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Invoicing API: Attach invoice PDF to email?

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Eleven41
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Hello,

 

I am using the PayPal Invoicing API to send invoices to my customers.

 

I have some customers whose A/P teams use automated invoice processing software that'll read an attached PDF to an invoice email. They have requested that a PDF copy of the invoice be attached to the email that PayPal sends them otherwise the PayPal email gets rejected by their automated system.

 

I know that you can attach files to the invoice. However, this is not that. I need a PDF copy of the invoice attached to the sent email.

 

Is there an option to do this?

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MTS_Stefan
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Hello Eleven41,

Via the API, there is no option to turn them into a PDF.
The Invoices created via PayPal.com are available as PDF as well as any Invoice you see there.

I hope that helps.
Stefan

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Eleven41
Contributor

Hi Stephan,

 

Thanks for responding, but that solution does not help.

 

I'm using 100% automation to send my PayPal invoices. Manually turning them into a PDF breaks that automation.

 

Basically, I need a flag on the "Send" API method like "include attached pdf" where PayPal will attach a PDF copy to the email.

 

If it doesn't exist (or functional equivalent), please add it to your internal feature request system so it may be added in the future.

 

Otherwise, I need to find an alternative to PayPal invoices for these customers since it does not meet my requirements.

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MTS_Stefan
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Hello Eleven41,

The request of yours is essentially: while creating an invoice via API, include the invoice as PDF attachment while sending it.
I can request that function, but I cannot say when this will be added.

I am sorry that I won't have a workaround for you right now.

Kind Regards,
Stefan

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Eleven41
Contributor

Wonderful, thank you very much.

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MTS_Stefan
Moderator

Hi Eleven41,

If this solved the issue, please mark the thread as solution accepted so other users may find it useful as well, going forward.

Regards,
Stefan

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Eleven41
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Hi there,

 

Has there been any progress in this ability?

I'm encountering more and more customers who want to auto-process a PDF attached to the invoice emails. So I cannot use PayPal for these customers.

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HaitamSnibis
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Hi Give a way how can i get my card paypal help me please. God bless you

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JackieDaytona
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Why not send it to the printer via PHP and have the default printer set to PDF ?

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NguyenAn
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