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  • User921935016 posted

    Hello all,

    I am working on a website which will sell pdfs on net.

    So, user can pay using paypal and after that he will be redirected to

    the site on a diff page where he will be given the link to download

    the book.

    Which is the best paypal payment option for this scenario.

    I also want to tackle failure issues like,  user not able to reach

    the download page for some reason or the other

    and for n number of days.

    Monday, March 1, 2010 7:10 AM

All replies

  • User530177176 posted

     Please read this article for PayPal Integration

    http://www.west-wind.com/presentations/PayPalIntegration/PayPalIntegration.asp

    Monday, March 1, 2010 10:57 AM
  • User921935016 posted

     Whats the best way to associate a website user with the paypal user ?

    Because when the paypal will call the IPN page, we need to update database for the user.

    Paypal provides "cm" field to for storing user-defined values. Can we use it to pass "userid".

    Or is there any other standard way.

    Monday, March 8, 2010 2:53 AM
  • User-341952562 posted

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    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 8:07 AM
  • User-551833813 posted

     Whats the best way to associate a website user with the paypal user ?

    Because when the paypal will call the IPN page, we need to update database for the user.

    Paypal provides "cm" field to for storing user-defined values. Can we use it to pass "userid".

    Or is there any other standard way.

     

    I'm facing the same problem How could I assign subscribed for a specific user id ? Did you find an answer ?

    If you already find out how please tell me what should I do?

    Friday, December 17, 2010 1:21 PM
  • User-274761339 posted

    IMHO, we could use the IPN option, i think it is more secure.  First, we need to setup 2 pages. The first page is the Request Page and the second page is the Confirmation Page.

    The First Page is used to collect the info about payment such as userid, paypal user name, etc then transfer it into the Paypal pages. After doing the transaction in PayPal, then when it is succeded, it will go to the confirm page. If the payment is succeded the PDF link will be displayed if it is not, then show the error.

    Do not forget to set the returl url when sending the Request Detail before it goes to the Paypal page. I already implemented the mobile payment and it works great. Smile


    Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:03 PM
  • User-274761339 posted

    Sorry, just to inform you we use the express checkout option from paypal Smile. We receive the IPN in the confirmation page.

    Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:09 PM