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Thread began 12/13/2009 12:17 am by webdesignfreebies311292 | Last modified 12/21/2009 1:34 pm by Jason Byrnes | 995 views | 6 replies |

webdesignfreebies311292

Free Digital Products

Hello. I would like to offer free digital products for download as well as paid digital products. How can I make it so the customer can bypass the checkout process (not be re-directed to PayPal) for free products but still be forced to agree to the license agreement and still be able to download their products from their myaccounts.php page immediately after accepting the license agreement. There are many many digital products websites that do this. I would like to still be able to add these products to my website via the admin section and just list $0.00 as the price. I imagine that this would be a fairly common request as many sites that offer digital goods also offer freebies but I can't seem to find a reference to it anywhere. Thank you and I look forward to a response.

Best Regards,

Karen

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you would have to code an if statement around the checkout code to bypass the gateway if the total price of the items is 0.

If you need help accomplishing this, please post back to let us know what gateway your using, Paypal Pro or paypal standard, the steps will be different depending on the gateway.

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WACustomer06

So this feature is not possible through the eCart DW extension?

So this feature is not possible through the eCart DW extension? It would be good to add this as an option in the extension itself.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It takes a slight bit of hand coding to accomplish.

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WACustomer06

patios cabi

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  It takes a slight bit of hand coding to accomplish.  



I gathered that, based on what you wrote, but I think it should be a part of the eCart DW extension tool. I guess that's a suggestion for a feature addition. It would be very cool to add that.

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webdesignfreebies311292

Re: Free Digital Products

Hello. I would be using PayPal Payments Standard for now. Any help you could give me in accomplishing this would be much appreciated. Thank you and I look forward to a response.

Sincerely,

Karen Chudobiak

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

With Payments standard, on the confirm page, the form posts to the paypal server:

php:
<form name="checkout_PP_LI_Hid"  action="https://www.PayPal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">



you need to write an it statement to post to the checkout_success page if the amount in the cart is 0:

php:
<?php if($<cartName>->GrandTotal() > 0) { ?><form name="checkout_PP_LI_Hid"  action="https://www.PayPal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><?php } else { ?><form name="checkout_PP_LI_Hid"  action="checkout_success.php" method="post"><?php ?>



where <cartName> is the name of your eCart object.

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