Squarespace Rolls Out Beta Of PayPal For Its Merchants

Squarespace, the company that builds websites, announced late last week that it launched a beta of PayPal in checkout for Squarespace Online Stores.

In a blog post, Squarespace said it was prompted to launch PayPal for Squarespace Online Stores in beta based on feedback from customers who said it was important to offer PayPal in their online stores.

“This exciting partnership takes the complexity out of international payments, providing a seamless integration that lets you focus on building a beautiful brand and growing your business,” Squarespace said in the blog post. “Plus, you’ll gain access to PayPal solutions to further help your business succeed, including PayPal One Touch, PayPal Credit and Purchase and Seller protection.”

Squarespace went on to note that PayPal is a trusted, secure and seamless payment method, which means it can help merchants sell more by giving customers more ways to pay. It will also help merchants reach more shoppers around the world, Squarespace said.

Meanwhile, in its own blog post, PayPal said it and Squarespace share a common goal of “empowering millions of consumers and businesses” around the world with access to easy-to-use, secure tools and products. “When we first met with Squarespace, we learned that a significant portion of the Squarespace sellers sell internationally. We discussed the increasing need to make it simpler for sellers to accept payments from different countries across the globe. This is another area where PayPal will help Squarespace merchants by accepting payments in more than 100 currencies and from more than 200 markets,” PayPal said.

Schneid.org, a Squarespace merchant, also weighed in on the new payment method, saying: “Accepting payments through Squarespace is very simple and secure. After the integration of PayPal payments, we had several orders which were all payed with PayPal. Especially in Europe, it is a great and useful addition to the existing payment methods. We can already say that this will have a high impact on our online shop sales.”