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PayPal Set-Up Information


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I recently had someone set-up my website using osCommerce. He instructed me to set up my PayPal account as follows: Go to your administration area (www.yourstore.com/admin/ and click on "Modules", next click on "Payment". Click on the Info button (far right--the circle icon with an "i" middle) on the PayPal IPN line. Click "edit", add your new email address, and then click the "update" button. Next, you must login to your PayPal account (www.paypal.com) and enable PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification) : Login to Paypal, click "Profile", click "Instant Payment Notification Preferences", click the "Edit" budtton. Now check-mark the box, add your URL (domain name) and click "Save".


The problem is: I already have a store setup with PayPal using the Instant Payment Notification Preferences setting. I contacted PayPal. They instructed me to do the following.


To manually call the other IPN scripts that you have you must use this

line of code in the button HTML code:


<input type="hidden" name="notify_url" value="IPN URL">


So I contacted the webguy using osCommerce. He responds, Since your

store does not have a regular PayPal button, I'm not

sure where that new line of code would go. We never

had anyone who needed to modify the store in this way.

You can check the forums. I'm sure there is somebody

who needed this done as well:



So, I'm stuck, How do I set up the my business website to to make payment to my PayPal business account so that all of my websites pay me through the same account?




C. S. Oak

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I believe one of the Paypal IPN contribution includes the return IPN address in the data it sends to paypal. This would solve your problem. I am using an old version and the instructions say to leave the setting in paypal blank.

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The paypal shopping cart ipn (#1753 i believe) does not need you to fill out the url in your paypal account you just leave it blank and let the script handle that info.

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!! You did backup, right??

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