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and another thing

 

I have over 500 items to add mapping to.. I got behind

anyway

I want to do a whole bunch at a time and click on the to add a check mark to the all showing and them check approve.

 

nothing happens.. they just stay there..

Naomi.


Peace is possible.. Please don't give up.

 

"War is --the old betraying the young"

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Hi, Anthony, thank you for your great contribution! I just finished the installation, I just wonder that you said do a test for the contribution, but how and what steps of a test I should do???

 

BTW: after the installation, just wonder why i don't see any links of auction on my site?? I mean I can't see anywhere ;) :P

 

Thank you very much :rolleyes:

 

 

edited: I guess I just run into first time and not quite know how it works really.........such as how i receive the money, where do i see my auction and so on.....???

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sorry, I should've checked out the user guide page first!! Stupid myself.

 

But, just run into some setting questins......about settings:

 

If you use an non-US eBay site, change the eBay NPB Alert URL and the eBay Final Value Fee Credit URL accordingly.

 

How and what should i change if i am live in canada and the site is origin in Canada?

 

also about the "Auction Checkout URL and the Auction Upload URL"....will it be wrong to set in the SSL link address?? like https://www......................

 

or as long as i set the link address right no matter i set it in secured or not???

 

 

Thank you so much again :rolleyes:


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To Anthony: This is my favorite Contribution yet, thank so much!

 

To Everyone: I'd like to dress up my emails from this using some HTML. I've tried to do it but only messed it up. Is there anyone here that can tell me if this can or can't be done and if so how do I do it?

 

Again, thanks for the great contribution

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hoschi0306,

 

Your problems are not being caused by eBay Auction Sales Manager. Please get your installation stable, and then follow the instructions exactly and you will achieve success.

 

Paris,

 

Currently, PayPal IPN 0.981 works well with EAM. Others, may be using the PayPal shopping cart IPN contribution. I prefer to use this one, and will soon have a release that has total integration with the PayPal shopping cart IPN contribution.

 

Naomi,

 

I'll keep looking into your mapping issue

 

All,

 

Yes, sorting and searching will be soon. Maybe in the PayPal release.

 

markchiu,

 

You may use SSL, BUT there's no reason NOT to use non-SSL for the auction upload URL. It saves processing resources and we're not sending any real private information.

 

rmyles,

 

You can use HTML for emails, but you need to be sure to escape your embedded quotes. I was working on an email manager that provides a nice interface for editing emails, but have put it on hold while I finish up the PayPal integration and the eBay lister.

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Thanks for the reply Anthony,

 

Forgive me my html and php is rather weak. Can you expand a little on 'embeded quotes' ? Just a little to send me in the right direction.

 

Thanks again

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Hi, Anthony, thank you for telling. However, I just run into another problem..I seem not able to find the link of auction_sales.php page when I click on auction sales checkout....the link it showed me is:

 

 

http://www.yadyshop.com/admin/FILENAME_AUC..._SALES?status=4

 

 

however, I didn't change anything from the auction.php page!! and yet, all new php pages from the "NEW Files", were all uploaded into the admin already, but somehow the system, itself can't find the filename called auction_sales.php?????? ;) ;)

 

my oscommerce is 2.2MS2


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Hi, gee I am embarrased, but I don't know why when I set this url to be my auction checkout url

 

 

http://yadyshop.com/auction_finder.php

 

it shows me these warnings......

 

Warning: main(includes/languages/english/FILENAME_AUCTION_FINDER): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/yadyshop/public_html/auction_finder.php on line 49

 

Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'includes/languages/english/FILENAME_AUCTION_FINDER' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/yadyshop/public_html/auction_finder.php on line 49

 

I have run into the same type question, but forgot the most what to do.......... :(


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Hi again,

 

I've changed catalog/english.php and admin/english.php to look like this in order to add some html to the emails:

 

define('INVOICE_EMAIL_SUBJECT', 'Thank you for your purchase of: %AUCTION_TITLE%');
         define('INVOICE_EMAIL_BODY', '"<html><body><p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.talespinners.ca/images/Talespinners_email.jpg" width="235" height="90"></p></body></html>"'
        . "Thank you for your <b>%STORE_NAME%</b> purchase of:\n\n%AUCTION_TITLE%.\n\nPlease complete the checkout process using the following link:\n\n%AUCTION_CHECKOUT_LINK%\n\n"
 . "This checkout ensures the accuracy of your order and allows us to complete your order much faster.  " 
 . "We currently accept Money Orders, Cashier's Checks, and Paypal.\n\n"
 . "Sincerely,\n%STORE_NAME% Customer Service\n%STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS%");

 

For some reason it completely ignores the image but everthing else stays the same. How do I get it to recognize the image?

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

Thanks

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Warning: main(includes/languages/english/FILENAME_AUCTION_FINDER): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/yadyshop/public_html/auction_finder.php on line 49

 

This means that you did not make the changes in /catalog/includes/filenames.php. You need to make all of the changes mentioned in CHANGES_MS2.txt.

Edited by auctionblox

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Hi, anthony thank you sooooo much!!! Finally got it solved.....ok......yes, I have seem the CHANGES_MS2.txt, but I was thinking even though the first time new installation is needed to be done as it says in there??? I thought only the previous users need to do that........... ;) :o

 

Appreciated! :rolleyes:


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Paris,

 

Currently, PayPal IPN 0.981 works well with EAM.  Others, may be using the PayPal shopping cart IPN contribution.  I prefer to use this one, and will soon have a release that has total integration with the PayPal shopping cart IPN contribution.

Anthony,

 

Thanks for the reply. You are the man! First of all, I am running an older version of OSC I believe it's 2.1. So, I guess I would need to upgrade. I am a bit afraid of upgrading since I have been able to get everything run at almost a 100%. I did hacks over two years ago that I don't remember. Even the forum is different here and my posts are no longer listed. And I am not really sure how to upgrade. I really need to look into that. But I did read through some of this thread yesterday and I did see your recommendation of PayPal IPN and when I did read the thread on PayPal IPN I noticed there were a lot of problems with that contribution. So, I backed-off on adding it. Nevertheless, I really like your contribution and I have to decide what is the best thing to do. Upgrade? Add Paypal IPN? And your contribution. Or should I possibly wait for your next release?

 

Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks again for all your hard work. If it does all work out and I am able to use it I don't mind donating to your contribution.

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I have to decide what is the best thing to do. Upgrade? Add Paypal IPN?

 

Phase 1: The most prudent thing to do at this point is to bite the bullet and upgrade your osCommerce version to 2.2 MS2. Add the necessary changes and contributions to get your store back to where it is today.

 

Phase 2: By the time you complete this activity, a EAM/PayPal combination will have been released to meet your needs. You could consider installing EAM after you complete phase 1 so that you get familiar with the system. (You don't have to list on eBay or accept checkouts through it immediately.) I've always included upgrade instructions from release to release.

 

Phase 3: Install EAM/PayPal combination.

 

Regards,

Anthony

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Ron,

 

For some reason it completely ignores the image but everthing else stays the same. How do I get it to recognize the image?

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

Sorry...I'm no expert here since I've never actually tried it. Perhaps someone else could chime in.

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All,

 

I am waiting on your comments regarding my earlier post on the new shipping requirements before I post the new version. Please give due consideration and reply so that I can post the new version and complete the next.

 

Thanks,

Anthony

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hoschi0306,

 

Your problems are not being caused by eBay Auction Sales Manager. Please get your installation stable, and then follow the instructions exactly and you will achieve success.

No, my installation is stable - like I posted: clean install. Up and running fine.

 

After adding your contribution I got the errormessages. I figured out what caused the error number 2: When I make the changes in the readmefile that changes the values from shoppingcart into supercart.

 

As soon as I change it back, I have no problems anymore.

 

I don`t know why, but it seems that I can?t use your contribution. By the way, I still don?t know how it should work if it would work ;-).

 

After a complete reinstall (oscommerce + your contribution) with the same effect (=doesn`t work) I`m totally lost now...

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Auctionblox,

 

Here are my comments, per your request:

 

 

I use the USPS (modified) shipping which allow me to select which USPS delivery options are shown to the customer. I have mine set at Priority for Domestic, and Priority or Express for International. I sell photographs, so a person could order 60 or so 4x6's before the domestic $3.85 shipping would be touched.

 

 

Let me make sure I understand this correctly:

If My OSC /modules/shipping/usps.php is set at the shipping I mentioned above, I will be able (with the shipping modification you mentioned) to offer say. free shipping, to ebay customers and it will over-ride what my store settings.......just for this specific sale?

 

 

The Fixed Shipping Per Product contribution will be released as BOTH a standalone contribution and integrated into the EAM.

Ok, Im getting a little confused......... Does this mean that we must set a shipping cost for each product in our store?

 

When it is integrated into EAM and used for eBay items, you MUST list your items in a certain way for the new shipping method to work. You no longer have the admin options for "Use osCommerce shipping for domestic/international shipments". It now uses the shipping method that you defined on your auction.

this sound good to me.

 

What this means to you:

1. If you want to offer free shipping, you must set the "Seller pays shipping" option on your listing

2. If you want to offer fixed shipping, you must set the "Buyer pay for shipping" AND set the cost that you want charged.

3. If you want to offer shipping through OSC, you do EITHER of the following:

A. Set "Buyer pays for shipping", set that you will specify shipping costs later. (Be sure to set the shipping costs and shipping additional costs to 0.0 anyway.)

B. Set "Buyer pays for shipping" and select "Calculated shipping"

this sound pretty easy to follow.

 

I currently have Paypal_IPN installed and working properly (no bugs!) You mentioned incorporating this with the next release, how will this effect those of us who already have Paypal_IPN contribution installed?

 

It will be GREAT to see these two EXCELLENT contributions working together!!!!!

 

Thank You!

Tammy

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I have (from a complete rebuild) Paypal IPN1.7 working currently, with Master Products, and Easypopulate - my next steps are to integrate EAM with the Credit class for gift vouchers etc.

 

I notice in EAM that it requires changes to be made to the checkout_process.php file - which IPN no longer uses:

 

Is there a master list of changes which are needed with IPN 1.7 of which I can take advantage? Or should I wait for the 'coming soon' PP_IPN/EAM combo? - and how soon is soon?

 

 

Thanks.

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Hi, guys and gals, and Anthony

 

Although I have installed this contribution and looked out the user guide short vision....I still can't quite figure it out totally that how this ebay sales manager is being operated....on the other words....how do i use this feature....perhaps I need to list some questions.....

 

 

1. How does it work?

 

2. Where do I add or put my auctions?

 

3. What are the problems of using my oscommerce shipping methods (I hvae now Canada post, UPS, and flat rate enabled and installed)?

 

4. I don't see a link on my site to my auction....but I am guessing it is the auction_finder.php that cumstomers go to right??

 

5. Do i need to create an ebay account on ebay, if i do why then I need this contribution....NO OFFENCE TO Anthony, but just being curious :lol:

 

hope i won't have other much questions later........(i know not only you are scared but myself too............ <_< :( :lol:

 

thank you so much everyone!


OS-commerce is great, but with other magical contributions, that is just so "COOL"!

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i just tried the auction_finder.php page..and entered my email address...but then i get this result...

 

Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: auctionhelper in /home/yadyshop/public_html/auction_finder.php on line 29

 

;)....I don't even know what it means....

Edited by markchiu

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Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: auctionhelper in /home/yadyshop/public_html/auction_finder.php on line 29

 

Did you copy the auction_helper.php file into /catalog/includes/classes ? That's in the new files (just copy) folder.

Edited by auctionblox

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I notice in EAM that it requires changes to be made to the checkout_process.php file - which IPN no longer uses:

 

Is there a master list of changes which are needed with IPN 1.7 of which I can take advantage? Or should I wait for the 'coming soon' PP_IPN/EAM combo? - and how soon is soon?

 

Soon is within 2 weeks. IPN 1.7 uses a copy of checkout_process inside of the paypal.php class. You could try to do some visual code matching to make the one change required. The change simply moves the auction sale from not checked out to checked out.

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If My OSC /modules/shipping/usps.php is set at the shipping I mentioned above, I will be able (with the shipping modification you mentioned) to offer say. free shipping, to ebay customers and it will over-ride what my store settings.......just for this specific sale?

 

Yes, per *auction* sale you can override by specifying the amount in the admin or at eBay in the listing.

 

Ok, Im getting a little confused......... Does this mean that we must set a shipping cost for each product in our store?

 

Only if you want to allow the user to checkout store items during the auction checkout process. If the user adds an item to the cart that does not have fixed shipping amounts set and enabled AND you're using the fixed shipping contribution, then they get a shipping error like USPS and UPS do when you have it mis-configured. It tells the user to contact the store owner to use this shipping method.

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yes, I did, Anthony, but it still shows it even when i reupload that file

auction_helper.php into catalog/includes/classes

 

 

also please if you are able to help some questions that I have posted here...

 

Hi, guys and gals, and Anthony

 

Although I have installed this contribution and looked out the user guide short vision....I still can't quite figure it out totally that how this ebay sales manager is being operated....on the other words....how do i use this feature....perhaps I need to list some questions.....

 

 

1. How does it work?

 

2. Where do I add or put my auctions?

 

3. What are the problems of using my oscommerce shipping methods (I hvae now Canada post, UPS, and flat rate enabled and installed)?

 

4. I don't see a link on my site to my auction....but I am guessing it is the auction_finder.php that cumstomers go to right??

 

5. Do i need to create an ebay account on ebay, if i do why then I need this contribution....NO OFFENCE TO Anthony, but just being curious 

 

hope i won't have other much questions later........(i know not only you are scared but myself too............   

 

thank you so much everyone!

 

pls, pls! Appreciated! I really don't know about these things on eBay sales manager :( :unsure:

Edited by markchiu

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Only if you want to allow the user to checkout store items during the auction checkout process. If the user adds an item to the cart that does not have fixed shipping amounts set and enabled AND you're using the fixed shipping contribution, then they get a shipping error like USPS and UPS do when you have it mis-configured. It tells the user to contact the store owner to use this shipping method.

 

So if my "normal" store shipping is set at $3.85, and I want to offer free shipping to lure shoppers, I would basically have to make the free shipping store wide for it to work (presuming they wanted to add items to the cart from the store)? Is that correct?

 

Thanks for all your hard work, it doesnt go unnoticed!

 

Tammy

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