October 25, 2011 at 2:30 am #4606markluchauerMember
I currently process payments via Paypal using Wp-Estore (and soon will be doing this on my own site with Paypal Payments Pro with your bundle plugin).
One thing that I don’t like about Paypal is that in order to Print Prepaid Shipping Labels and Packing Slip Receipts, you have to login to Paypal to do this. I can add a user to my Paypal account with restrictions to do only these things, but they will still have the option to send money and basically purchase anything they want using my Paypal funds.
I would like to have one of my employees collect order information, print prepaid shipping labels, and print receipts for products ordered on my website, but currently the only way to do this is to give them access to my Paypal account, which I can’t do because they will have access to all of my Paypal funds as well.
So, is there any way to have WP-Estore export a Product Receipt and Prepaid USPS Shipping Label to an employee for them to pack and ship the sold products? There has to be a solution somehow for an employee to process orders, purchase and print prepaid USPS shipping labels and print order receipts without being given access to the admin Paypal account.
Any help with a solution to streamline this shipping process would be great!
WP-Estore ROCKS!!!October 25, 2011 at 6:08 am #37856adminKeymaster
All the important transaction data (including the address) can be dynamically added to the “Sale Notification Email” that eStore sends after a product sale. For full list of available email tags check the documentation here:
Obviously these email tags can be used to make the email contain all the important details required to make it a receipt for your customers but additionally you can use some of those details to be emailed to you as a notification.
WP eStore can send the “Admin Sale Notification” email to multiple recipients. This option can used to notify an employee automatically after a sale who can do the grunt work.December 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm #37857bvimusicMember
I am in a similar situation and I have an idea that I’m wondering about.
Is it possible to have the server run a cron job that would query the customers database for the orders placed on the current day and have them emailed as a spreadsheet to a vendor? This would make life much easier and make it so that the vendor can place the data in a spreadsheet easily. I just don’t know how to write the query for the database at this point. Is this possible?December 7, 2011 at 4:16 am #37858adminKeymaster
It is possible to have cron job that does what you explained but since you are not a developer the following option might be easier for you.
Most drop shipping companies have a method whereby they accept the payment notification (IPN) to be sent to one of their API/Script and they can do the drop shipping for that transaction.
WP eStore has a feature that allows you to send the payment notification (IPN) to a 3rd party URL or script. Simply use that feature and eStore will forward the instant payment notification (IPN) to this 3rd party script everytime a payment for a eStore product is completed.
Check the following settings:
WP eStore Settings -> 3rd Party Integration -> POST IPN to a 3rd Party ApplicationDecember 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm #37859bvimusicMember
Although that might work for some, it will not work for me. Thanks for the information!
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