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  1. #1
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    paypal question...

    is it true that people who buy with paypal do not have to be members of paypal. i read this somewhere on WHT not long ago.

    if so how is this accomplished?

    when i click on the link on my site it seems as though the user is required to have an account.

    thanks

  2. #2
    It is possible to activate the option for users to not require an account. I believe it is only possible for merchants located in the USA, however, the customer can be located anywhere.
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  3. #3
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    ok, im in the US. do you know how?

    i have another question...

    when the user signs up i want them to be able to input their domain name. how can i get paypal to email me this domain name up completion of sign up?

    thanks

  4. #4
    1) You will have to email PayPal support to activate it; or, it may be an option you can turn on yourself from the MERCHANT TOOLS control panel - not sure.

    2) You will need an order form to integrate with PayPal in order to take down information such as the domain name. PayPal does not allow for additional fields on their shopping cart system.
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  5. #5
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    so i have an order form on my website before people get passed to paypal...how do these variables survive the paypal transaction?

  6. #6
    Well, what I did way back when I didn't have ModernBill and was only using PayPal...was I had an order form that I made on the website...when submitted, it sent all the variables via email and I had the EXIT page as the PayPal page. This way, you had all of the client information even if they didn't make the payment. Often, people were unable to figure out the PayPal system and couldn't complete the payment. After a few emails of coaching, they eventually got it. Without their information though, I would not have been able to do that.

    Good luck.
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  7. #7
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    that's what i was worried about...an email does'nt neccessarily mean someone signed up...but i guess if you get the other email from paypal then you're set!

    thanks man

    how's business?

  8. #8
    Originally posted by rysolag
    thanks man

    how's business?
    You're welcome...business is doing really well these days actually. Oddly enough, the amount of time I spend on WHT hasn't warranted me one customer here (at least none that I know of), but what can you do? We're conquering our local market
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  9. #9
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    i am thinking this whole process through in my head.

    if i make a form when does the email get sent and when does the page go to paypal...

    user click sproceed...email is sent...then to paypal.

    i know how to send an email with php, can i call a php script using javascript?

    after the email script has executed how do i go to the paypal form?

    i need the steps i guess.

    thanks

  10. #10
    The way I had it setup:

    1) User goes to regular HTML form on website
    2) User clicks on SUBMIT
    3) Form access a PHP script that emails the values of the fields
    4) After email is sent, user is re-directed to PayPal payment page
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