Jump to content

boeaz

Members
  • Content count

    42
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  1. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question properly; customers are already returned back to the shop checkout automatically after paying at PayPal and the shop and PayPal also automatically send the customer an e-mail.
  2. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    Hi Richard, I had the same questions about 3005 - I didn't really get it resolved but I got it more often than not. I can say however that after going to the live PayPal server, just tonight!, it no longer occurs.
  3. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    All, I've posted this request before, but I'll try and articulate the problem a bit better. I have a site going live in 3 days and I'm getting anxious, not to mention the store owner, over finding even a partial solution. The shop will be selling holiday packages with the full price listed in the online catalog. The shop however will only charge a fixed $75 deposit per package with the remainder paid by the client directly to the vendor. My first question, which is suited to this thread, is how can I modify the PayPal IPN contribution to forward only a fixed $75 per package to PayPal for payment by the client? The contribution must take an existing memory variable from OsCommerce, or grab the price from the database itself, and then send it on. Can I simply change the code to have it fixed at $75, or multiples of that if several packages are purchased? there are no other charges involved, not tax or shipping. Can someone please give me some advice? at least a description of what code needs changing and I'll have a play. The second question, which would fix the first question but is a little off-topic, is can I modify the code earlier, somewhere, so that it will flow through the whole of OsCommerce? The larger issue is that although the client may be charged only the deposit in PayPal if I modify the contribution, there are still e-mails to the client, and records of orders etc throughout OsCommerce that will record the sale at the full catalog price. The merchant wants to retain the functionality of the Specials so that cannot be used as a method of achieving the deposit price. Any help, even thinking aloud, will be most helpful. I have seen this issue asked before so if anyone is looking for ideas for a contribution this issue may be worth considering. Thanks in anticipation, Roman
  4. All, I've posted this request before, but I'll try and articulate the problem a bit better. I have a site going live in 3 days and I'm getting anxious, not to mention the store owner, over finding even a partial solution. The shop will be selling holiday packages with the full price listed in the online catalog. The shop however will only charge a fixed $75 deposit per package with the remainder paid by the client directly to the vendor. My first question, which is suited to this thread, is how can I modify the PayPal IPN contribution to forward only a fixed $75 per package to PayPal for payment by the client? The contribution must take an existing memory variable from OsCommerce, or grab the price from the database itself, and then send it on. Can I simply change the code to have it fixed at $75, or multiples of that if several packages are purchased? there are no other charges involved, not tax or shipping. Can someone please give me some advice? at least a description of what code needs changing and I'll have a play. The second question, which would fix the first question but is a little off-topic, is can I modify the code earlier, somewhere, so that it will flow through the whole of OsCommerce? The larger issue is that although the client may be charged only the deposit in PayPal if I modify the contribution, there are still e-mails to the client, and records of orders etc throughout OsCommerce that will record the sale at the full catalog price. The merchant wants to retain the functionality of the Specials so that cannot be used as a method of achieving the deposit price. Any help, even thinking aloud, will be most helpful. I have seen this issue asked before so if anyone is looking for ideas for a contribution this issue may be worth considering. Thanks in anticipation, Roman
  5. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    I understand PayPal's encryption (and any other site that uses SSL) will protect data from them to you, the client, it is up to you to encrypt data from you back to PayPal. If I have this wrong please let me know.
  6. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    Hi Glen, Thanks for the reply, it was very helpful. "This is expected behavior when communicating with the Test PayPal server" >_< I nearly fell off my chair when I read that :D no matter how much information is available, there is always more. I have logged on to the test server first now in a different window and have not seen that message since, however, I haven't been given the opportunity to actually process a test transaction today because of the continuous 3005 errors so I haven't as yet been able to check if the URL in the automated shop e-mail is fixed. Doesn't matter, I'm more confident that it will work when I go live. I located a backup copy of the OsCommerce zip so I replaced a few of my modified files and orders are now appearing in there! I'll certainly track mods into the future; a valuable lesson. So I'm also happy with that - the modified files were not critical anyway, I can look at those things later. I have one outstanding problem that I posted a few days ago that I'm desperate to have resolved, at least in part, for an expected site launch in 3 days time. I'll post a follow-up now. Thanks again, Roman
  7. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    Hi all, I need some help. I've read through instructions several times and changed other settings that sound like possibilities but there is no change. I installed PayPal IPN and at first all seemed fine. I then realised that although I appeared to be getting through the PayPal payment stage ok, and then redirected back to the shop, there is no trace of the order in the Customers section. However, I do have the sales listed under Reports in the Best Products Purchased but not in the Customer Order Totals. Also, unless I am logged into PayPal already in a different window, when first arriving at PayPal I go to a different screen that says "To access the PayPal Sandbox, please log in to PayPal Developer Central." I haven't installed any other Contributions and have only made some minor modifications here and there. I do not have SSL set up and am running through the Test PayPal server. One other strange thing, when I get the e-mail from the shop after a sale the Detailed Invoice link appears to be incomplete with the ending saying order_id= I thought of replacing the couple of files that I've changed back to originals but the only download appears to be the latest one. Aren't archived versions held somewhere? I hope someone can help. I'm on a Windows server. Roman
  8. boeaz

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    Hi all, I'm very happy with this Contribution. Apart from a few configuration settings that I'm yet to tweek I just processed my first test sale through the Sandbox on the first attempt! I have a question that I think is easy to do. The shop is selling holiday packages but the customer only pays a set $75 deposit regardless of the package price - the remainder is paid directly to the vendor. I think the easiest way to do this is to edit the code in the contribution and insert $75 instead of grabbing the packages list price from the catalog. Does this sound like the easiest way? If so, where in the contribution files do I replace the memory variable with $75? I'm assuming then that $75 will be sent to PayPal and the customer will be charged just $75. Unless there is a better way? Cheers,
  9. boeaz

    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    ooops.. can someone confirm if this Contribution is still supported? I was going to install it tonight! If it isn't, what is the feeling about the next best PayPal Contribution to install instead? Roman
  10. boeaz

    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    Hi, I'm putting payment options into a site and this Contribution looks like the one to go for. Just one question before I start, I've gone to the Contribution download page but I'm not sure what to download - I thought all updates would contain all files but they don't so I'm a little lost - I've not installed a Contribution before. Any guidance appreciated. Cheers, Roman
  11. boeaz

    PayPal Integration

    Darkwolf, thanks for that response mate, it is gold - informative and logical. David, how did you get on with the IPN install?
  12. So is this resolved or should PayPal IPN be not used for now?
  13. boeaz

    getting a Paypal sandbox account

    Hi Nancy, Have you sorted this out? I'm also interested in the answer.
  14. Hi Grant, did you get this problem sorted out? I'm looking at installing an Australian Paypal option. What is the Contribution called?
  15. boeaz

    Best PayPal standard payment method

    How did it go? any problems at all?
×