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7. IPN and PDT > 70. Track Your eBay Products with IPN

Track Your eBay Products with IPN

Easily process eBay sales easily by automatically storing completed transactions in a database.

The eBay and PayPal combination is hard to beat. It gives anyone who wants to sell unique items the ability to market goods and accept payment for that item without any programming expertise or an expensive merchant account. Since eBay purchased PayPal, their efforts to integrate the two have made the process of doing business on eBay with PayPal almost seamless. This improvement includes PayPal’s IPN system. When an auction is completed and it has been paid for through PayPal, an IPN call is made to your IPN script (listed in your PayPal account’s Profile settings, if you have enabled IPN). This POST contains a lot of the same information as the IPN generated by a normal web purchases. However, because of the nature of an auction, the notification lacks some values we normally rely upon. Fortunately, this hack provides a workaround.


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