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paypal standard

Thread began 7/16/2012 3:39 pm by barkmail | Last modified 7/23/2012 11:43 am by Jason Byrnes | 657 views | 6 replies |

barkmail

paypal standard

Spent many many hours/weeks/months working to push ship to, bill to and comments field from Webassist to paypal standard.

The bottom line is that Paypal Standard cannot accept a different ship to from the bill to address (only accepts a single address), nor can is receive comments.

Apparently, the buyer puts all that information into paypal standard. This eliminates the buyer from ever needing to go to the checkout or confirm pages.

It seems that if the buyer can go from the shoppingcart page directly to paypal that would be ideal (and not redundant for the buyer).

I know that the order information that I am trying to push to the paypal standard site is within the confirm page.

I would like to put this order information "push" commands within the shoppingcart page (including "engraving" and "style" options).

I have included 3 files with this thread - checkout page, confirm page and shopping cart page.

Would you be able to highlight within the confirm page the info I need to move onto the shoppingcart page? And, show me where within the shopping cart page I should place this info?

Thank you for your time. And I REALLY hope this is possible to do...

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checkout confirm shoppingcart.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to move the transfer to the shopping cart page, you will need to add a checkout form to the shopping cart page.

On the shopping cart page, place your cursor outside the cart display form, then go to Insert -> WebAssist -> eCart -> Checkout -> Insert Checkout Form

Select remote Checkout, then Paypal Payments standard and click the edit button.

For the First Option Name, enter Engraving, then Bind the First option value to the engraving column from the eCart object.

set the Second Option name to style, then bind the second option value to the style column of the eCart object.

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barkmail

What is your experience in using paypal standard and checking out/confirming within webassist?

Do other users bypass the checkout/confirm pages as separate entities and place the needed information to push information to paypal standard within the code of the shopping cart?

Am I approaching this challenge correctly, or am I misinformed that paypal standard cannot handle a ship to and a different bill to address being "pushed" from webassist (or any other shopping cart)?

Frankly, it is going on 2 months now and I still haven't been able to get webassist and paypal standard to handshake properly - to include a different ship to than bill to address, nor to handle comments/special instructions placed by the customer.
I don't want to keep going in circles...
thanks...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

PayPal standard does not have a a way to "push" the billing and separate shipping address.

Once the user is on the paypal site, they have the option to enter the Billing and Shipping details used for the transaction. These details for the order are available through your paypal account for lookup.

the normal workflow with paypal standard is to have a the customer enter their personal (doesn't necessarily mean billing address) information on the checkout page, when this posts to the confirm page the order summary and order details are stored in your database, in the orders table, there should be a status column that by default is set to pending.

the user then goes to the paypal site to select the payment method, enter the billing and shipping address.

When paypal accepts the payment method, the user is directed back to your site.

At this point, the transaction is in a queue to be processed with the merchant bank. In your paypal account you can set up to post the results of the transaction to an IPN page on your site, this IPN Post will contain the success or failure details of the transaction.

You will need to set up the IPN page to update the order status in the database.

If you dont use the IPN method, you can log into your paypal account to see orders that have been placed, view the status of the order, and the shipping address details.

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barkmail

Thank you for all the information.

How do you Bind the First option value to the engraving column from the eCart object, and set the Second Option name to style, then bind the second option value to the style column of the eCart object?

And why is the checkout button HUGE!?!

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barkmail

Thank you for all the information.

How do you Bind the First option value to the style column from the eCart object, and set the Second Option name to engraving, then bind the second option value to the engraving column of the eCart object?

And why is the checkout button HUGE!?!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Click the lightning bolt next to Option value and select the corresponding cart column binding.

Send a link where i can see the page to determine why the checkout button is large.

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