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Old 10-05-2010, 02:41 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Folks from Paypal informed about a new change they are going to implement very soon. See https://www.paypal-marketing.com/emarketing/allnewcheckout/index.page

No changes in X-Cart's Paypal modules are required.

See their information below:

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What: *PayPal is launching an advanced payment interface. *The new interface updates checkout and is faster and easier for consumers. *

Why are we doing this: Consumers want a consistent, fast and easy online PayPal experience. *Our research confirms that the new checkout interface outperforms the old. *

Benefits to merchants: *It’s easy for merchants to integrate with minimal effort. Just add a logo, color, order details (optional) – and it’s free. In most cases the channel partners will need to do some additional work around line item details.
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PayPal is committed to helping merchants grow their business
We’ve invested millions of dollars and years of usability research to bring merchants an all new checkout experience on Website Payments Standard for their customers.
We’ve listened to merchants and buyer feedback and we’re making these changes based on both testing and the valuable insights we’ve gleaned from the people who use PayPal.
We’re aiming to roll out the new interface to all of PayPal’s checkout products over time so that buyers will experience the same checkout process no matter which payment solution the merchant employs.
By the time the holiday shopping season begins all purchases made on Website Payments Standard will have the new interface, so that customers will have a consistent checkout experience.

The new interface is designed to create a more consistent checkout flow that feels faster and more natural
In testing, consumers preferred the new checkout interface over the current checkout experience.
In an economic climate that is being driven by consumer preference, now is the time to ensure that businesses are catering to their customers’ needs.
The new interface helps merchants meet customer demand by offering a smoother experience that makes checkout interface look more natural on the merchant’s site.

Integration is free and easy
While no additional work is needed we recommend merchants make a few minimal changes to create a seamless experience for their customers.
Merchants have received step-by-step instructions for customizing their PayPal checkout interface. While not mandatory, these simple steps will allow merchants to offer the best possible checkout experience to their customers. Merchants will be able to optimize their site by:
Providing their logo – which they can do directly with PayPal
Picking a background color– which they can do directly with PayPal
Configuring checkout to pass the buyers' order details to PayPal
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:45 AM
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Default Re: PayPal is launching an advanced payment interface.

Some FAQs for you:

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What is the new updated checkout experience?

The new interface is designed to create a more consistent checkout flow that feels faster and more natural. In testing, consumers preferred the new checkout interface over the current checkout experience. The new checkout offers seamless integration with the merchant’s site and provides a more natural purchasing interface for customers.

More specifically, the new checkout flow provides buyers with:

A sense of continuity from merchant sites with merchant branding appearing first
Streamlined flows and eliminated pages refresh via sliding interaction
Visible cart contents throughout flow so that buyers always have a clear view of their purchases

Why is PayPal changing the checkout experience?

PayPal is committed to helping merchants improve their business and we have invested millions of dollars and years of usability research to bring merchants an all new checkout that improves the overall checkout experience for their customers. Testing showed that consumers preferred the new checkout interface over the current checkout experience. The new interface helps merchants meet customer demand by offering a smoother experience that makes checkout interface look more natural on the merchant’s site.

Who will be affected by these changes?

We are starting with handful of merchants using Website Payments Standard. All WPS merchants will be able to use the new checkout by November 1.

How much do merchants need to pay in order to offer the new checkout interface?

Integration is free for all merchants.

When will the all-new PayPal checkout be live?

A small number of randomly selected buyers have been experiencing the new checkout since May. That number will steadily increase over the next few months.

What about other products?

We want all PayPal customers to eventually experience a uniform and consistent checkout across our platforms and will eventually roll out the new interface to all of our payments products.


How long will it take for merchants to optimize their checkout flow?

Uploading a logo and selecting a color will only take a few minutes. Passing order details requires an API code change which could take merchants, partners or their developers a bit longer.

Do merchants need to sign any additional contracts/agreements?

No additional contract/agreements are necessary.

What happens if a merchant doesn’t make these changes?

Even if merchants don't make these changes, buyers will still be able to complete their purchases using the new checkout flow.

Can merchants opt out of this?

No, by November 1 all WPS merchants will offer the new checkout experience to their customers.



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Old 10-05-2010, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: PayPal is launching an advanced payment interface.

Thank you for posting about this-- I have been hoping x-cart will integrate with this.

You said no changes to X-Cart's modules are necessary. However, it appears that now there is the option for all cart contents to be passed to paypal. So instead of it saying "Goods from X Store" in one chunk, it will list each item specifically and the shipping cost right in the Paypal checkout. It says that shopping cart companies can choose to implement this or not, so it seems like it is something that X-Cart will need to change in the code.

This is a vital feature-- will X-cart be implementing this?

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:05 AM
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We are making sure no changes are required for Express Checkout as this is going to be next one for similar change.

UPDATE: doing the same for WPS
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We are making sure no changes are required for Express Checkout as this is going to be next one for similar change.

UPDATE: doing the same for WPS

I did a Website Payments Standard test order yesterday in the 4.4.1 cart I'm working on, and it showed the new checkout. But mine still said "Goods from X" and did not list the items, shipping, taxes, quantities or anything. It sounds like you guys are already checking this out. Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: PayPal is launching an advanced payment interface.

Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately, X-Cart doesn't pass the "line items"
We are figuring out what we can do in order to make it happen.
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Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately, X-Cart doesn't pass the "line items"
We are figuring out what we can do in order to make it happen.

Thanks for looking into this-- I think it will be a great addition to Paypal checkout for sure!
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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So how long, when a customer checkout with Paypal express, not even the total is past to Paypal, the checkout page is empty. . I customer is not going to use Paypal working this way.
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Default Re: PayPal is launching an advanced payment interface.

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Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately, X-Cart doesn't pass the "line items"
We are figuring out what we can do in order to make it happen.
Is there any update on this?
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: PayPal is launching an advanced payment interface.

Sorry for the delay, guys. We are going to have it done this month. Preparing 4.4.2 for release takes some time. I hope this change will be included in 4.4.2, too. We'll write something about that in the X-Cart Changelog.
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