Buy now buttons
These are simple payment buttons which are placed on a website which allow a business owner to take payments. They don’t provide any other functionality. The process of taking payments happens through a provider such as PayPal or Google Checkout. It involves placing a HTML code snippet on a webpage which, when clicked, brings a buyer to a third party site where payment can be made.
“Buy now” buttons are simple and cost effective to implement. There is no need for credit checks or paperwork. Businesses, or merchants as they are often called, can get paid quickly. There are no set-up or monthly fees, just a cost per transaction.
However, buy now buttons tend only to suit businesses with very low sale volumes. They do not work with large volumes and it can be costly to create a large site as all the buttons need to be inserted individually for each product. There is no back office or stock management with this approach.