We use PayPal's IPN on all of our sites, and it has never taken more then 10
minutes, usually it
hits before the user even clicks the continue button!
I've been using it since they came out with it. At one point, they seemed to
have a problem with
it, but I have not noticed a problem with it in quite some time...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daevid Vincent" <daevid@stripped>
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 11:32 PM
Subject: RE: has anyone here worked with pay-pal's shopping cart
There are a bunch of PayPal examples out there. The trick is the logic you
You have to make a db table that stores the transaction and what you expect
it to be. Then you pass control to PayPal. THEN paypal will at some point
(maybe days later even) connect to a script/url you set up with your IPN
account and the completes the transaction. You can't think linear and
real-time. You have to build it with this extra delay in mind. And since you
can only connect to one form on a submit, this is the way it has to work
On Tue, 20 May 2003, David McGlone wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone here done any work with pay-pal's shopping cart system?
> the cart only allows 1 price per item, but I am building a website that
> T-shirts and more and the sizes of shirts are different and have different
> prices for each size, so I created a database with each T-shirt and size
> each corresponding price, but im wondering if it will work with pay-pal's
> shopping cart?
> Im using a dropdown list in a form to select the size and color, but
> that dropdown to insert the correct price is the tricky part.
> anyone have any ideas or code examples I can take a look at?
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