FAQ: How to Enable Instant Payment Notifications on your Paypal Account
How to Enable Instant Payment Notifications on your Paypal Account
Q: How to Enable Instant Payment Notifications on your Paypal Account
To enable Instant PayPal Notifications:
Log in to Paypal
Click Profile (headshot-type icon in upper right, next to 'Log Out' button)
Click My Selling Tools
Expand 'Getting paid and managing my risk' section
Instant Payment Notification - click Update (on the right)
Click Edit Settings
Add your Notification URL - no need to add info [NOTE: This is also done automatically.]***
Select Receive IPN messages (Enabled)
Now change the setting in your FASO account:
from FASO Control Panel
Click Commerce icon
for field 'BETA - Automatically Mark Originals Sold', select Yes
Here is some additional information on this new feature.
If a client purchases a piece that meets the following conditions, it will be automatically marked sold:
1. The type is "Original"
2. The Availability is "Available"
3. The Number Available for Sale is not more than 1 [1 is the default]
4. IPN (Instant payment notification) is enabled on your Paypal account.
After the sale is completed, Paypal notifies FASO of the sale and we mark the piece sold. A caveat though: Paypal sometimes takes a couple of minutes to send the notification. So the piece might not appear to be sold for a minute or two.
We are currently testing another method involving when the customer returns from Paypal that will mark the piece(s) sold as soon as the client returns, so it appears immediate. The code for the "immediate" return case is written, we just want to test it a bit more. Both pieces of code will stay in place, so if the client for some reason does NOT return, the piece(s) will still get marked sold via the IPN method.
This system will not mark a piece as sold until the buyer has actually checked out on Paypal. Just placing it in the shopping cart does not affect the status.
*** Notification URL links to your FASO site automatically since it is already integrated. However, you can also add this url to use with your FASO site.
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