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The first step towards either selling online or receiving invoice payments online is to enter your settings for sales and payments. This involves linking a PayPal account and choosing your settings for shipping, notifications, new item defaults and tax.

You'll find these settings on the Sales and payments page, where you'll first need to make your shopping cart visible to customers by selecting the Enable a shopping cart in my gallery option, or switch on your Pay online page by selecting the Allow customers to pay invoices on my website option.

If you're in New Zealand and you're registered for GST, you'll need to enter your GST Number. Check the IRD website to learn more about registering for GST. If you don't have a GST Number you can enter your IRD Number, or any 9-digit number.

Linking a PayPal account to your website?

For more information see Linking a PayPal account to your website.

Choosing your shipping options and rates

If you sell online, choose whether you want to restrict shipping to your country only, and whether your shipping rates attract GST. Also choose the type of shipping you'd like to use and set your own rates.

To set your shipping options and rates

  1. Click the Sales and payments link in the Settings toolbar.
  2. In the Shipping options section of the Sales and payments page, choose whether you want to restrict shipping to your country only, and whether your shipping rates attract GST.
  3. In the Shipping rates section, choose your shipping rates. You can choose to offer:
    • Free shipping: select this option if you don't want to charge your customers any shipping fees.
    • Fixed rate: select this option to charge your customers a fixed shipping fee per order. You can also choose to offer free shipping for orders over a certain amount.
    • Variable rate: select this option to charge your customers a variable shipping fee (one rate for the first item, and another rate for each additional item). You can also choose to offer free shipping for orders over a certain amount, or to cap shipping fees at a certain amount.
  4. Once you're finished, click Save.
Choosing your notification settings

Choose how you'd like to be notified when you receive an order or payment: by email or by SMS. You can also choose to be notified by both methods, or to not be notified at all.

To set your order notification settings

  1. Click the Sales and payments link in the Settings toolbar.
  2. In the Notifications section of the Sales and payments page, choose how you'd like to be notified when you receive an order or payment. If you choose to be notified by:
    • Email, enter your email address.
    • SMS, enter your mobile phone number.
  3. Once you're finished, click Save.
Choosing your new item defaults (including tax rate)

If you sell online, select the default settings you want to apply when adding a new item to sell, including the default tax rate you want to apply.

To set your new item defaults

  1. Click the Sales and payments link in the Settings toolbar.
  2. In the New item defaults section of the Sales and payments page, select the default settings and tax rate you want to apply when adding a new item to sell:
    • Make item available for purchase: select this option if most of your items will be available for customers to purchase.
    • I ship this item: select this option if you plan to ship most of your items, so a shipping amount can be calculated and charged.
    • Tax rate: choose a default tax rate for new items.

      InYou can choose from
      Australia

      GST (Goods and Services Tax), FRE (GST free) and N-T (no tax)

      New ZealandGST (Goods and Services Tax) and No tax.
  3. Once you're finished, click Save.

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