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osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro
PayPal has a new payment module named “osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” for all in one payment solution to accept debit and credit cards payments directly on your website without going through a gateway or setting up a merchant account.

“osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” has two types of payment solutions:

* Direct Payment: Payment is done on the site.
* Express Checkout: Payment is done on PayPal site.

For more details go through the FAQ’s.
osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro Requirements:

· osCommerce 2.2MS2 or higher version.

· PHP 4.3.0+

· cURL

· An SSL certificate installed.

· You need a Paypal account.

· You must be approved for Website Payment Pro direct transactions.

· The API certificate that you can download from your PayPal account.

The osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro contribution can be found here:
http://www.osCommerce.com/community/contributions,3716

Support thread is here:

http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=174981
FAQ :
Que :What is osCommerce PayPal Website Payment Pro module?
Ans : PayPal has a new payment module named “osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” for all in one payment solution to accept debit and credit cards payments directly on your website without going through a gateway or setting up a merchant account.

Que :What type of account is needed for osCommerce PayPal website payment pro?
Ans : PayPal WPP does not require separate merchant account.

Que :What are the system requirements?
Ans : osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro Requirements:
· osCommerce 2.2MS2 or higher version.
· PHP 4.3.0+
· cURL
· An SSL certificate installed.
· You need a Paypal account.
· You must be approved for Website Payment Pro direct transactions.
· The API certificate that you can download from your PayPal account.

Que :Why “OsCommerce PayPal Website Payment Pro”?
Ans : A complete payment solution:to use “OsCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” one doesn’t need a separate merchant account and gateway. Full solo/switch card support for US and UK merchants.
* Highly Customizable: “OsCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” control checkout from start to finish, and easily integrate PayPal with order-management system and shopping cart.
* In “OsCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” Direct Payment and Express Checkout combined into a single module where Express Checkout can be disabled.
* “OsCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro” supports IPN to update order statuses as payments clear.
* Feasibility: With no hidden fees and at an affordable rate, accept all major credit cards, debit cards and PayPal payments.

Que :Where can we find the contribution for osCommerce PayPal website payment pro?
Ans : The contributions can be find here:
http://www.osCommerce.com/community/contributions,3716
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,3647
http://www.osCommerce.com/community/contributions,5442
http://www.osCommerce.com/community/contributions,5659

Que :Which contribution is recommended and why?
Ans : We recommend PayPal Pro Direct Payments Express Checkout by Dynamo effects as it is register global compatible.

The contribution can found here http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/3647 .
Version: v1.1.2

Que :Will this module work for all countries?
Ans : No, the PayPal payment pro does not support all countries.

There are many contributions that support various countries like:
· PayPal Express Checkout and Website Payments Pro (Official Payment Module) supports US, UK, and Canada. Maestro / Solo for UK.
· PayPal Website Payments Pro by Dynamoeffects v1.1.2 for US/UK.

Que :Where can we find the support thread?
Ans : The support thread for the osCommerce PayPal payment pro is here:
http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=174981 .

Que :Where we can find the reference to this Payment Gateway on PayPal?
Ans : We can find the reference of Website Payment Pro on PayPal on
https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?&cmd=_render-content&content_ID=developer/e_howto_api_WPWebsitePaymentsPro

Substitute Products For “osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro”

osCommerce PayPal Express Checkout
PayPal Express Checkout is prime solution for checkout which makes the whole checkout easier for the buyers and keep buyer on the web store after making purchase.
With Express Checkout customers complete transactions in few steps. The customer does not need to fill up the billing and shipping address as it auto fill securely from PayPal.
The contribution can be found here:

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,3647
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,4791
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,5657
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,5658
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,5687
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,6278
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,7333

Support thread is here:
http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=179917

The main features are:
-Express Checkout Shortcut.
-Express Checkout Mark.
-Instant Payment Notification.
-Buttons Auto-translation (Languages EN, FR, DE, SP, IT, PL and JP) .

PayPal IPN is the one of the payment module where IPN stands for “Instant Payment Notification”. Whenever a payment transaction take place an IPN sent to the oscommerce’s IPN file of osCommerce site. The IPN handles the bluffing and hacking of payment information. In this module customer makes payment on PayPal site and then returns back to webstore.
Contributions can be find here:

The official support thread can be find here:

http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/179917-official-paypal-ipn-support-thread
Flow of osCommerce Paypal IPN Module:
When an order placed, it is instantly stored in the osCommerce database with order status pending (This can be made through admin configuration).The IPN is posted to IPN file irrespective to customer returns back to web store or not. The IPN file checks for the fraudulence, if all is okay will update the order status to processing. This can be controlled through admin.
So this module takes care of the following issues:
1) Even customer did not return back to the site, the order will get populate in admin.
2) If someone one bluff with order amount paying lesser amount the order status will not get updated.
 

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By | October 24th, 2013|osCommerce|Comments Off on osCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro

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Satish Mantri is Managing Director of OSC Professionals with 15 Years plus of e-commerce experience having a devoted team of 30+ Magento Certified Developers & total 100+ professionals. As a Magento Solution Provider he delivers multichannel and high quality technical solutions for retailers.