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    Paypal & osCommerce : How does downloading orders work ?

    How does downloading orders work in PayPal & OsCommerce ? How do we receive it ? Do we have to download a file in the store manager ? Or is it like automatically send to our email address ? or something else ?

    Thanks a lot in advance.


    Cogan

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    I don't remember the exact answer but there is a function in the admin panel that you use to setup a cart that allows for 'downloading of products' once payment is made. Your best bet would be to run a search on the osCommerce forums and I'm sure something will turn up. If it doesn't you can always post there and receive a reply very quickly.

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    alright. thanks for the reply EvilHaider.



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    hmm...what about PayPal work ? Are we going to get an email everytime customer place an order ? or ... ?

    any reply would be appreciated thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogan
    hmm...what about PayPal work ? Are we going to get an email everytime customer place an order ? or ... ?

    any reply would be appreciated thanks
    Yes, there is a page you setup in your PayPal account.
    Once the transaction is complete PayPal calls up this
    page and notifies that the credit card was accepted
    successfully.

    You can setup several email receipts. You will definitely
    get two.
    i.) From osCommerce stating you have a successful order.
    ii.) From PayPal stating the CreditCard cleared., after it clears.
    Depending on the contributions installed.
    If you have PayPal IPN setup you will see the complete
    transaction codes in osCommerce for future reference.

    Downloads. If you have the download controller contribution.
    You can set up your osCommerce cart to allow say... 5 downloads to your client withen 30 days. After a successful
    transaction you client receives an email and they can download the product or wait till later and receive an unlock
    key. It all depends what contributions you have setup your
    in your cart.

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    thanks for the brief answer sadcox66.

    thank you !

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    I've sold ebooks using OsCommerce and PayPal...It's very configurable from what I've found. I would recommend it.

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    It's definitely worth replacing the standard PayPal payment module with the PayPal IPN contribution (you can find it at oscommerce.com/community in the contributions section). This lets osCommerce know when a payment is made by paypal even if the customer doesn't click the "Continue" button at the end of the paypal process, which they often don't do for whatever reason, which would normally cause you to receive a payment without an order going into the system.

    With PayPal IPN, the order goes into the system even before payment is made and is set to "PayPal processing" status, until osCommerce gets its notification from PayPal IPN that payment was made.

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    thank you for the respond jwcooper & Dan Grossman.

    I have one quick question, with my standard programming skills *I know Php a little*, how long you think I could finish the customization of osCommerce ? It's pretty much basic stuff.

    Thanks in advance

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    Since osC has a good user base already and a variety of uses, a lot of the customizations you'd need to suit different types of stores are already available in the contributions pages of their site. Since once you apply one contribution you can't just overwrite your files with another to add that code since you'd lose the changes from the first, you do need to be able to edit the actual PHP code itself. Most of the contribs have enough documentation that you'll be able to find where you need to copy&paste the modified code to do what you need.


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