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How confident are buyers about paying via PayPal as opposed to integrated solutions?

I have an e-commerce site which has PayPal integrated as our payment processor as the site is fairly new and doesn't yet receive many orders. I'm wondering how the general public see the PayPal ...
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Should I decline a credit card based on IP Address

We are having a problem with a user who comes to our site to attempt to validate hundreds of credit card numbers. He will run around 400+ $1.00 transactions at a time, find some valid card numbers and ...
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Google, Amazon, PayPal, roll your own, Shopping Cart/Checkout option that doesn't put off potential customers?

Google, Amazon, PayPal, roll your own. We have a custom coded online store with custom shopping carts that is using Amazon for the checkout process. When the customer 'checks out' of our site, they ...
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For Paypal website payments standard, Do I need to create add to cart buttons using my client's account?

I wish to use Paypal web site payments standard on one of my clients webpages. It's a simple static site, so I do not wish to use a e-commerce package. I'm creating test code using my own paypal ...
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“Pay what you want” system

I'm looking for a "pay what you want" system like www.humblebundle.com had during their last software bundle action. Where can I find such a system? It only needs to support PayPal and should send a ...
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Recurring Profile and Bundled Item (Magento)

I have a subscription service that people pay monthly for, so I’ve setup a “Virtual Product” with a Recurring Profile. At the same time, I want to have it so they can add different one time products. ...
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Accepting money on a website as payment: when do I move past PayPal?

I have a website I accept payments via PayPal. This works well, at what point does it make sense to change providers, given PayPal takes a higher percentage than some other services. What are the best ...
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PayPal Basic vs PayPal Pro and credit card security

This link provides a comparison between PayPal Basic and PayPal Pro plans. To me basic PayPal is ideal but I need to be able to transfer funds between two PayPal accounts and for that I have to ...
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Paypal PDT and IPN , how does it work?

PDT Payment Data Transfer is getting the transaction data of the purchase that was made on paypal site and you want to fetch that on your own site and display to the user. Also you may want to store ...
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Registering single letter domain, selling subdomains? [closed]

I am about to purchase x.yz or a.bc (not those, but same lengths). I want to sell subdomains like rst.x.yz to the public, and would be able to run my own DNS servers for it. Is there a system (iPanel ...
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How can I prevent users from creating multiple accounts?

I'm building a site that needs to guarantee user reputation scores are accurate by preventing users from creating more than one account, at the cost of decreased user signups. So far, the only ...
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What is the diffrence between paypal Paypal Payments Standard and Paypal Express Checkout?

I need to implement PayPal on my web page, and I don't know which one to use, Paypal Payments Standard or Paypal Express Checkout or both. To me they seems pretty much the same.
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Is paypal's IPN reliable enough?

I am creating my first ever major plugin for Wordpress and I intend to share it to the community. It integrates paypal's subscription button which is very useful for people who wishe to build a ...
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Accept Credit Cards / PayPal on Website for Delayed Processing

I'm trying to setup a basic system on my site to accept credit cards for delayed processing. What I will be doing is collecting a bunch of orders/credit cards for a group of people, then after a ...
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Paypal - specify limited or indefinite subscription service

I'm creating a paypal check-out form for a subscription service. Paypal allows me to specify the "reacurring times" of the subscription with the "srt" option: ...
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How to get Magento to update order status when PayPal returns IPN message?

When someone checks out in Magento with PayPal, and PayPal flags their payment for review, Magento correctly sets the order status to "Payment Review". However, if after a day or two PayPal decides ...
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Possible to send one payment to multiple Paypal accounts?

I have a client who wants to setup a Paypal Buy it Now button on his small e-commerce store. The customer is able to say: "I want to make a payment of $20 and I want this percentage to go toward this ...
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What is the best kind of checkout system for a website?

I have worked with quite a few checkout systems and eCommerce platforms. Are there certain kinds of interfaces that convert sales better than others? For me there are really only two questions: ...
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Hotel Reservation Request Booking Paypal PHP

I'm making a website for a small hotel in php. The hotel owners want a reservation system that uses paypal. They want people to see a calendar and choose a date to make a reservation. If the day has ...
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Changing amounts on Authorize.NET/Paypal recurring payments

I'm writing a system that will bill people a certain recurring amount per month/quarter/year. During that period, the customer may earn credits against his next bill. The approach I'm considering is ...
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What is the simplest way to accept recurring donations? (except paypal)

I'd like to put up a donation system for a nonprofit(outside US, central europe, no paypal/google checkout benefits apply) without too much coding/integration and with a checkout process as simple as ...
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Web hosted payment form service recommendation, for card processing

I'm accepting credit cards on my website, using PayPal's "hosted" solution (an IFRAME that collects the credit card information, PayPal calls this "PayFlow"). I chose PayPal because they were a brand ...
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Can I bypass PayPal's button generator and submit item details to PayPal using my version of their form?

Getting started with a super simple PayPal shop on a flat HTML site. Seems to me there are two ways to go: 1. Use PayPal's button generator You follow their instructions and they'll generate a ...
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In a simple Paypal web store, how can you add multiple items to the cart with one page load?

I use the Paypal "Website Payments Standard" system on my website - I believe this is their term for the simple style of "Add to cart" button that you can set up under Merchant tools in your Paypal ...
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PayPal - Selling a single app [closed]

I would like to sell a desktop application over my website through PayPal. The user will receive a download link and a license key. Are there any PHP scripts availabe from PayPal IPN to do that? ...
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Paypal Subscriptions - Getting users to continue to success/failure URLs

I have a private, paid-user-only service and I'm using Paypal Subscriptions as my payment gateway. It has been properly set-up (or I believe it has) with custom URLs defined for successful payments or ...
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what is the simplest online payment gateway? other than paypal

Or maybe paypal is the most useful of them all.?? to be integrated in asp.net c#
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Starting an online e-commerce business

I was asked by a friend from Singapore to setup an online e-commerce website. I am new to e-commerce. Based on what I've read, in order to process credit card payment, I will need a merchant account ...
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Can Paypal/Google/Amazon accept credit card payments like a merchant account?

Paypal Express Checkout API, Google Checkout API and Amazon Flexible Payment Services allow us to accept payment easily by simply redirecting users to their website and they'll handle everything. We ...
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is a merchant account a requirment for a website to take payments

I have had a quick look but couldn't see anything related. Basically, if we were to accept payments for events on our website, via paypal (essentially a Buy it now! button), as a business, do we need ...
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Is Paypal the best solution for payment gateway for a website?

I have a realty website that needs a payment gateway for their property reservation. The reservation fee range from $500-$600 and about 5-6 people per month. I was wondering if Paypal is the best ...
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What are some ways to accept payments from African countries that isn't PayPal?

There are some countries where people cannot easily create paypal accounts. Is there another way to transfer money online?
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Payment from Paypal but no order in Magento 1.6.2

I just found a very strange problem and wondered if anyone has seen the same, or maybe knows a fix for this? We have paperwork for an order payment received through paypal, but the order doesn't ...
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How to allow customer to “View Cart” / “Checkout” in PayPal?

We're setting up a simple website with PayPal. We've implemented a bunch of Add to Cart buttons and they're working well. But we assumed we would also add a View Cart / Checkout button at the top, ...
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Simplest way to lock down a beta web site but allow paypal payments

Perhaps a strange question, but I have a website that's not ready for production use online in order to test paypal payments. I had locked down the site using a .htaccess file however this also ...
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Paypal: Subscribe Buttons and Inventory

Paypal lets you create purchase buttons, and one option is to make the purchase actually trigger an autopay - they call it a Subscription/Subscribe button. They also let you enter inventory for a ...
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Handling the holding of money on a platform

We are building a platform for a client, developed in Yii, where users can top up their account on the platform with money from PayPal. Users can upload files and buy access to each other's files. ...
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How to resolve paypal pending balance for subscription type?

Pending balance rule seems to be only for ebay sellers and to get away from it is to make buyers drop a feedback about the seller. How about for subscription type only? I cannot let users view my ...
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Payment gateways for Europe (Netherlands)?

I've just realized all Paypal payment gateways are not available in Europe. Only Website payment standard is working, but it is not a gateway, I cannot include the payment process into my website. I ...
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do I need to login the second time I use “paypal standard payment”?

Paypal Payment Standard doesn't require to be registered to paypal to perform payment. However I've read on a blog that the second time you proceed, it recognize your credit card and ask you to ...
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If I make a paypal donation page, do people need a paypal account to pay? Or can they just pay with a credit card?

If I set up a donation page in PayPal, do people paying need a paypal account? Or can they just enter their credit card at checkout and pay that way?
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How can I let users pay other users on my website?

I'm looking for a way to let users on my website pay other users on my website for goods or services and for me to take a percentage of the transaction as well as store the transaction data in ...
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Magento: When paying with Paypal, shipping cost is charged twice

I'm using Magento 1.4.2. When I'm paying for an order with Paypal, the total is calculated alright but then Paypal charges twice for the shipment. I'm not using any custom modules. Any idea why ...
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Payment Gateway options other than Paypal, for sending out mass payments [closed]

We were using Paypal Payment pro earlier for the same thing, but for some reason Paypal has been given some new guideline which kinda hinder with the way we need to send out payments at the moment. ...
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PayPal buy now button to charge different amount depending on the country the user is from

Customers to my website who are from the USA need to pay more P&P then UK customers. How do I make a PayPal button which charges a different amount depending on the country the user is from?
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Anyone using Paypal for recurring payment? [closed]

Are there any catch in using Paypal for recurring payment? We are not in US/UK/CA, so seems there are not many options for recurring payment, for example, FastSpring charge us 8% for recurring ...
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Changing displayed price based on visitor location?

I run an online web app which at the moment I charge for in GBP. I'm expanding to the US and Europe and am looking for the best way to change the displayed price based on where the visitor is ...
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Can I charge customers at random through my online credit card processor?

I'm developing a site and have never used CC processing before. On my site customers are submitting products to companies for review. I charge them different amounts depending on how many products ...
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Testing a simple PayPal “Buy Now” button - but why are there two different PayPal “looks”?

Just testing a simple single product "Buy Now" button in PayPal and finding that when clicking through to PayPal, PayPal will opt to show either one or other of two different "flavours": There's this ...
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Can PayPal charge different prices and currencies in different regions?

I want to set up a payment module on my website: US/Canada price is a certain price in USD, people other countries pay in EUR. The prices is not an exact conversion, but a "round" number which ...