I have a dating site up that charge a monthly membership fee. I would like to change the way to payment processing is setup. It is currently setup so customer have to buy credits each month. I want to process (and track) payments through paypal and automate the process. I have a admin panel setup that where you can set the [url removed, login to view] users have the option to apply for a trial membership or gold membership.
Customer will have the option to signup for free trial membership or gold membership.
Require them to go through the paypal process and give their credit card if they signup for gold or trial membership.
Cost will be $14.95
Trial membership will be 21 days and after that charge 14.95 for the month.
After the 21 days, automatically switch them to gold members.
Provide them a notice that they will be charges after 21 days.
I don’t wait them to have to have a paypal account. All credit cards accepted.
I would like to erase the option (and link on the profile page) to buy credits. I would like to run their member ship through paypal. What I mean is that once they signup (gold membership or trial) through paypal then they will have automatically have a gold membership and be billed each month.
Setup a subscription to be automatically taken out monthly.
When customers signup for gold membership or trial membership. i want to link them to the paypal website to enter their CC information. But I want to look as if they are still on my website. Put my name or logo at the top if possible.
I want to setup a merchant account () and have charges go to that account. I already have a merchant account but I need to know if I have the right account setup.
I want to use the paypal IPN program. You will need to create a page that store the data. After they go through the process of giving their cc information through paypal. Route them back to my website. Preferably their profile page. The PayPal integration procedure can best be accomplished my activating the IPN (Instant Payment Notification) link inside paypal. The IPN works like this, PayPal Asks you for a Return URL on your site that PayPal can direct the user to after payment is completed. When payment is complete, PayPal passes the customer and the details of the transaction back to the IPN link you designated. If the link you designated is setup to handle the data that is returned by PayPal, then the script can reflect the Payment info that PayPal passed on to the IPN page. So in other words if your programmer codes a page to receive and process the data from PayPal then the task of changing user status and groups will be automated.
I want to automate the entire process if possible
Give them option to cancel of course
Test everything and make sure it works.
All the members I currently have are setup on the trial membership and I cannot transfer them over unless they purchase credits.
From the admin panel I can switch users to guest, gold, silver, and trial. The silver members are not in use. Create script sending silver members to paypal page. As their trial memberships expires, I will manually switch them to silver. The next time they login they will be informed (with a simple script you create) that their trial membership has expired and see a link starting the paypal setup. Once they go through the process, they will be switch to gold members automatically like everyone else.