PayPal Instant Payment Notification Warning

Once in a while you may get an email from PayPal with subject “PayPal Instant Payment Notification Warning” indicating the IPNs are failing Generally this only happens if: the wrong URL is specified as the PayPal IPN Listener; or there is something blocking the page such as an incorrect .htaccess rule; or your server is […]

What Are These PayPal Notification Emails?

Damian asked: I joined Subscription Boss & set it up, looks to be working correctly, but what is this email? Array ([paypal_ipn] => a:32:{ s:19:”transaction_subject”;s:0:””; s:12:”payment_date”;s:25:”00:21:58 Feb 22, 2014 PST”; s:8:”txn_type”;s:16:”express_checkout”;s:9:”last_name”;s:3:”Doe”; s:17:”residence_country”;s:2:”US”; s:9:”item_name”;s:32:”Setup Charge for Test Membership”; s:13:”payment_gross”;s:4:”0.25″;s:11:”mc_currency”;s:3:”USD”; s:12:”payment_type”;s:7:”instant”; s:22:”protection_eligibility”;s:10:”Ineligible”; s:11:”verify_sign”;s:56:”AFd.erwt7Voes2Mr85yut0RloHozAkJHPfCa2lg4u3m6Y5IcLKQuileb”; s:12:”payer_status”;s:8:”verified”;s:3:”tax”;s:4:”0.00″; s:11:”payer_email”;s:18:”john.doe@gmail.com”; s:6:”txn_id”;s:17:”9R38147904376032U”;s:8:”quantity”;s:1:”1″; s:14:”receiver_email”;s:20:”seller@somewhere.com”; s:10:”first_name”;s:6:”John”;s:8:”payer_id”;s:13:”CJDGDQKUM9E6A”; s:11:”receiver_id”;s:13:”C82923HX5D2″;s:11:”item_number”;s:0:””; s:19:”payer_business_name”;s:15:”Cool Stuff”; s:15:”handling_amount”;s:4:”0.00″; s:14:”payment_status”;s:9:”Completed”; s:11:”payment_fee”;s:4:”0.25″;s:6:”mc_fee”;s:4:”0.25″; s:8:”shipping”;s:4:”0.00″;s:8:”mc_gross”;s:4:”0.25″; s:6:”custom”;s:7:”p8:test”; s:7:”charset”;s:12:”windows-1252″; […]

What If We Already Using The IPN Notification URL?

Question: I would like to know if SB require the IPN notification URL to be set in Paypal located an: My Account/Profile/Selling preferences/Instant Payment Notification preferences Because we already have an integration using the IPN notification URL, and because there is only 1 possible URL/account, our concern is that we would need a second PayPal […]

Improvements To PayPal IPN Processing in SubscriptionBoss 1.34

There were a handful of improvements to the algorithm for handling PayPal IPNs. Please note you need to be running at least PHP 5.3 They covered a number of issues: Potential addition of duplicate payments to invoices when either the WordPress site or Infusionsoft was running really slowly Payment dates being in UCT or Greenwich […]

SubscriptionBoss Supports Shopping Cart Themes

The latest version of SubscriptionBoss, 1.32, has some new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The highlight is support for the new shopping cart themes; however it also has benefits for those shipping physical products. New Shopping Cart Themes With SubscriptionBoss, you can add line of script to your Infusionsoft cart theme so it can handle […]

PayPal IPN Handling Improvements

With SubscriptionBoss 1.31 the PayPal IPN processing was updated in line with the latest PayPal recommendations. A few users have reported issues recently with an increase in the number of duplicate IPNs being sent by PayPal. The resending of the IPNs is symptomatic of the acknowledgements not being received by PayPal in a timely fashion. […]

Payment Driven Orders

What Is A Payment Driven Order? The Payment Driven Orders feature, new in release 1.28 of SubscriptionBoss, integrates PayPal payments, orders and contacts into Infusionsoft for orders that were NOT originated via SubscriptionBoss. These will typically be: pre-existing PayPal subscriptions and recurring payment plans; or new subscriptions set up using PayPal Product or Subscription Buttons […]

What happens on a PayPal Payment Failure?

Question: If a PayPal payment fails due to any reasons like credit card decline, is the profile cancelled immediately or will it retry? If it will retry, what is the period between the retry attempts? Answer: There is no cancellation on payment failure. After the initial failure PayPal will try to take payment again after […]

SubscriptionBoss 1.21 Release with PayPal IPN Enhancements

There were two main thrusts in the recent release. The first was to prepare the way for the Payment Driven Orders feature; and the second was a number of bug fixes to the integration between Infusionsoft hosted order forms and SubscriptionBoss. PayPal IPN Enhancements The PayPal IPN handling has not changed significantly in the last […]

SubscriptionBoss 1.14 Integrates With Infusionsoft Order Forms and Shopping Cart

The main focus of this release of SubscriptionBoss is integration with the Infusionsoft ordering process so that PayPal can be offered as a payment option for subscriptions and product plans: PayPal on Infusionsoft hosted order forms PayPal in the Infusionsoft shopping cart Requirements Please note that the SubscriptionBoss 1.14 release requires you are running at […]