Marketpress global cart = no chained payments?

Hi, I noticed that when using a global cart the option for chained payments is removed.

Does this mean you can't use chained payments with global cart or is it auto set to on?

Thanks

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hi harryhayes.

    Unfortunately at the moment you can only use "eWay shared" or "Paypal Express".

    To do chained payments with multiple receivers. We would need to make the network owner primary, then distribute to the substore owners.

    This would mean the buyer only sees the branding of your network, store owners would not be able to process refunds to buyers either.

    I believe for Paypal Express currently it can checkout with purchases from 10 different accounts (ie 10 shops in total)

    The last time I checked these were restraints by Paypal, not MarketPress.

    Take care
    Tim

  • harryhayes

    Hi & thank you both for assisting.

    So the removal of the chained payments option, (after checking global cart), is a necessity. Thus, it is switched off.

    You mentioned make the network owner primary, then distribute to the substore owners.\

    Are you saying it is possible for me to set up a marketpress network of sites but be the sole paypal account that receives payments for all shops?

    If so, this is exactly what I have been trying to do with one of my projects so any tip or pointers would be a great help. I have been questioning the forum for days with no progress so this sound encouraging.

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey again. :slight_smile:

    So the removal of the chained payments option, (after checking global cart), is a necessity. Thus, it is switched off.

    Thats right.

    You mentioned make the network owner primary, then distribute to the substore owners.\
    Are you saying it is possible for me to set up a marketpress network of sites but be the sole paypal account that receives payments for all shops?

    No.

    The way Chained Payments works is you sign up for it specifically with Paypal. You nominate the primary owner and then all the rest being process are secondary (probably not the right term/word).

    This enables you to take a percentage of the shops total. You can choose to cover paypal fees as well I believe. So if you charge 10% on sales for them using your service, you could advertise that they don't pay the paypal fees, it is covered in your fee.

    Hope this helps clarify how it works, it can be confusing at first, and the paypal process for signing up to Chained payments can be tedious and drawn out unfortunately. :slight_smile:

    Take care.

  • harryhayes

    Hi Tim

    I finally feel like I am moving forward.

    Thanks. It now makes complete sense. The last piece of the jigsaw. :slight_smile: Almost....

    Apologies for asking a new question on this thread but I have spent a week trying to do the following;

    I have set up multi site with Marketpress.

    I want there to be a menu item on my front page for ‘get your own shop’ for unregistered users. (Marketpress, Multisite)

    I imagine this link will then take unregistered users to an options page where they can choose a package and then complete sign up/registration and process payment via Paypal after which they get their activate email and off they go. (exactly the same process that sign up to wpmudev.org follows)

    I am currently trying to use Pro sites to try to do this. (I have also tried Membership and pay to blog).

    I seem to be missing another crucial bit of understanding as I have not even been able to find a way to access the options/sign up page that pro sites is suppose to have let alone create a menu item for it.
    Have I misunderstood the process of registration somehow.

    I tried pay to blog and membership but again, couldn't find a way to give unregistered users a menu option to sign up.

    I switched to Pro site on recommendation but still, I have not been able to find a way to add a sign up page to the menu items.

    I only want the index page to display shop items (using gridmarket), along with an about page, contact page and most importantly the 'sign up for your own shop' link as mentioned.

    I didn't think it would be difficult having used Joomla for a similar project for a while. Sadly however, I now think I have no idea what I am doing Wordpress.

    Incidentally, I have been having the same problem with the Forums plugin - installed fine but no idea how to post new topics as there doesn't seem to be an option to make this available.

    I am loosing hair by the fist full.

    Any idea where I am going wrong. I thought this would be easy. lol

  • Timothy Bowers

    I am currently trying to use Pro sites to try to do this. (I have also tried Membership and pay to blog).

    Pay to blog is now included in Pro Sites.

    I seem to be missing another crucial bit of understanding as I have not even been able to find a way to access the options/sign up page that pro sites is suppose to have let alone create a menu item for it.
    Have I misunderstood the process of registration somehow.

    In Pro Sites you get a page where it displays the plans, if they don't currently have a site with you then no plans will be displayed. If you have a site the url would be something like:

    /pro-site/?bid=3

    The bid, is the sites ID.

    If no ID is entered or you just go to:

    /pro-site/

    Then logged in users with a site, will get a list of sites they can upgrade or modify. In your Pro Sites settings page:

    /wp-admin/network/admin.php?page=psts-settings

    You will see the option:

    Checkout Page You can create a sales message that is shown at the top of the checkout page. (Hint - make it colorful with images and such!)
    Edit Checkout Page »

    That will allow you to put a custom message on the page. If you wish to change the page slug you can.

    In the settings page it will take the "Rebrand Pro Sites" name you enter. If it doesn't change the slug you can permanently delete the checkout page, then go back to settings and hit save, this should generate the page.

    /wp-admin/network/admin.php?page=psts-settings

    If the user enters the checkout page but has no site then they get:

    Sorry, but it appears you are not an administrator for any sites.

    I switched to Pro site on recommendation but still, I have not been able to find a way to add a sign up page to the menu items.

    They would sign up like any user, they can use WP to get a site/blog at the same time. If they do and then go to that page they will get upgrade options. If they don't get a blog, they get the error message mentioned above.

    Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

    Let me know if you still need further guidance.

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey Nick.

    I wonder, If I were to send to an outline of what I want, would you be interested in logging into my site as it is at the mo and quoting to get it finished.

    Sure I can take a look. You got an easy way for me to contact you? Perhaps a contact form I could fill in.

    No Baby yet I take it?

    Nope, but the due day is this Friday. We went for a general checkup yesterday and the specialist said she could not feel the babies head where it should be and thought it may have breached.... So we got referred to another hospital. Not having my car at the moment made this hard work. We got there and the scan showed that everything was fine just the baby was really low down getting ready to come out.

    You can imagine the worry.....

    Didn't get back til late last night.. :-s All is fine now though. :slight_smile:

    Thanks for asking. :slight_smile:

  • harryhayes

    Hi Tim,

    Follow some of your great advice I have moved forward leaps.

    I am still very stuck for a solution for signing up users in a simple way.

    At the moment, the process of registering first, confirm with email link, find out you can't do anything with blog until you upgrade, have to find an upgrade link, click to get the upgrade options, choose an option, pay, return to site.

    This all seem way to complicated and difficult.

    I am beginning to wonder of pro sites cannot actually do what I need without serious modification. Are there any plugins that can handle recurring payments as below.

    This is what I want -

    1- Un-registered user likes the site and wants a shop of their own.
    2- There is a menu link to 'get a shop' which directs to a page of options, (this could be the pro site page).
    3- User chooses option and pays, checks out and returns to their fully functioning blog

    It seem that this is the process on numerous other sites but I can't things to work this way.

    I am beginning to think using the Pro Sites plugin is the problem.

    Are there any simple solutions that will handle the registration of new users and blogs in this simple way?

    Nick

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