As I would implement FoxyCart tomorrow on our website if we could somehow offer PayPal standard as a possibility (we are unfortunately in Canada and can't use PayPal Pro), I am wondering if anyone's ever implemented a kludge?
If anyone has explored doing this I'd love to hear about how it went.
This seems like it would be possible through one means or another. In our system, the "store" is driven by the Expression Engine CMS, which has a built-in plug-in called Simple Commerce, which is simply a way of calling up the Paypal cart.
Possibilities for implementing an alternate PayPal checkout might include while you are still using Foxy could thus include:
- getting to the checkout process, and a message says "if you must pay with PayPal, please pay here." The user is sent to a page where they can paste the contents of the FoxyCart cart into a single form field, fill in an amount, and press a PayPal donate button.
- the first time a user adds an item to a FoxyCart cart, the cart window itself could have a link which would say, "Do you need to use Paypal to pay us? Please click here," and upon doing so, a cookie would be set on their browser, and they would be sent to our current set of templates which has deploys the PayPal cart.
- possibly two add-to-cart buttons on the same screen? the normal buttons and "use these buttons if you need to pay with Paypal."
We seriously don't need an advanced way of dealing with PayPal standard - just offering the ability to pay us through that method.
Yeah, so again, if anyone has explored somehow deploying Foxycart but having or keeping a means for some customers to go through PayPal standard, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!