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4. Payment Buttons > 44. Try Accepting Payments in a Bogus Currency

Try Accepting Payments in a Bogus Currency

Weird out your pals and amuse your customers with PayPal’s devilishly clever error message.

PayPal allows you to send and receive payments in five currencies: U.S. dollars (USD), Canadian dollars (CAD), pounds sterling (GBP), euros (EUR), and Japanese yen (JPY). If you are creating your own PayPal buttons, you’ll need to indicate one of these five currencies in the button’s markup. If you make a mistake here, your prospective buyers will be greeted with a confusing error message.

However, you might want to turn this error on its ear by working it into the storyline of your web site. If you offer products to Harry Potter fans, for example, you might want to put up a button like this:


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