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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2198 - January 11, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 5

PayPal Readies Improvements for January 21st Release

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
January 11, 2010




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PayPal is launching several new features for developers scheduled for release on January 21. Last week, the company released the enhancements in the PayPal Preview Sandbox environment so developers could preview them before they go live. New features include:

  • Improvements to the Button Factory API, which will allow websites to list and sell digital downloads by integrating digital download keys into "buy now" or "add to cart" buttons and the checkout flow.

  • Updates to Mass Payments will now include support for CSV file formats and provide more information to the sender to increase operational efficiency.

  • Improvements to the refund process that will make the refund process more transparent.

  • Inclusion of original merchant invoice or order ID number in PayPal Settlement Reports to help ensure better reconciliation for merchants.

See more information on the PayPal Developer website

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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