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Generic Error when using a different currency on a standard PayPal button

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ahab1b
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Hi Guys,

 

I have setup a PayPal standard button on my site that sends the user to PayPal when clicked on. It works fine if the currency is set to GBP in the button settings. I created another button and set the currency to USD but when clicked on, the button returns a generic error message saying "Things don't appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later ". In the PayPal settings, I have added the USD currency so that I can accept payments in another currency other than GBP. I have emailed PayPal support but yet to receive a response. Anyone encountered this issue before?

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Generic Error when using a different currency on a standard PayPal button

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MTS_Jennifer
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This can happen if you are in a country that does not support the specific currency that you are attempting to use.

Here is a listing of Currency Codes

Also look at the Locale Code that is being used as well.

 

If you are using USD and the Locale Code or lc is US then you should be able to process USD with no issues.

<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">

<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">

 

Thank you,

Jennifer

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