- When the customer select the credit card option on the
shipping page, the PayPal order form is displayed.
- When the customer clicks the submit button a
pre-authorization email is sent to the store email
address. This can be turned off in the paypal.ini config file.
- The customer is then sent to PayPal where they enter
the rest of the billing information that is needed to
process their order.
NOTE: The program also adds each line item from their
cart to their PayPal cart. If either the shipping or
sales tax values are greater than zero, those are also
added as line items in their PayPal cart so the order
totals come out correctly. These items must be passed as line items to be added to the PayPal totals.
NOTE: If a discount is applied to the order, the
individual items in their PayPal cart are
discounted by the mathmatical percentage of the applied
discount amount. This is the only way this can be done.
PayPal does not offer a discount amount field.
- Once they have submitted their order at PayPal, the
customer must click a link (as described on the PayPal
order form) to finish processing their order. When the
customer clicks the link the QuikStore receipt page is
displayed and the order confirmation emails are sent to
the customer and to the store owner.
- If the customer does not click the link to come back to
your site, the QuikStore reciept page will not be
displayed and the confirmation emails will not be sent by the quikstore program.
Their cart will also not be cleared out unless they close
- This is why the pre-authorization email is sent. It lets
you know that an order is going to PayPal and allows you
to see what was ordered if the customer neglects to click
the link that goes back to your site.
WARNING: If you decide to change the value that is
displayed to the user on the shipping page to "PayPal",
make sure that "credit_card.html" remains as the actual
value or the script may not function properly.
We strongly suggest adding instructions to the paypal.html page
telling the user to make sure to click the return link to the
site or that their order will not be processed. The wording for
this is up to you. If they do not return from PayPal, the order
will not go through the final steps in the Quikstore script. Unfortunately,
PayPal does not offer a return post like most other processors
so this cannot be done automatically.