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Thread began 5/05/2010 8:16 pm by Bruce | Last modified 5/12/2010 7:58 pm by Bruce | 1178 views | 9 replies


PayPal Payment Standard or Express Check out

Thanks for clarifying the Tax/Shipping display in the Browser. I was thinking the same thing.

PayPal Payment Standard or Express Check out
I saw some document regarding Payment Standard and Express Checkout. However I need some clarification about both options. I exclude the PayPal Pro after talking with my client and because he wants to start this experience without paying any extra fees. That's why I come to decide between two options.
According to what you mentioned in other thread in the forum you recommend the PayPal Express Check out:

  The regular Payments Standard option is quite different, when the user checks out with this option they are taken to PayPal with the cart contents being transferred. They can login to pay and finish the transaction on PayPal. After the transaction is complete and if you have auto return enabled the user will go back to your site. However you will no know the status of the transaction. You will have to have an IPN page that will listen for the PayPal notification about the transaction and update your db and send an email or do some other stuff.

So with Express Checkout you do not pass values to PayPal, you just login and return to the site. Then you complete the transaction on your site knowing instantly weather it was successful or not.  

This Express Checkout sounds ok to me and I would like to choose it for Payment method. The only downside is that it does not give the Credit Card option to the buyer. It has only the PayPal option. This is what I saw in their Demo. I would appreciate it to know your opinion.

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