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Turn your blog into a store with the PayPal Storefront Widget

Our friends at PayPal have just launched their new PayPal Storefront Widget. The widget – designed to integrate seamlessly with TypePad blogs – lets you embed a virtual storefront into your blog you can use to sell...well...just about anything! With the holiday season in full swing, we see this as a great tool for crafters and artists looking for an easy way to sell gifts through their blogs. The widget is a complete eCommerce solution that includes product descriptions, a shopping cart and integration with PayPal's secure payment system. And it's very easy to set up. Have something to sell? Create your own PayPal Storefront and add it to your blog today!

You can see the widget in action, and read a detailed review on John Unger's TypePad Hacks blog.

This widget is a bit wider than most, and fits nicely into the two wide themes we released last month. Want to use a wide sidebar, but keep your current theme? If your account level is Pro or higher you can set the width of your sidebars using custom CSS.

I had a lot of fun working with Judy Chang and the rest of the PayPal team bringing this together. We'd love to hear your feedback in the comments! You can read more about the widget on The PayPal Blog.

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