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Preparing PayPal - Order Status ?

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I recently installed the certified "PayPal Website Payments Standard" module and it seems to be working fine. However, I have noticed that once some enters the "Order Review" page (checkout_confirmation.php), an order gets loaded into my database with status "Preparing PayPal". It seems like preparing an order at this point is 1 step early. The shopper has not Confirmed the order yet so it's not really an order. They may abort completely, continue shopping, or come back later. Don't get me wrong...having a pre-order in the database once they hit "Confirm Order" is a really good idea. I just don't like orders showing up in my database that I cannot tell if they are real orders that did not complete in PayPal or just from a customer that is not done shopping yet.

 

Am I missing a key point?

Is there a different PayPal module that handles this better?

 

Thanks for any input.

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I recently installed the certified "PayPal Website Payments Standard" module and it seems to be working fine. However, I have noticed that once some enters the "Order Review" page (checkout_confirmation.php), an order gets loaded into my database with status "Preparing PayPal". It seems like preparing an order at this point is 1 step early. The shopper has not Confirmed the order yet so it's not really an order. They may abort completely, continue shopping, or come back later. Don't get me wrong...having a pre-order in the database once they hit "Confirm Order" is a really good idea. I just don't like orders showing up in my database that I cannot tell if they are real orders that did not complete in PayPal or just from a customer that is not done shopping yet.

 

Am I missing a key point?

Is there a different PayPal module that handles this better?

 

Thanks for any input.

If real orders were paid fully through Paypal, Paypal will send you an email indicating such a transaction.

It will also show in your Paypal account. Those are the ones that matter.

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