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Using a form to sell multiple items using PayPal

hefesto , January 02 at 19:16
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hefesto
Hi folks

I've been checking the forums for a while, and while more o less I have now an idea about this, I'd like to ask the question here with full specs, so i get a clear picture about what can and can't be done, and what would I need in case it's doable.

Basically, what I need is a form with the following specs:

    [*]It will capture user billing data[/*]
    [*]User will be able to select ONE single product (a digital good) from a list of products[/*]
    [*]Once billing data has been entered and product has been selected, upon form submission it will connect to PayPal to complete the purchase[/*]
    [*]User will be able to pay using PayPal or Credit Card (via PayPal, of course)[/*]
    [*]Once the payment has been completed, the user will be redirected to a thank you page with his purchase data[/*]


If I'm not wrong, this is doable with CF6. Now my questions are: Would I need to use PayPal IPN or PayPal redirect action for this? Would I need to purchase the PayPal plugin? Is there any documentation or tutorial anywhere?

Thanks in advance!
GreyHead
Hi hefesto,

As it is a digital product that you are selling you will want IPN (Instant Payment Notification) to ensure that the payment has been successful before you deliver the goods.

You can test the form with the PayPal Sandbox using the free version of the plug-in - that will randomise the amount though. For the live site you will need the paid version of the plug-in - or you can use Custom Code with a third-party PayPal library.

There is a FAQ for an earlier version of ChronoForms - I imagine that CFV6 will be similar but I haven't yet tried that myself.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
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hefesto
Thanks Bob! I'll give it a try.