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Tracking After PaymentAsked by dozierdd on February 06, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I would like to track conversions from my form to calculate the visitors that paid and ones that didn't. My code to track would normally be put on the thank you page after the paypal payment processing, but when I ran through a test I noticed that the thank you page doesn't come up automatically. After payment, the paypal page stays and has an option to "continue back to (MY PAGE)" Which is then my Thank you page. However if the person doesn't click on the continue back link, the tracking code will never be seen. Is there a way for my thank you page to automatically load after payment?
There is a setting in Paypal to automaically redirect back to the originating payment page.
Logging into Payal, its under My Selling Profile -> Website Preferences, tnen enable Auto-Return.
If you have any difficulty finding that option in your Paypal account, please let us know.
I can't seem to locate that option. I have merchant services and where do I go from there?
1. Log into Paypal.
2. Select My Selling Preferences from the Profile menu
Then Select Update for the Website Preferences:
The Auto Return option is at the top of the next page.
Thanks that helped a lot! By the way is your system down right now? I've been trying to test and have been getting this error message:Temporarily UnavailableWe are currently experiencing abnormally high traffic volume and working to restore all services as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
That issue with the availability of forms should be resolved now.
Can you please try reloading your forms now and let us know?
Ok, I was able to set up the return URL for the site that I was working on, but I am now working on another site and need to have a return URL specifically for that site. How can I set up a return URL for each individual website? It says in paypal that I can do it when setting up an individual button, but does that work within jotform?
I don't think this is possible at the moment without setting up a 2nd Paypal account, but can you link me to your 2nd form and I will have a quick check to see if there is some kind of workaround I can offer?
Is this the link you mean?
I made a payment to that form for 0.01 USD to test something out.
Use a Custom URL as a thankyou page and enter in where you want to redirect the user to afterwards.
I see that if I go into my paypal account and create a "buy now" button for a specific product, There
is an option to "Take customers to a specific URL" after checkout. Is there a way that I might be able
implement custom buttons into the jotform in a smooth way? Because if they click my "buy now" paypal button, it's not going to actually submit the form.
ok I'll try that.
OK, let me know how you get on.
I believe it worked! Thanks for the help.
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