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Paypal error received during checkout
Message Type 1:_____________________________________________________________________
The card you entered cannot be used for this payment.
Please enter a different credit or debit card number
The rejection message described by your buyer is a general PayPal message which could indicate a number of issues. Some common reasons why PayPal could reject cards and display this message are:
- Credit Card Is Linked or Associated with a PayPal Account.
If you’re using a credit card that’s linked or assigned to a PayPal account, try login to PayPal during payment process. You can change the source of fund to make the payment after logged in to use credit card instead of PayPal balance.
- Credit Card Is Previously Used in PayPal Account or Assigned in Closed PayPal Account
PayPal remembers a credit card details even when it’s already been removed from the account. The information also been remembered even if PayPal account which linked to the credit card is closed and deleted. In this case, try another credit card, or assigned the credit card to a PayPal account, and pay with account logged in.
- PayPal Limit on Non-Member Credit Card Usage
According to PayPal source, there is a limit based on the number of times, the amount of the transactions, the type of merchandise being sold that a credit card can be used within the system without having to verify ownership by opening an account. The restriction is for security and fraud protection reasons. There is no workaround to this limitation, but you should be able to use another credit card. If there is problem, try using another email address. Else, register an PayPal account.
- Credit Card or Email Address Raises Flag in the Transaction
Closely link to reasons above, where some part of the transaction raises flag on the server that stop the payment. Two possible flags are on credit card or email address. Try changing either credit card or e-mail address or both when attempting to pay again.Please contact email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
Message Type 2:_____________________________________________________________________
We can't process your payment right now, so please try again later. We're
sorry for the inconvenience.
The main reasons for this particular error according to PayPal technical support:
- When a customer does not have paypal account, a credit card has a total lifetime transaction limit of approximately $4000. This value is the total of all payments ever made through the PayPal Guest Checkout Experience on that credit card. Even if the total is below $4000, they can only use that card 15 times as a guest. If the card is flagged by PayPal, an account (username/password) will be required for security reasons. In either case, your attendee/buyer will need to sign up for a PayPal account in order to use that credit card.
- If your customer does have an existing PayPal account and the credit card or email address is recognized, your client MUST log in to PayPal first for security reasons.
Message Type 3:
- Log in to your PayPal account.
- Click Profile.
- From the Selling Preferences column, click Website Payment Preferences.
- In the Encrypted Website Payments section, select Off.
- Click Save.
- Log into your PayPal Account
- Click ‘Profile’
- Click ‘More Options’
- Select ‘My Selling Tools’
- Click ‘Block Payments’
- Under the Payment Receiving Preferences, find the “Block payments from users who:” section
- Uncheck the “Initiate payments from the Pay Anyone subtab of the Send Money tab” option
- Click ‘Save’
Subscribed or Ordered, but no license received
Check the Spam foler
Orders are processed immediately after Paypal notifies our server of a completed payment. This causes the license key to be generated and your account's Order History to be updated. Note that the email used is whatever Paypal provides us for the transaction. This may be different than the email you use for your forum account here and can be located by logging into Paypal and checking the Primary Email address under your Profile settings. If you wish to change this, please add a second email, edit the new email and mark it as a Primary Address. After that is done, you can remove any older email addresses that you may no longer use. Emails will be labeled as coming from firstname.lastname@example.org; however, they are sent from u17043136.onlinehome-server.com and may be blocked by overly aggressive spam filtering applications.
If your order has already been processed, you can check under Store > Order History on the website to see if the order is displayed there. It should display any non-subscription orders that you have made while logged onto your forum account.
If your order was for a subscription and you did not receive the email for some reason, you can send an email note to email@example.com and let us know what email address the order should have been linked to and when the purchase was made. We can look it up and email it to you.