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Thread began 3/05/2014 8:47 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 3/17/2014 9:17 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | 2516 views | 13 replies

Nathon Jones Web Design

On our basket (cart) page,, do we simply run the eCart Checkout Wizard to integrate with PayPal Payments Pro?

Would you mind running me through the process from having the basket page in place to integrating PayPal Payments Pro and saving the order to database?

1) Settings
Can you clarify what the Checkout page and Order confirmation pages are, or should be?
Not understanding the difference between PayPal Payments Pro and PayPal Express Checkout. Why does there need to be two Order confirmation pages?

2) Payments
If I select the "I will rely on my payment provider..." option, which I assume I have to if I'm using PayPal Payments Pro, I'm given the choice of either Express Checkout or Payflow Link. Which do I need?

I have API credentials for the Sandbox which I assume is best to use initially until all testing is complete?

3) Shipping
How will the system gather the delivery address for the order and, subsequently, apply the correct shipping fee? Base rate or Per item rate don't really apply because these will be different for each country. Do we need to database drive this? Would appreciate your advice as I have always really struggled with the complexity of shipping calculations.

4) Tax

5) Orders
Is there a sample database I could use as a template? I can't find this on the website but I do remember seeing it somewhere at some stage.

6) Email
Do we get any formatting control over this, a la Universal Email? We'd like to send a branded confirmation if possible.

7) Form Design
Like other CSS styling, if we make changes then we'd have to copy the stylesheet and reference it AFTER the initial stylesheet reference in order that it wouldn't overwrite any changes we make should we need to re-run the wizard?

Really appreciate the help Jason. Once I've got the process, I'll have it sussed but initially I'd appreciate your direct guidance on it so that I can fully understand each process.

Thank you.

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