Automatic email after PayPal payment made?

Profile picture of the author amunt by amunt Posted: 05/15/2010
Is there an easy way or plugin which means that once a payment is made via paypal an email is automatically sent to buyer (where I would include the product download info).

Apologies if this is a very basic question.
Thanks
#automatic #email #made #payment #paypal

  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    jjpmarketing
    Use DLGuard, Delavo, Butterfly Marketing, or AMember.

    All 4 do that. DLGuard does it best. But Delavo and Butterfly offer better product management.

    Dennis
  • Profile picture of the author Charles Washington
    Charles Washington
    Use Aweber. Here is the tutorial to make it work with paypal. This is what I do with no problems.

    How Do I Integrate PayPal With AWeber? :: AWeber Knowledge Base

    They pay via paypal, then aweber kicks in and sends the confirm email or the email with DL link
  • Profile picture of the author smak
    smak
    As Charles above mentioned, u do not need to buy any program for this process to happen. Email parser option in Aweber where u integrate the aweber with paypal is sufficient here.

    SO if u already r aweber subscriber, this then become a free option for u.
  • Profile picture of the author amunt
    amunt
    Many thanks guys. I'll get onto those suggestions now.
  • Profile picture of the author OMI
    OMI
  • Profile picture of the author cafetorium
    cafetorium
    Originally Posted by Charles Montgomery View Post
    Use Aweber. Here is the tutorial to make it work with paypal. This is what I do with no problems.

    <URL snipped>

    They pay via paypal, then aweber kicks in and sends the confirm email or the email with DL link
    This method works just fine, and it's ok if you don't have too many products and lists. The reason being that for each list that you want to integerate, you have to add an email address to your PayPal account. PayPal limits the number of email addresses in each account to 10. Assuming you use at least one for personal use, you're limited to 9 lists.
    Not a problem if you're just starting out, but as your portfolio of products grows, you'll hit the limit.

    I think PayPal lets you have no more than 2 accounts, so the absolute limit is 19 lists using this method.

    It's possible to subscribe to an Aweber list by sending a blank email to
    listname @ aweber . com
    so I wrote an IPN script that sends an email using the customer's PayPal email address. That turned out to contravene Aweber's terms and conditions, so I scrapped it. If I come up with anything better, I'll post it here.
  • Profile picture of the author tecHead
    tecHead
    Originally Posted by cafetorium View Post
    ...
    so I wrote an IPN script that sends an email using the customer's PayPal email address. That turned out to contravene Aweber's terms and conditions, so I scrapped it. If I come up with anything better, I'll post it here.
    You were on point by utilizing the IPN; but I think your wrong turn was attempting to over use aWeber. aWeber is a "list management" app and their PayPal integration was an after thought; so its not gonna do what is needed, (as you found out).

    Since you're savvy enough to know how to implement an IPN script, just modify the script to send the desired email body text & subject line to the desired customer email; (you can hard code the sender if you're gonna be sending from the same merchant email for all the products OR add the sender as a variable to the emailer I'm about to suggest).

    Mailer Code
    PHP Code:

    $_body 
    "Set your body text here with desired variables like " $_REQUEST['item_name'] . " and so forth";

    $to $_REQUEST['payer_email'];
    $subject $_REQUEST['_subject'];
    $body $_REQUEST['_body'];
    $headers "From: MerchantName <merchant@email.tld>" "\r\n";
    $headers .= "Content-Type: text/html" "\r\n";
    $headers .= "Mime-Version: 1.0" "\r\n";
    $headers .= "X-Priority: 1";

    mail($to$subject$body$headers);

    exit; 
    You'll maybe want your return variable in your PayPal button/form to direct buyers to a "remember to whitelist this email address" page; cuts down on customer support inquiries about them not getting confirmation emails.

    There you go! Just that simple

    HTH
    PLP,
    tecHead
  • Profile picture of the author kidino
    kidino
    Here's two solutions from me. Both are free and both emails the customer with purchase and download info:

    1 - Simple IPN
    This is a PHP script that you need to install on your server. It's lightweight, where it can only handle ONE product but can have multiple files. Setup is easy where database is not required.
    Simple IPN: Free Paypal IPN PHP Script for Digital Download Products -- MiniSiteGallery.com

    2 - UPLOADnSELL
    This is a free hosted service to sell digital products only. After uploading your files, you will get a URL (like using tinyurl) that you can use with your Order Button, anywhere on the Internet. There's no fees, no registrations, just upload and sell...
    Sell eBooks, Files, Downloads, Digital Products with Paypal - UPLOADnSELL.com

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