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Pending submissions and PaypalAsked by montsho on August 30, 2013 at 09:05 AM
It's my understanding that when a customer sumits a payment through Paypal portal, Jotform holds the submission in my pending payment box until the payment is cleared through Paypal. Right now, the payments are clearing (I recieve notifications from Paypal via email) but the submissions just sit in my pending payment box. And the one payment that should've been in the pending payment box bc the customer used a check and it had to clear, actually went into my submission box-not as a pending payment. I tried to find the answer on my own but had no luck
Our integration work this way:
When someone pays to you the submission will not be stuck into the Pending Payments box unless the user change her mind in the last minute. However, it might happen that they come back and pay later one. Paypal will also notify to your email address registered with them. Therefore you must go to the Submissions section and complete the submissions manually.
Hi there it's me again. I'm still having the same problem. I just did open enrollment for Half Marathon Training. Every person who chose to pay thru Paypal had their form stuck in the pending payment box. They didn't change their minds. I immediately got an email from Paypal stating I recieved a new payment and subscription but EVERY SINGLE LAST PERSON who used Paypal had their form stuck in the pending payment box. I had to manually submit 21 submissions. Can you help please?
Please make sure that your IPN (Instant Payment Notification) notifications are enabled as shown below:
To check this, please log in to your paypal account - go to Profile > Instant Payment Notification preferences
IPN is used by our Paypal App to notify your form that the payment has been recieved. It is an encoded message from paypal that confirms that funds have been added to your account.
You can check your IPN History (the messages that were sent out when the payment was accepted) and it will tell you why the form submissions were stuck under pending payments.
To view the IPN HIstory, please follow these steps:
1. Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.
2. Click "Profile" at the top of the page.
3. Click "Instant Payment Notification Preferences" in the Selling Preferences column.
4. Click "IPN History page
Please let us know if this helps.
Ok, I followed your directions. My IPN is definitely disabled. I'm trying to enable it but I'm a little confused. What URL goes in the notification URL? I have more than one form. Does that even matter? Thank you for your help (and patience).
It does not matter what URL you have there - as long as IPN is enabled - your form will notify you accurately of all completed payments.
But for added measure - not out of neccessity - have the IPN URL as http://www.jotform.net/ipns/paypal.php
You are rockin out today brotha! Thanks.
Much Obliged. :-)