Author Topic: PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?  (Read 2420 times)

dogboy

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PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?
« on: January 23, 2011, 11:54:18 PM »
Ok, I am not looking for detailed code, just trying to put together a viable strategy, and need to understand if I pinpointed the right technology for someone else to actually deal with.

Here is what I'm doing: Let's say I have a e-greeting card company and I want offer the sender the opportunity to 'add some money' (via paypal) to their $1 greeting card, as an additional gift to the user... the same way you might stuff a 20$ bill in a physical card. But here is my issue: I don't want to charge the sender $1 for the card + $20 for the gift = $21... I want to charge the user $1 for the card, and facilitate a second transaction to their friend via paypal, so I'm not liable for the whole transaction if there was fraud.  Make sense?

Does anyone have any experience with this?  They have 5 million options over there... is this the right solution?


dogboy

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Re: PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 05:11:32 AM »
bingo.  Guys, you should make a mental note on this one... this is how you split affiliate commissions on sales. 

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Re: PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 12:09:27 PM »
Didn't know this was possible with Paypal.. good to know. Thanks DB

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Re: PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 01:26:15 PM »
Has this been launched yet? I can't find anything on the paypal website for adaptive or chained api, just in the news. Do you have a link?

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Re: PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 01:31:44 PM »
It's called the 'adaptive payments api', and it embraces multi-platform transactions...

https://www.x.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadBody/3036-102-1-3412/PP_AdaptivePayments.pdf
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 02:15:02 PM by dogboy »

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Re: PayPal 'Chained Payments'...anyone with Paypal experience?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 06:34:35 PM »
...this is the direct line to the AdaptivePayments Geek Squad: 866-428-0256