[thelist] mobile paypal buttons (Bob Meetin)

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Wed Apr 18 22:29:01 CDT 2012

We would all like to see it...  Sigh.

In its infancy the Buy Now works but many of the options cause mobile failure - for instance adding an option list like "colors". Simple tax embeded in the button code works, but you try to implement smarter taxes linked to your profile, go home like a sad dog. There is supposed to be some way to get PP to prompt the buyer to input their shipping address. I am waiting their reply on this.

They don't document this stuff.  Laissez-faire.  I have another communication into them.  Stay tuned.  And in the meantime I am trying to get my account set up and functioning with Google Checkout just to see. I am waiting for the 2 small deposits to my bank account to get the account into confirmed state.


On 04/17/2012 12:57 PM, Greg Holmes wrote:
> Bob Meetin<bobm at dottedi.biz>  wrote:
>> I suppose I should be enthusiastic that paypal does respond to problem reports.
>> /"The problem here is that you have setup a tax profile in your account. Unfortunately, the profile based tax
>> calculations are currently not supported by paypal mobile interface. So you will need to add the tax directly in
>> the button code."/
>> So after spending a major amount of time setting up a test site and gathering feedback for my response I learn
>> that one of the functions I selected in the button create tool causes the failure. The tech sent me an image for
>> reference, see at: www.dottedi.info/images/paypal-mobile-friendly-checkout.png
>> It kind of makes me wonder what else that you might innocently try to set up using their button creation
>> interface doesn't work for mobile - and is undocumented. Gee - I wonder how much time it would take PP to
>> add a little documentation (oh by the way) to the interface to save their customers a couple days' time........
> So, it works for you now?
> If they are saying that there *is* some kind of button code (for Buy
> Now / Cart Upload) that *would* take the customer to a mobile-friendly
> cart, I'd like very much to see it :)
> Greg Holmes

Bob Meetin
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