Using Paypal to collect payments from your customers via your e-commerce store?

If you are using Paypal to collect payments from your customers via your e-commerce store...
Are you missing transaction details?
Are your orders not being updated?

So you may not know if you have received funds or not or even missing entire orders in your admin area.

DON'T PANIC
Follow these steps below to setup your IPN (Instant Payment Notification).

But how does it work?
Instant Payment Notification (IPN) is PayPal's system that sends messages about payments (and other transactional events) directly from PayPal to your website's back-end systems. You can view up to 28 days worth of messages.

You can also:

Resend messages about your transaction that have not been received by your website.

So if a client after paying does not follow the instructions to waite to be redirected back to your store, or if they just close the browser, IPN will deliver the order confirmation details to your store.

1. Log into your PayPal account

2. Go to Profile then “profile and settings.”

3. select my selling preferences

4. Look for the option labeled “Instant Payment Notification”. Click on the update button for that option on the right.

5. Click “Choose IPN Settings”

6. In the space provided enter Enter the URL of your website or the URL of your finish order page, this is the page your customers go to when an order has been processed correctly on your website.

7. Hit save

 If you need to resend transactions your missing click here

https://www.paypal.com/ie/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-ipns-history&nav=0.3.2