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E-cart Paypal Questions

Thread began 1/20/2011 2:02 pm by sadie406824 | Last modified 2/23/2011 11:23 am by Jason Byrnes | 5951 views | 67 replies |

sadie406824

E-cart Paypal Questions

So we have a wonderful site all thanks to the hard work of Craig Rushforth www.rainbowracing.com - now that our customers are using our online ordering and the bugs have been all worked out we now would like to add paypal.

I set up a Paypal Website Payment Pro account - My account is now live - I signed up for the sandbox. I have gathered all of the appropriate information to implement paypal into our very customized cart that Craig has built for us.

I went to my cart and added paypal as a payment gateway. When everything was said and done, the custom checkout page Craig built now has duplicated shipping & billing info showing? I had checked the "I will handle shipping myself" but it still changed my checkout page significantly. I am redownloading my live site to start over. Before I start over can someone please take a look at the checkout process currently being used on www.rainbowracing.com - For name just enter Test so if you complete the process I will know that it is fake when the order comes through.

I need to know what page to start the webassist ecart checkout wizard? Or am I soppose to use a new checkout button? There has been allot of time and money put into this and I need to take it to the final stage here and am a bit confused on how to move forward without destroying all of the effort Craig has put in.

Thank you!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

where Craig has already created the checkout pages, you should not run the checkout wizard. you would need to manually add the behaviors to the pages to add the paypal checkout process.

I'm afraid that where these pages are heavily customized as you say, the best way to get this done correctly is to work with Craig to have him add the functions in. I could give you a broad overview, but it could very easily break what Craig has done.

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sadie406824

Thank you Jason for your always quick reply. Well Craig had made it sound pretty simple. I too was concerned that I would ruin anything he had put into place. This is what he had wrote back:

"Online payment, already, Gosh that was quick !

The process all takes place from the confirm page onwards, so from that point of view, the rest of the site will be ok.

If you do decide to go for it, there are testing modes you can adopt with paypal and other payment gateways which i would strongly encourage you to use, (in a test environment!!!!)

There are lots of things to consider, my advice is, get as familiar as you can with the process, (and Webassist are very supportive.)

I will of course help where I can"

So from this explanation maybe I am suppose to add a checkout button on the confirm page for paypal? Should I be looking at paypal to solve this problem or hunt through the WA forums? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Did you go to our site and checkout?

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CraigRBeta Tester

Getting into a 3 way conversation here.

On the confirm page, it seems logical to add the appropriate server behavior for the desired payment gateway

Is there any documentation on adding the payment gateway afterwards ?

I am about to move house, so will be offline for a little while, and would like to help steer Sadie in the right direction

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sadie406824

Thanks Craig! I was just going to ask the same question as you had suggested. I will look at the ecart documentation and see if somewhere there is some MANUAL way of accomplishing this. Thank you for helping when you are in the middle of a move! You are fantastic Craig and you never cease to amaze me!

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sadie406824

Ok, I am going to try and play around with my testing site and see if I can accomplish anything. In the meantime, if anyone is aware of how to do this manually please let me know.

Thank you!

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sadie406824

So I read through this link index.htm sent to me by Craig. I didn't see anything that was helpful or gave me any kind of step by step instructions to implement PayPal Payment Pro into an already structured ecart object, cart.php, confirm.php or checkout.php pages. Once again I find that web assists puffs up its chest a bit when saying that all of their products offered are an easy addition to your already created website! None of this has been easy for Rainbow Racing's complex product site.

UGGGGHHHHH!!! So i just keep on reading things that do not work for my situation. There has to be somebody out there that has done this before.

PLEASE checkout www.rainbowracing.com and go through the cart process and let me know if you have any ideas on how to add paypal to the confirm page.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the first thing that I would suggest is to create a new site in Dreamweaver for playing around with.

Create a new cart object, it doesn't need to have any additional columns in it.

create a new page with an add to cart button, this is only for testing, so a static button is fine, and create a cart display page.

Then run the checkout wizard for paypal payments pro.

The only objective here is to create the pages using the wizard to use for cannibalization.

On the checkout page, you will see new form elements for the credit card type, number, expiration month, year and cvv value.

you will need to copy these form elements into your checkout form.

I can see on your confirm page, you already have the hidden form elements in place to capture the values posted from the checkout page, this is good.

go into the code on the confirm page and make sure that there is set session value code in place to capture the credit card form elements as well.

If it is not there already, go to the dummy confirm page and copy the set session value code for the credit card form elements and paste it into the head of the confirm page along with the other set session value code.

Once this is in place, you will need to add the Local Checkout server behavior to the confirm page.

Go to the server behaviors window and click on the plus button. Select eCart -> Checkout -> Local Checkout Slect PayPal Direct payment from the gateway selections.

Set the success and failure pages.

On the next step, set the paypal API Credentials, from credit cart type on down, bind each setting to the corresponding form elements through the lightning bolt icon.

On the third step, you should not need to change anything except order description.

If you are unsure on any of the settings, refer to the Local Checkout server behavior on the dummy confirm page that was created.

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sadie406824

WOW! THANK YOU! I Will Attempt that now with another copy of the testing site! Really THANK YOU!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You're welcome.

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