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    Default Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    I am going to use paypal along with a merchant account so I am wondering what the exact differences between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express are. I know with PayPal express it puts the express button on the cart screen, which im not really fond of.

    Thank to anyone who can assist

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    neither express or IPN require the merchant account,
    paypal IPN requires users to create a unique login and then process order

    express will let users go straight to paypal and approve the sale then come back to your site and users then confirm order,
    does not require a user to create an account, ( cretes it for them based on their paypal information )

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    I have a PayPal Webpayments standard account, is there anyone to not have that anymore because I would much rather only use paypal for people who want to pay with paypal since ill have a merchant account elsewhere

    Thanks for the info!

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    Nevermind, I think I better stay with Web Payments Standard due to the extra fee's required for a person account rather then that business I already have set up.

    So just to sum it up, it looks like the biggest difference between express and ipn are admin functionality and the express button below the cart.

    Correct me if I am wrong


    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    the difference is IPN requires a user to create an account ON your site

    paypal express does not

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    Perfect, Thanks!

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    do people require to have a paypal account or can they just pay via credit card without having a paypal account set up??

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    There is a way for your customer to skip signing up for a paypal account with IPN, but it is not very noticeable.

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    I have been studying this thread.
    I made myself a $.01 product and began shopping from myself using non-Paypal cards/emails.

    I had BOTH IPN and EXPRESS installed. I actually hade ZC credit card grabber installed too, I tried to learn what it did (it gathered partial info- then emailed me the missing numbers so if I had a terminal CC machine I could use it).

    With IPN
    I saw the little tiny link that said "continue without setting up a paypal account", when purchasing stuff as a logged in customer on my site.
    With Express
    So, "not logged in" customer selects "CHECKOUT WITH PAYPAL" this is Express, they are required to get a PP acct eventhough I made it "optional" via Paypal!

    So, I removed Express from the payment modules and left only IPN and did it again:
    Not logged in customer adds to cart, "Paypal CHECKOUT" button is NOT there...
    they are forced to create an account on MY site...
    they create an account or login....
    then they can choose either check/MO or Paypal IPN....
    Then they click checkout, THEN they can find the little words that say
    DONT HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT? USE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT, CONTINUE...

    Then they enter their info, and may use any credit card not attached to a Paypal account.

    Can we make it easier? Can strangers make a shopping cart and enter their info just once with Paypal IPN?

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    Default Re: Difference between PayPal IPN and PayPal Express?

    Talk to PayPal ... there is an itty bitty link to just do credit cards but you'd never know it as it reads something like Create a PayPal Account ...

    Note: to see what a NEW customer who has NEVER been to PayPal sees, delete all PayPal cookies and you will see a different screen altogether ...
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