Hi, I am french,
I do not understand exactly what you want,
but I have a CF site with a paypal paiement integrated in,
but never been used. (never really tested)
the adress is : http://www.pl-arts.com/artiste_plarts
this is a DEMO marchant site ,
I sell photos, and you can pay through paypal,
Try it if you want, and tell me if this is what you are looking for ?
Sorry, if this is not a good answer for you.
What I am trying to find is a developer who is fluent in both ColdFusion and how to actually integrate PayPal into a site.
We have all of the pages ready made (almost), we just need the function to PayPal setting up.
The learning curve was a little steep, or the instructions are certainly not as clear as they could be.
did you have a programmer develop this? or did you do it yourself?
Perhaps you can put me in touch with your programmer (if you had one)
unfortunately we need to host our own payment processing on our own SSL because we have various dbase issues to take care of within the processing
I did this once a couple of years ago, but our site doesn't need it anymore and I just recently turned off the feature in our PayPal account. Unfortunatly I am not in a place to do any outside work at the moment.
Anyway it really isn't all that difficult. You configure your PayPal account with 'Integrated Payment Notification (IPN).' Primarily this is setting a URL to a ColdFusion (or whatever technology) page on your site. Then whenever PayPal processes a payment, the data will be sent to that page.
Then the code on that page just needs to parse through the data structure sent by PayPal and do what it is supposed to do with the data.
At least that is how it worked when I did it.
Thanks for the reply Ian,
They have added more features since then, we're trying to keep the user on our side at all times, apart from when they log into their paypal, then paypa automatically send them back to us and we pick up the session.
Yes, I am the developper myself,
I did it a year ago,
Did you try to buy a photo on the gallery ?
You will see the paiement interfaces, do not go to the end if you do not
want to loose money.
I cannot test it myself well, because I am the vendor and the client.
When you are in the Paypal interface, you have the choice,
Either you have a Paypal account, and you use it,
or you can create a newPaypal account.
I do not know if this is the answer to your needs,
(in english version, some phrases are not translated, I will do it
Pl-Art - Pierre LARDE
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