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    I get a lot of people thinking they have to pay with Google Checkout or Paypal because the logo's / buttons are so big for these options that people don't realize they can click "Proceed to Checkout" to pay with a credit card.

    Does anyone know how to code the single page checkout to show google checkout, as well as Paypal, which already exists on the single page checkout, so I can remove them from the view cart page entirely?

    I have tried adding text, etc to explain this but not everyone reads or gets it. I think the best solution would to just have all payment methods on the checkout page only. Will this work, anyone think it is a bad idea?

    Mark
    Welcome to Printpal, Inc. - Your Printer's Best Friend
    Mark
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  • #2
    If you want to remove the checkout options from the "View Cart" only:

    go: Settings-->Design-->Template Editor

    Find "view_cart.html" towards the bottom and click "Edit"

    Find:


    <!--START: GOOGLECHECKOUT-->
    <tr>
    <td colspan="6" align="right" valign="top"><table>
    <tr>
    <td class="font1" valign="middle"> - Or use -</td>
    <td><a href="google_checkout.asp"><img name="Google Checkout" alt="Google Checkout" src="https://checkout.google.com/buttons/checkout.gif?merchant_id=[gc_merchantid]&w=180&h=46&style=trans&variant=text&loc=en_US" height="46" width="180" border="0"></a> </td>
    </tr>
    </table></td>
    </tr>
    <!--END: GOOGLECHECKOUT-->
    <!--START: paypalexpress-->
    <tr>
    <td colspan="6" align="right" valign="top"><table border=0 width="30%">

    <tr>
    <td align="center"><br />-- or -- <br /><a href="paypal_express.asp?ch=1"> <img src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_xpressCheckout.gif" border="0"
    ></a></td></tr>
    <tr>
    <td width="383" valign="top" align="center"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Verdana;">Save time. Checkout securely.<br />
    Pay without sharing your financial information.</span> </td>
    </tr>
    </table></td>
    </tr>
    <!--END: paypalexpress-->

    Change to this:

    <!--START: GOOGLECHECKOUT
    <tr>
    <td colspan="6" align="right" valign="top"><table>
    <tr>
    <td class="font1" valign="middle"> - Or use -</td>
    <td><a href="google_checkout.asp"><img name="Google Checkout" alt="Google Checkout" src="https://checkout.google.com/buttons/checkout.gif?merchant_id=[gc_merchantid]&w=180&h=46&style=trans&variant=text&loc=en_US" height="46" width="180" border="0"></a> </td>
    </tr>
    </table></td>
    </tr>
    END: GOOGLECHECKOUT-->
    <!--START: paypalexpress
    <tr>
    <td colspan="6" align="right" valign="top"><table border=0 width="30%">

    <tr>
    <td align="center"><br />-- or -- <br /><a href="paypal_express.asp?ch=1"> <img src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_xpressCheckout.gif" border="0"
    ></a></td></tr>
    <tr>
    <td width="383" valign="top" align="center"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Verdana;">Save time. Checkout securely.<br />
    Pay without sharing your financial information.</span> </td>
    </tr>
    </table></td>
    </tr>
    END: paypalexpress-->


    Hope this helps:)

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    • #3
      We completely removed it from the view cart page and put it as a payment method on the checkout page.
      Elegant Weddings +
      www.elegantweddingsplus.ca
      www.elegantweddingsplus.com

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      • #4
        Thanks for the code! I removed the options from the view cart page and was able to add google checkout on my single page checkout. Now the confusion should be over, hopefully.

        Mark
        Welcome to Printpal, Inc. - Your Printer's Best Friend
        Mark
        www.printpal.com

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        • #5
          There is a reason it is on the cart page. If you read your Google Checkout terms (Not sure about PayPal but I think it has something similar) it says you have to offer google checkout before the customer logs in / creates a account. You can't force the customer to create a account and then show them the Google Checkout option they have to have the option before that. So the logos need to be on the first checkout page or in the shopping cart (or on both).

          That said 3dcart's default positioning of the logos is pretty bad (at the top of the login page when checking out, of course customers are going to be a little confused). Plus the default checkout pages (with or without the PayPal / Google Checkout logos) are also pretty clunky.
          Nathan
          www.YourCableStore.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by yourcablestore.com View Post
            There is a reason it is on the cart page. If you read your Google Checkout terms (Not sure about PayPal but I think it has something similar) it says you have to offer google checkout before the customer logs in / creates a account. You can't force the customer to create a account and then show them the Google Checkout option they have to have the option before that. So the logos need to be on the first checkout page or in the shopping cart (or on both).

            That said 3dcart's default positioning of the logos is pretty bad (at the top of the login page when checking out, of course customers are going to be a little confused). Plus the default checkout pages (with or without the PayPal / Google Checkout logos) are also pretty clunky.

            On my site they can go to the checkout page and select Google Checkout or Paypal without creating an account or logging in. I am sure they would also like it on the cart page but I have received so many comments that people thought they had to use one of those check out methods, even with me adding an explanation by the "Proceed to Checkout" button.

            If I am required to have the logo's on the cart page I would drop the services and just go with credit card. I am still tinkering with the cart page to try to make all 3 methods have an equal shot. Perhaps I can change the lower "Proceed to Checkout" button to be an image of the credit cards we take and then add the Google and Paypal back to give all 3 a fair shot. Just have to be sure I don't bring confusion back to the customer.

            I don't care which method a customer chooses I just want them to realize they have a choice of what they like the best.
            Mark
            www.printpal.com

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            • #7
              Mockup of possible compromise

              Well this is not live but I may give it a try and see if it keeps customers from being confused but keeps Google and Paypal happy.

              Let me know what you think? Each one is clickable and will take you to the single page checkout for credit card or Google checkout or Paypal.
              Attached Files
              Mark
              www.printpal.com

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              • #8
                That's pretty cool looking. I'd use it.
                David
                David's Gifts and Things

                Wholesale Gifts, Home Decorating, Jewelry and More

                Quality, Selection, Value Always

                The more you buy the more you save!

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                • #9
                  You don't have to have it on the cart page. The only thing you need is a option to use it without creating a account so the buttons on the first checkot page would be enough.
                  Nathan
                  www.YourCableStore.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the advice. I now just have it on the check out page. I am still getting orders for each one which is great. I think the customers are now choosing what they want and not feeling required to pick a certain method.
                    Mark
                    www.printpal.com

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                    • #11
                      I just have it on the step 3 page since I'm using the multi page check out and anonymous check out. Added a few spaces to make stand on it's own and changed the alignment.
                      David
                      David's Gifts and Things

                      Wholesale Gifts, Home Decorating, Jewelry and More

                      Quality, Selection, Value Always

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                      • #12
                        This is from the Paypal placement guide:


                        By using these recommended checkout flow and the placement requirements, you optimize
                        your website’s checkout flow and significantly improve your buyer’s experience, increasing
                        conversion. Your buyers immediately see that you have PayPal and stay on your website.
                        You must offer PayPal to your buyers in at least the following two places in your checkout
                        flow:
                        􀁺 As a checkout option on your Shopping Cart page
                        􀁺 As a payment option on your Payment Methods page


                        That being said we moved our express button to below the checkout button on the cart.

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                        • #13
                          That's one I'll never have to worry about. PayPal = eBay, and I won't use either one.
                          David
                          David's Gifts and Things

                          Wholesale Gifts, Home Decorating, Jewelry and More

                          Quality, Selection, Value Always

                          The more you buy the more you save!

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                          • #14
                            Are you using paypal web payments pro? if so i believe your in violation of terms by also not offering paypal somewhere in your checkout process. if you arent using paypal web payments pro (which runs in background like a regular merchant account) please disregard.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hanzoswords View Post
                              Are you using paypal web payments pro? if so i believe your in violation of terms by also not offering paypal somewhere in your checkout process. if you arent using paypal web payments pro (which runs in background like a regular merchant account) please disregard.
                              We use website Payment Pro, we offer PayPal on the checkout page. There is no term saying it needs to be displayed on the cart page.
                              Elegant Weddings +
                              www.elegantweddingsplus.ca
                              www.elegantweddingsplus.com

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