Inventory Order notification plugin

Following the steps below will get order information passing back to your storeadmin, you will receive order notifications and inventory will be managed automatically.

Mals Setup (steps below are done in your Mals account)
1. Login to mals and go to

Cart Setup -> Advanced Settings -> Remote Call

URL: In the URL field, add:
www.yourwebsite.com/go/finish.php (replace your website with your actual domain/website address)

  • Method: Select POST for the method.
  • Debug: Do not check the debug checkbox; this is only used if you are having problems with inventory control and order tracking, and want to receive debug notices.
Now go to: Cart Setup -> Customize -> Return Link

Optional! A return page updates the store inventory immediately after the order is placed, if the customer clicks the 'continue' button.

  • Your website address: In this field, add www.yourwebsite.com/go/return.php (note: no http://).
  • Select 'Form button with the word CONTINUE. POST request.'
     - OR -
    Select 'Form button using the text above. POST request.' and enter some text in the 'Text for the link' box.
Now go to Cart Setup -> Customize -> Continue shopping button

Appending the cart content allows the continue shopping button in the cart to go back to the item you were originally viewing.

  • Select 'Hyperlink'
  • Check the box marked "Append cart content vars".
Now Cart Setup -> Email Settings -> Order Notifications

We recommend using a domain email or gMail email address for order notifications. Mailings may not work seamlessly with free emails like AOL or Yahoo email

Cart Setup -> Payment Methods -> PayPal

If you are using PayPal as a payment processor, enter the PayPal email and then:

  • Under 'Return link from PayPal', select the second option: 'return the customer back to the cart. See the notes below...'.
  • Select the 'IPN - Instant Payment Notification' checkbox. (If you do not, a customer can close the window and it won't post back.)

 

Paypal Setup (steps below are done in your Paypal account)

1. First you need to setup a Thank you page in your store admin. Login to your store
admin, and then click Pages in the left column. In the center column, scroll down
and click add. Back to the top of the center column, enter thankyou, next to page
name. Select No next to show link. Enter the text “Thank you for your purchase”
next to page title. Next to in content enter: “Thank you for your payment. Your
transaction has been completed, and a receipt for your purchase has been
emailed to you. You may logon to your account at http://www.paypal.com to view
details of this transaction.

PayPal: Please note that if you want to use PayPal as a payment type, you must use a business account if you want to automate inventory control or log orders and sales. Personal accounts can be used with the cart, but the inventory control and order tracking will not work!

  • My Account -> Profile -> Website Payment Preferences -> Auto Return

    If you are using PayPal as a payment type, you must turn the 'Auto Return' setting On. This automates the return back to Mals after a customer pays via PayPal. (If this setting is turned off, the cart will require the customer to push a button to go back to the cart, and not all customers will do this.)

  • My Account -> Profile -> Website Payment Preferences -> Return URL

    The Auto Return setting requires a thank you page to return to after the payment is made. Mals creates a page automatically and submits it without any effort on your part. However, if you plan to use PayPal for any other reason, you will need to make a thank you page on your site. Create the page, following PayPal's thank you page rules (shown on the auto return setting page) and enter the URL in the space provided in PayPal. www.yourdomain.com/thankyou.php

Following the steps below will get order information passing back to your storeadmin, you will receive order notifications and inventory will be managed automatically.

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