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#1 herron

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:09 PM

Is there a way to have the Paypal shopping cart default to a "Thank You" page after a donation? I thought it was possible, but I can't find the reference. Maybe it's just too late at night (and I'm too tired) to see it! If it's there, can you point me to it?

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 02:20 PM

Add a "return" variable to your button and set the value to the URL of your "Thank you" page.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:37 PM

Here is what is there now. Where would the "return" variable go, and what does it look like? (this is an OLD dog trying to learn new tricks)

<font size="1" color="ffffff"><b>If you would like to make a donation to help fund this site, click below!</b> </font>
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="***email address***">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="***Fund Name***">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but04.gif"
border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
</form>

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:23 AM

Hello,

<font size="1" color="ffffff"><b>If you would like to make a donation to help fund this site, click below!</b> </font>
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="***email address***">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="***Fund Name***">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://thankyou.htm">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://sorry.htm">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but04.gif"
border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
</form>

Stephen Ivaskevicius
PayPal/eBay, Inc.
www.paypal.com/pdn

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:35 AM

Thank you, Stephen.

I have another problem with this, that I just became aware of. I had my wife test the donation, and everything seems to work just fine -- with one little hitch. The shopping cart defaults to one that adds a shipping charge. This is going to be a problem as it adds money to a donation, and there is nothing being shipped!

I have items on the web site that ARE purchased, and do have a shipping charge. I'm wondering if somehow the shopping cart is confused as to where these are coming from...and I'm confused as to how to make it right!

Can you help?

RLH

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 10:28 AM

Hello,

This is difficult to do with the standard shopping cart. You would either need to have to use a customized cart, thrid party solution or separate the two.

You can set the shipping variable to the donation with a value of zero, but this will apply to all cart items. So that means you would need to pass shipping per item rather than using the profile shipping for the entire order.



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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:56 AM

This is what exists for the PAID items on the site (one of them, anyway). Isn't this set up with postage as a shipping per item charge? If so, how do change this, or the "donation" item listed earlier in this thread, to make donations show up with NO shipping charge? Or are you saying it can't be done?

==========================================
<table border="1" width="100%" bordercolor="FFD700" align="center">
<tr align="center" bgcolor="336699"> <a name="TL-DTL">
<th width="7.5%">
<font color="white" size="2">Item No.</font></th>
<th width="45%">
<font color="white" size="2">Item Titles (Model Series)</font></th></a>
<th width="8.5%">
<font color="white" size="2">Price</font></th>
<th width="39%">
<font color="white" size="2">Select Domestic or International Shipping</font></th>
</tr>
<tr align="left" valign="top">
<td><font size="1"> ma-023</font></td>
<td><font size="2"><b>***Item Title***</b><font color="red">Instruction Manual</font></font>
<br>
<font size="1">Reprint of the original 20-page instruction manual <i>(includes RARE Errata page)</i>, <b>plus</b> period review articles specific to this series. Valuable reference information. </font></td>
<td>
<font size="1">#36;*Price*</font></td>
<td>
<form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr"
method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart">
<input type="hidden" name="image_url" value="https://secure.SecureLogo.com/images/***name***.gif">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="***email address***">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="****Instruction Manual Title****">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="ma-023">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="***Item Price***">
<select name="handling_cart">
<option value="*****">USA Priority Mail Shipping</option>
<option value="*****">International Shipping</option>
</select>
<input type="hidden" name="shipping" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="shipping2" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://****/success.htm">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://****/cancel.htm">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/images/x-click-but22.gif"
border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
<input type="hidden" name="add" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="cs" value="0">
</form>


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Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:49 PM

Hello? Anybody?

Is the above an example of "shipping per item"?

If so, the question becomes, how do I separate the donation item from any of these "purchase" items?

I would like to fix it so the donation item does not default to the shopping cart with a shipping charge (like the purchased items) which it should not have.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 07:13 AM

Wish my brain understood html (and maybe java), this might be so much easier! I've wracked my brain on it, and tried a couple of different things, but selecting the "donation" button still takes folks to a shopping cart that adds $5.00 in S&H and I can't figure out why, unless it is picking up on the "for sale" items cart that exists on the same site.

I'm not even sure this makes sense to ME anymore. The site is a hobby, but it sure has been detracting from my day job by keeping me up at night trying to resolve this! This Forum helped me get the "for sale" side working (never would have made it, without the help I found here), so I'm hoping someone can toss out an idea that might help me figure this out.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:59 PM

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by PayPalStephen
[br]This is difficult to do with the standard shopping cart. You would either need to have to use a customized cart, third party solution or separate the two.

Stephen Ivaskevicius
PayPal/eBay, Inc.
www.paypal.com/pdn
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

Stephen:
If I created another PayPal account, using a different email address for the "donation" side, would that constitute the "separation" you are talking about?


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Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:43 AM

OK...I think I've figured this out (have not tried it yet, but I think this will work). I replaced this:

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="****email****">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="****name****">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but04.gif"
border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
</form>


with this:


<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="****email****">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="****name****">
<input type="hidden" name="page_style" value="PayPalDonation">
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.****web site****.com/donation.htm">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.****web site****.com/donate-no.htm">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but04.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
</form>

I'll let you know if it's working now.


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Posted 19 May 2005 - 10:59 AM

Nope!

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:56 AM

I can get the shopping cart to default to the "thank you" page just fine. But I'm still struggling to try to keep the "donation" item from defaulting to a cart that has SHIPPING & HANDLING added! I can't seem to make it stop doing that, and I've reset it several times now, changing the shipping amount to zero.

Is it because my PayPal account for items you pay for is in the same name (and email) as the "donation" item?

Would creating a new PayPal account with a different email address solve this?

RLH




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