The PayPal Storefront Widget has been around for almost three months and it provides people who want to sell items online with an easy e-commerce solution. The widget is mainly targeted towards people selling items on blogs and social networks but it can be put on other sites that accept HTML code.
Setting up a store is pretty easy and PayPal provides you with a number of options for setting up your store and putting in information such as title and logo, store policies, products and shipping information. A couple of nice features they have are the ability to hide sold out items or display them as “sold out” and if your store is closed being able to show just that.
For anyone interested in what you have to sell, using the widget and navigating through products is easy and everything such as selecting and adding items to the shopping cart are done via the widget. The only time they will need to go offsite is when completing the transaction via PayPal. Using the widget is free except for the small percentage that PayPal charges you to receive payment.
All in all it is a good service that provides people with an easy way of selling items on their sites without the need for a lot of technical knowledge and best of all the only costs you have to deal with are PayPal’s transaction fees.
Take a look at the widget on the sidebar.