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PayPal IPN and Subscription

Thread began 3/27/2013 12:36 am by Christopher West | Last modified 3/28/2013 11:17 am by Christopher West | 5667 views | 8 replies

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

PayPal IPN and Subscription

Hi Jason, as ecart currently doesnt feature PayPal subscription and its something that I would prefer to add rather then having the member going through the paypal process each billing cycle.

as stated before, I will be using eCart for the main products for sale for members only. And members will also be required to pay a monthly membership charge that will be reoccuring payments. (so the use of PayPal Subscription would be used here instead of ecart).

My question is, setting up the PayPal subscription button will obviously post to PayPal the details on the form (which i also plan to turn into dynamic bindings so i can allow client to change subscription pricing if they want). And obviously once PayPal approves the payment it would go to a success page where I can send an email etc...but What I need to know is how would I update the users accoutn with the subscription price and months chosen (that were previously sent to PayPal). Since the PayPal suvscriptions form uses an action="" that sends directly to PayPal on submit I cant even create session variables of the form data (the hidden elements) since in the bindings panel it just shows the form name and none of the form i am guessing I need to code it a different way using PayPal IPN...however im a little clueless with this approach as before i relied on ecart with my previous ecommerce website.


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