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    USPS: My products are lower than .1

    This is not a solution, but a suggestion: If all the products are less than 1 oz. then you can use a flat(table) rate of $0.37.
  2. I got similar problems as DEE and whereditgo. I can probably eliminate the small envelope for the intl' customers (which isn't working for me at this time). I sell DVDs and CDs now if someone buys 1 DVD or CD and chooses the flat rate option, its fine, but I have had customers buying 3-4 DVDs and then choose $5 (small envelope) :( Lack of tracking for intl' packages is also killing my business as I have had couple of cases where customers didn't receive the delivery (or may be they did...who knows). I had to refund the money as there was no tracking available and I didn't insure the packages as I already had put a lot of amount from my profits into shipping. Now I am planning to find a shipping by item module and have a flat rate for each item. I read it on usps (not sure though if I understood it right) that they offer a delivery confirmation (a card that is mailed back and nothing elctronic sorts) if it is a parcel post or insured post. My question to people who have been shipping to International locations is that, what should be an average rate for a CD (4-5 Oz) and a DVD (8-9 Oz) for international shipping including insurance and delivery confirmation? The prices I checked for insurance + delivery confirmation were little less than $4.00. So shipping price of $10 per item + $5 per additional item would be ok? I don't want to pay shipping charges from my pocket but on the other hand don't want to earn profits from shipping charges and make my products incompetitve. Hope someone has a solution/advice to this. Thanks in advance
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    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    I believe Paypal is upto something, they are changing stuff, or may be its just some problem at their end. So far my transactions are sending all the emails. So, probably, the Paypal IPN does that at certain times only.
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    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    Ok, Today suddenly, I got the response from the Paypal IPN (for the order placed on 28th) and I got the emails n stuff.
  5. Thanks for the reply. Take your time. I can just mannually delete the cache file till then :)
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    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    Thanks for the replies. So, I'll too assume that it has to do smthng with Paypal's temporary problems and would wait for my next order or myself place a fake order. But can someone help me with my second question (quoted below) Thanks
  7. It didn't, I am using the contrib which includes a different title, meta description and keywords. I hope I didn't miss anything during instalation. Thanks
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    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    lol, perhaps thats what happened. I recceived an order on 25th and it was all smooth, but the order I got yesterday had that problem. Hope a sollution can be found soon. I checked paypal's IPN page and it doesn't say anything about any code change or something. Even they haven't changed their footer. It says "Copyright ? 1999-2004 PayPal." Here is the PHP code that I found on Paypal's IPN page. I don't know if it has been changed or not. PHP 4.1 // read the post from PayPal system and add 'cmd' $req = 'cmd=_notify-validate'; foreach ($_POST as $key => $value) { $value = urlencode(stripslashes($value)); $req .= "&$key=$value"; } // post back to PayPal system to validate $header .= "POST /cgi-bin/webscr HTTP/1.0\r\n"; $header .= "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n"; $header .= "Content-Length: " . strlen($req) . "\r\n\r\n"; $fp = fsockopen ('www.paypal.com', 80, $errno, $errstr, 30); // assign posted variables to local variables $item_name = $_POST['item_name']; $item_number = $_POST['item_number']; $payment_status = $_POST['payment_status']; $payment_amount = $_POST['mc_gross']; $payment_currency = $_POST['mc_currency']; $txn_id = $_POST['txn_id']; $receiver_email = $_POST['receiver_email']; $payer_email = $_POST['payer_email']; if (!$fp) { // HTTP ERROR } else { fputs ($fp, $header . $req); while (!feof($fp)) { $res = fgets ($fp, 1024); if (strcmp ($res, "VERIFIED") == 0) { // check the payment_status is Completed // check that txn_id has not been previously processed // check that receiver_email is your Primary PayPal email // check that payment_amount/payment_currency are correct // process payment } else if (strcmp ($res, "INVALID") == 0) { // log for manual investigation } } fclose ($fp); } ?>
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    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    Hi, First of all, I searched but couldn't find the solution. Any kind of help will be appreciated. I have been using this contrib since a long time now. I haven't faced any problem, but today one of my customers paid the amount and I got the confirmation from Paypal, but didn't get any notification from my store (generally I get 2). Moreover the status of the order didn't change to "Processing" from "Pending". Last thing I modified was Ultimate SEO URLs and Guest Reviews. I don't think they have created any problem, but can someone let me know what file(s) or segment of code responsible for updating the order status and sending the emails to the admin. I also have another question, when I provide Gift Vouchers or Discount Coupons to my customers and sometimes they are 10 - 15 cents less than the order's total. I manualy change the order's status to "Processing" (which is fine with me), but the problem is that, the item(s) sold are not listed in the best sellers. I would really appreciate if someone can help me with these problems. Thanks in advance.
  10. Just added a new product but it didn't have SEOed link but a regular link, deleted the url cache and it had the new link. I have a question - How often is the seo_cacheenglish file updated?
  11. Just installed the contrib and took me not more than 5 minutes. A great work not only code but documentation too. It works great. As someone else asked about the Froogle Data Feed. I also use the Froogle Data feed which is sent to froogle periodically using corn jobs. The initial links that were sent to froogle were like ?product_id=2334 but I changed to product_info.php/product_id/2334 Now I am wondering if someone else using the Froogle Data Feed with the Ultimate SEO URLs mod? If someone else has already modified it then it'll save me a lot of time, if not then I'll try to modify it. I think a couple of query changes will be needed and may be would need to check for the short word function (though I have disabled it.) If it has been already created then plss post the code or I'll post it when am done with it. Thanks again for the contrib, I'll wait fir the next, where you add 301 redirects. BTW oscarg if you use a couple of random blocks on a page then actually the 2 pages (SEOed and Non- SEOed) will be different.
  12. I wanted to install this mod, but it seems like its not working that great for a lot of people. So, I'll just wait and watch this topic :)
  13. Thanks SMAX. I havn't tried it yet, did someone else try it? Also does anybody know how to get rid of paypal page if the order total is 0? Thanks
  14. I am facing another problem. The sort order where GV is more than DC gives 0.00 in Paypal for GV, but if I use a DC then for like this: Sub-Total: $5.49 Shipping: $2.00 Discount Coupons:xxxxx: $7.45 Total: $0.04 I get -$1.96 on my paypal page. Now how can I solve that? Thanks
  15. Thanks nerd3d, I tried it but it didn't work. Does anybody else know how to get rid of Paypal page when the order total is 0? Thanks