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    Default Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    After reading up on this, I think I understand but want to make sure.

    I can use IPN and Express Checkout together right? Both options can be in place at once?

    As far as I can understand, the Express Checkout is for PayPal members to use, and speeds things up a bit for those members.

    However non-PayPal members that want to use a Credit Card or eCheck and not sign up for a PayPal account should use the normal checkout process, and for that I need the IPN module installed and configured, right?

    If anyone can shed a little light for me I would really appreciate it. I've read up on this before asking and I think I'm pretty solid, but I like reinforcement if I can get it.

    So, if you understand my question and have a good answer, I'm all ears!

    Mike

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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    I can use IPN and Express Checkout together right? Both options can be in place at once?
    No, you do not need both. Express can also be used by non-PayPal members to pay by Credit Card.
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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    Are there any advantages to using one or the other?

    If it saves time, it seem slike PayPal Express is the best option.

    Am I missing something?

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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    You can use whichever option you prefer.

    Many like the Express Checkout option because of its convenience.
    Some are used to not having that option and stick with the older IPN option.

    Express tends to get orders into your database more reliably, and faster.
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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    Express it is then :)

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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    Just tested this with a test product.

    Express DOES NOT give me the cc option, only the login to paypal and a link to creating an account. IPN DOES give the cc option.

    Anything I'm missing? Installed according to directions. Using 1.3.7, patched paypal modules, etc...
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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    Look carefully at the PayPal screen ...

    Do you see this obscure link?
    Don't have a PayPal account?
    No problem, continue checkout.
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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    Do not see it....using express, the attached screenshot shows what I get...just a link to sign up.
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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    Try that link on the left that starts with:
    Sign up for a PayPal Account

    ... is there a credit card form hidding in there?
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    Default Re: Paypal IPN and Express Checkout

    There is....but it forces the creation of an account on Paypal. Some posts mention that you can just pay by cc w/o creating an account with Express. I guess not true for express, but is for IPN....
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