I am currently integrating PayPal into a subscription based site using PHP. The client used PayPal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification) feature for the site so that validated payments are notified via a http POST directly to my PHP handler script which then takes the necessary actions in the subscriber database. You also need to tell PayPal which PHP script to call if the user cancels out or confirms his payment as well as some other stuff. The principle for shopping cart sites is very similar but a little less complex in operation. If you dig around the developer area there are some PDFs on the PayPal site which give more info - - IMO the biggest problem with the PayPal integration was the lack of a test server to test my scripts i.e. to test your scripts you need to get your credit card out and make some real payments :( As a result, I had to set up some emulation scripts to mimic PayPal which is not exactly ideal. There are some other useful PayPal developer resources out there and when I eventually get back to my laptop I'll try and post some of the urls... HTH Cheers Rich -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Andrew Maynes Sent: 15 August 2002 16:58 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] PayPal with Local Database This is a really good question because I was trying to integrate PayPal into a php cart and am getting no where fast, the only reason is that PayPal simply takes a payment for a product or service and doesn't come back into your site and yes please continue! Maybe I am wrong but I have even contacted paypal and they just refer you to a developers area which, to be frank, has nothing on it other that products! watching this one with interest ;) Andrew -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of David Bindel Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 04:47 To: The List Subject: [thelist] PayPal with Local Database -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I am making a website in which users who wish to sell a product online must pay a $15 registration fee, and $5 for each item they sell after that. I have never used PayPal before, and I am wondering how I could integrate PayPal with my user database to store the number of listing "credits" that each user has purchased automatically. TIA, David Bindel -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP 7.0.4 iQA/AwUBPVvM4Lwc2umqeOxSEQIoSwCeOB+/mZ08tBsknr4H60MaMmzhIoMAoINy 7P2Moo+t0JM9UTX1E7tkEhnD =SPO+ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! --- Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.381 / Virus Database: 214 - Release Date: 8/2/02 --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.381 / Virus Database: 214 - Release Date: 8/2/02 -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !