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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    It might be the NOTIFY URL in the Admin --> Modules --> Payment --> PaypalIPN ...check to see it is where you say it is....
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1306 Try this one which I have just installed. It works fine with MS2 and is an easy install (Note the in the English Language file there is a missing apostrophe from the title)..... Cheers Andy
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    Afyter you install the paypalipn module, login to admin->modules->payment->paypalipn ...if you can't login you may need to select the paypalipn module and click install (MS2)... you should then see the Notify URL as 4th entry which you can edit as appropriate...
  4. Very Useful Contribution! It seems many of my customers are not very technically aware, or just don't read instructions so anything to help point them in the right direction is a bonus... Thanks!
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    I'm still doing that "customer research" into paypalipn "paypal processing" failures, and I've found two more reasons as follows: 1) The Customer cancelled the order as they didn't know VAT (SALES TAX) was going to be added. This was easily rectified to ensure that paypalipn didn't display tax separately in the admin section 2) The Customer arrives at the payal screen and creates themselves a password in the section for existing PAYPAL customers, managing to be completely oblivious of the "CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE NEVER PAID BY PAYPAL" button. This send them in circles unsurprisingly, and results in failed orders. Not sure how to resolve this one as it is purely down to people not reading anything presented to them.... might sign my site us as an IQ testing forum instead of a shop!
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    mine works! there are problems, but I don't think they are with paypalipn module... (see my earlier posts)
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    and this adds customers email....add in the same place as previous post. NB: hardcoded country code again. (And paypal won't reproduce the phone number if part a or b is missing) ."&night_phone_a="."44"."&night_phone_b=".$order->customer['telephone'] Still can't get the email address field to prepopulate, although it should as far as i can see.....
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    found a guide to pre_populating account setup at prepopulate paypal account setup I managed to add the country althoufgh it is hard-coded rather than taken from the customers details.....again I inserted ."&lc=".urlencode("GB") into the tep_redirect block at the end of paypalipn.php... I am still strugging to pass in the telephone country code wjhich would help greatly, and also email address..... Cheers Andy
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    PayPal IPN v0.98 for Milestone 2 released!

    Hi, I've just (had to) upgrade from MS1 to MS2 and to get around the fact that hardly anyone managed to press CONTINUE in paypal and actually enter their order with Oscommerce, I installed paypalipn v0.98. This has indeed brought its own set of problems. First up, I just tried amending the amount in the URL payment screen but I couldn't as it wasn't shown. I guess the "security hole" mentioned in a previous post can be fixed be reconfiguring either paypal IPn or oscommerce. But I am getting many "paypal processing" orders. So far, I have managed to ascertain that anyone who doesn't complete the paypal payment but gets as far as the paypal screen gets shown as "paypal processing". Its just now a case of figuring out why so many people don't complete and what can be done about it. So here's where I am: 1) I added a warning on the payment method selection screen like this (in includes/languages/english/modules/payment/paypalipn.php I think): PayPal IPN (Credit/Debit Cards Accepted **REQUIRES PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO BE SETUP) to warn folks that they will have to fillout another form and open another account. Loads of customers seem to resent doing this, so I figure all best warn them it is going to happen. 2) I minimised the information required to open an account in Oscommerce (admin -> mystore), streamlining the process as much as possible. With this in mind, I am trying to pass as much account information to paypal as possible, meaning that when a new customers hits "CLICK HERE" (for new paypal customers) as much of there account data is pre-filled. Obviously, matching your Oscommerce account setup to the paypal account setup is a good idea. This appears to be done in paypalipn.php.... I added ."&address2=".urlencode($order->customer['suburb']) to the tep_redirect block at the end of the page and it quite happily passes over the suburb from oscommerce to paypal where it is known as "address2" And here is where I could do with a little help. My store is based in the UK and there are two items I would like to force paypal to recognize/accept. The first is country. It is now, at least, obvious that non_US customers have to slect country, but if there was a way to pass country from Oscommerce to Paypal it would save customers time (a good thing). I haven't yet figured out a way to make this happen. Any help would be apprecciated. The next (and probably more serious) customer tripping hazard is the phone number country code. As only 50% of customers pay attention enough to read what is required, most of them attempt to put their area code into the country code field. I'd imagine that lots of people have no idea what their country code is anyway. If it was possible to prefill this field also, it would cut down on people trying several times and getting error messages from paypal which they don't understand, and then ultimately giving up. Anyway, thats where I'm up to with PaypalIPN. If anyone has any solutions to my two problems (or ideas) then I look forward to hearing them.... Cheers Andy ps: I did used to use "order logging before payment" and we had huge quantities of non-completions. I think that PaypalIPN shows up these, my point being that its not PaypalIPN thats at fault, it the customer inconvenience factor of using paypal thats to blame. Oh if only Worldpay weren't such a bunch of *******s! (My experience only)
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    Admin Add/Edit orders???

    what about ordercheck (spelt wrong and difficult to find) http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1168 i think it may do what you want.....
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