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I am using my own shopping cart, then sending the user to PayPal to make a payment. I see that I can add a URL in for where to send the user after payment is made. However, the user isn't forced to click that link, they might even just close the browser window. However, I need to redirect the user back to my website in order to finishing processing the order (i.e., indicate in the database that the payment was sent). Otherwise, the order is left hanging in limbo, because it was partially processed, pending receipt of payment.
Is it possible to somehow send the user to a page on my website after payment is made, so that I can finish processing the order? Thank you!
I'm a newbie, but when you say you need to "indicate in the database that the payment was sent). Otherwise, the order is left hanging in limbo, because it was partially processed, pending receipt of payment." Don't you do this in your transactions page of PayPal? Under 'Details', I believe. Or is this somehow done on your website?
Your buyers can return to your website automatically after they make a payment with the Auto Return feature.
Depending on how you are setting this up here are a few tips:
Here is the direct link to how Auto Return works.