Instant Payment Notification (IPN)
Instant Payment Notification (IPN) is a message service that automatically notifies merchants of events related to PayCafe transactions. Merchants can use it to automate back-office and administrative functions, including automatically fulfilling orders and providing customers with order status.
What is an IPN Custom Field? And what are they used for?
Custom fields are used to pass values along to your own internal system. Hidden fields are passed in reporting and Instant Payment Notifications (IPN). You can also use field titles to gather additional information from your shoppers.
Step 1: Log in to the Merchant Portal here https://merchant.paycafe.com/login
Step 2: Click on Configure Checkout
Step 3: Click on IPN Custom Fields
Creating your Custom Variable
To add custom fields to your IPN URL by specifying your own title and parameter names.
Please note that field and parameter names can only use alphanumeric ( A-Z, 0-9 ) and underscore
( _ ) characters.
Step 4: Enter the name of your Field Title
Step 5: Click on Add
Sidenote: We used Order Number as an example to create a variable.
Step 5.1: Your new variable will appear under Added Variables
Important: In order for your variable to be active, you must Enable it first.
Step 6: Click on Disable to Enable your variable
What Happens Next?
Your new variable/s will now appear under custom variables on the IPN Setup page. For instructions on how to add your new variables to your IPN URL click here >>> Go to IPN Setup
If you have questions or need assistance with creating a new variable, please submit a support ticket through the merchant portal at https://merchant.paycafe.com/login .
We also welcome feedback from our merchants. Please send us your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org .