experience any time soon for those of us merchants who use PayPal Express as their standalone payment gateway?

 

Thank you

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I have the same problem, I am eager to get help, have you solved it? Can you help me? My email address is huiboqian@gmail.com


@TeeKay wrote:

I would like to make use of the new 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' on my Shopify store checkout that currently uses PayPal Express.

 

More on these Smart Payment Buttons can be found here: https://developer.paypal.com/docs/checkout/

 

They are excellent for customers who perhaps don't have a PayPal account and want to pay using a Visa, Mastercard or Amex card, as they avoid any confusion that many customers get when they are trying to find the PayPal 'guest checkout' section instead of the PayPal account 'log-in section' which is something that occurs when they click on the current single yellow PayPal button.

 

Are these 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' due to be incorporated into the Shopify checkout experience any time soon for those of us merchants who use PayPal Express as their standalone payment gateway?

 

Thank you


 

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Hello,

 

I spoke to various people regarding the matter, both at Shopify and at PayPal.

 

Shopify said PayPal do not yet offer the 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' option to Shopify, meaning Shopify say it's a limitation at PayPal's side.

 

PayPal just said thanks for the suggestion, and we will put it to consideration.

 

End of story, so essentially I would forget about it for now and maybe one day we wake up and they've both decided to add this as an option.

 

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Tourist
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We hope that we can develop
'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' into a plugin for shopify, I am confused.

We got paypal support, but we can't operate shopify payment api

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If you were to try implement it yourself then you would need to have the PayPal Smart Payment buttons appear at Cart stage of a Shopify store and then once the buttons are clicked by the customer they are taken off to the PayPal page (same flow as the current PayPal Express) and enter the appropriate details, and then they come back to the Shopify checkout to select their Shipping method and complete their order.

If you mange to achieve that then please do let me know on this thread, as it would be very interesting to see.
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Thank you very much, I am trying to finish it, I will tell you if there is
good news.
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Hi there, any news about this?

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Hey everyone,

Is there any news regarding this? I have found some videos explaining how to type in the code and everything to display the smart buttons on your shopify store (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qET9mzn830U / watch from 59:55). I haven't tried it for myself yet but I think it works.

However, I read another discussion about Paypal smart buttons somewhere on here and from what I understood, it seems that they are not fully connected to your store. So, allegedly, when a customer purchases something, Shopify does not register the order (please, read this discussion to understand better https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-Design/I-want-to-add-Paypal-smart-payment-buttons/td-p/63472...). So, does anyone know how to fully implement them? 

I find it crazy that it is such a hassle to make it work as so many people only have PayPal as a payment gateway option. I have been tearing my hair out for a while because of this! I don't have any experience in e-commerce yet so I want to make sure everything works fine before launching my website.

 

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Hello Thevyvy,

I honestly wouldn't waste your time with this, no matter how one implements the 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' using these flawed workarounds, it's not going to work even remotely smoothly if it works at all.

It will only work correctly if PayPal and Shopify decide properly to integrate 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' into the Shopify platform, which of course they haven't done as yet.

Not sure which out of PayPal and Shopify is dragging their feet the most with this particular matter, but I would hazard a guess that Shopify won't be in any hurry, as they, of course, want everyone to use Shopify Payments, which is all well and good if you can use that. I can't Shopify Payments, because I'm in the health industry, and so Stripe prohibits my use of Shopify Payments outright.

For now, I'd forget about 'PayPal Smart Payment Buttons' and just use the next best alternative. Focus your time and efforts on other aspects of your store.

Best of luck!

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