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WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Email Settings allows you to set up the following purchase confirmation email settings and more.

Last Updated: March 29, 2017

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Important: Before you go ahead and enable this feature you must make sure that you have Setup PayPal IPN Notification. If you haven’t this feature will not work. Click on the following URL How To Setup PayPal IPN Notification to learn how to set up IPN.

WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Email Settings Steps

Note: A new tag has been added {phone}. (Added in version 4.2.6)

(The phone number is an optional field on PayPal checkout page. So it may not be present if the customer doesn’t enter a phone number during the checkout.)

Step 1 ) Go to Settings -> WP Shopping Cart -> Email Settings tab has been added recently to allow some more customization. See image below.

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Confirmation E-mail Sent To Buyers

You can customize the confirmation e-mail sent to your client or buyer. You can add short codes to the e-mail content to display the buyers name, product details plus more.

Email Tags

  • {first_name} – First name of the buyer
  • {last_name} – Last name of the buyer
  • {payer_email} – Email Address of the buyer (Fixed in version 4.2.8, was not working.)
  • {address} – Address of the buyer (Added in version 4.1.5)
  • {product_details} – The item details of the purchased product (this will include the download link for digital items).
  • {transaction_id} – The unique transaction ID of the purchase (Added in version 4.0.4)
  • {purchase_amt} – The amount paid for the current transaction (Added in version 4.0.4)
  • {purchase_date} – The date of the purchase (Added in version 4.0.4)
  • {coupon_code} – Coupon code applied to the purchase (Added in version 4.0.6)

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Confirmation E-mail Sent To Sellers

Step 2 ) You can customize the confirmation e-mail sent to the seller. You can add short codes to the e-mail content to display the buyers name, product details plus more.

Email Tags

  • {first_name} – First name of the buyer
  • {last_name} – Last name of the buyer
  • {payer_email} – Email Address of the buyer
  • {address} – Address of the buyer (Added in version 4.1.5)
  • {product_details} – The item details of the purchased product (this will include the download link for digital items).
  • {transaction_id} – The unique transaction ID of the purchase (Added in version 4.0.4)
  • {purchase_amt} – The amount paid for the current transaction (Added in version 4.0.4)
  • {purchase_date} – The date of the purchase (Added in version 4.0.4)
  • {coupon_code} – Coupon code applied to the purchase (Added in version 4.0.6)

Always remember to save your settings by clicking on Update Options.

WordPress-Simple-Shopping-Cart-email-settings-seller

That is all you need to create a simple and effective shopping cart.

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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  6 Responses to “WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Email Settings”

  1. Hi Manuel,

    I’ve recently installed WP Paypal Shopping cart. I’ve got to the point where it’s (mainly) working. An email is issued to the buyer with the correct wording, but has no download link.

    The code for the cart on the page is as follows:

    [wp_cart_button name=”Anglo-Saxon display pack” price=”£1.99″file_url=”http://www.ks2complete.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Vikings-and-Anglo-saxons-4.pdf”]
    [show_wp_shopping_cart]

    I would have thought that, even if the file url was wrong there would still be a link in the email?

    Can you spot anything wrong or give me any advice?

    Many thanks

    Ash

    • Hi Ash, thank you for your question. Can you verify that you have enabled PayPal IPN feature in your paypal account. Log into your PayPal account and enable the IPN feature if you don’t have it enabled already.

      Regards

  2. Hi there,

    Hoping you could help me out.. for some reason WP Shopping Cart hasn’t been sending our buyers any emails after purchase. The only emails they’ve received are confirmations from Paypal. The checkbox is checked (send emails to buyers after purchase), IPN is setup via Paypal and I believe the coding is correct (ex: [wp_cart_button name=”DI Ebook” price=”9.99″ file_url=”http://www.test.com/products/DIEbook.zip”]

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • Hi Ace thank you for your comment. Are the emails that are not sent to buyers coming from hotmail, yahoo, gmail or are they domain e-mails? Have you got the correct email tags added to the Seller Email Body*. Can you enable debug mode and view the log file. You might also like to Enable Sandbox Testing and carry out some test.

      Regards

  3. Hello,

    I am having issues with emails being sent to customers. The debugging and orders say emails have been sent – but they haven’t been.

    What can I be missing? Paypal IPN is on, and my code is below. Any help would be great – thanks!
    for buyers

    Dear {first_name} {last_name}

    Thank you for your purchase! You ordered the following item(s):

    {product_details}

    {product_link_digital_items_only}

    For sellers

    Dear Seller

    This mail is to notify you of a product sale.

    {product_details}

    {product_link_digital_items_only}

    The sale was made to {first_name} {last_name} ({payer_email})

    Thanks

    • Hi hope thank you for your question. Can you confirm that you are able to send e-mails from your website? Have you asked those who did not receive an e-mail to check their spam. Have you checked the server log files?

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