[paypal] - recurring... ideas?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi,

i knw this aint paypaldev website but i wnt to knw what other hosts do


i have a paypal account and i am a hosting provider also nw.. but i am jus buildin my site



Frm wut i know, u need to use Paypal IPN software or just post info to the paypal site to process payment....


could any of you webhosts tell me wut process you make ur customers do once deciding on a package?

For example.. person goes on ur site then clicks "BUY".. then what happens?







What i was thinking

i was tinking bout mking someone register first n hve all important vars in hidden input fields then post to paypal server. bt then i was tinking what if this person doesnt have a paypal account? I dnt wnt them to run off tinking they got a long process to go through... so wuts the best option?






Thanks...
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I could barely decipher that message... so I didn't read the whole thing. If you are talking about recurring payments, go to Merchant tools and click Create Payment Button. Then, fill in the info, and it will create some HTML for you.
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if i a customer registers in paypal like ur site does... when you click 'purchase' button...

could i get their info and put in my dbase?
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You are not Nem. In over a year I have never seen Nem speak in chatspeak. What prompted you to hijack his handle?
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nah - i use msn now n yahoo.... :D

Normal: Don't worry, i can still type like this.... :D
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Well then please do so
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Sorry... Atno - Do you have any suggestions on what i can do with recurring payment processing? What would be the safest option?
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Thank you.

I've never used the IPN, although I know that topic has been discussed here a couple times (try a search for IPN). I generally have always used the encripted version of the paypal link. It works, and have never had any complaints.
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Thanks ATNO. But, i also need to keep in mind that maybe one day their be alot of clients. Therefore, i need to be able to keep track of their payments and when they need topay next etc... Also a record of invoices are needed to be kept don't they?

I will do the IPN search also. Thanks
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For high volume work, you should consider other payment options than PayPal. Research payment gateways, and choose a solution that works for you. If you are in the US you will not only have to keep track of payments, but you will need to send 1099 forms for tax purposes.
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Thanks for the advice! :D
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No prob, but , my apologies. I was thinking too fast. I had that backwards. If your clients are on the ball, they will be the ones sending you the 1099's. You are responsible for any taxes on the 1099's. If they are not on the ball, enjoy the profits. In either case good record keeping is a must.
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Thats why if i keep going to paypal login website. I may just get confused and lose track. So everything needs to be automated and i need to know whats going on and what will happen.
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There is a way to do what you seek as we do this for our hosting services - I'll will find out some more and post back to you Nem

PS Thanks for reverting back to normal speak ;)
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Anytime Musik.... Also, I am working on the paypal system now and 90% finished.

Just need to add finishing touches..
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oh ok excellent, so you got it all worked out then?

it actually works really good, even if they are billed monthly it can take care of it all.
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I dont use the paypal recurring system - The system created calculates a month/year from payment time...

Then a script thats powered by a cron job finds out if anyone is due payment - sends an invoice. If they are overdue the account gets suspended etc... Quite a long process.

I been planning this for a long time.

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