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johnnybd says

Hi everyone, maybe this subject was brought up already, but after an extensive search throughout the Forums here and through the Wordpress forum it seemed like asking it would be the best question. Is there any possibility to add the Envato Payment API or Widget to an existing Wordpress site? for example: a User goes in your website, and is interested in an buying an item, right now the best bet is to link him with a referral link to the Item’s page on the corresponding Envato marketplace and hope he’ll stay focused on pressing the Purchase button.
It would be nice to have that purchase button already in your existing wordpress website with a built in referral link, saving him from going back and forth between the different URL ’s and directly connecting him with Envato’s Paypal or Visa interface.

Hope its clear, Interested in your ideas…

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johnnybd says

Hmmm.. here’s the idea illustrated :D it can be embedded into ANY wordpress blog / site or whatever… once the user clicks it should proceed as it does on the Envato marketplaces…

The reason why there will be a need for this is simple, if you brought a customer through your blog or website by creating an interest for him in your item, it only makes sense that he will have the option of buying that item within your website, rather than getting redirected and distracted by a gazillion other options and items. It sounds doable, even linking the item number, description an author using that widget…

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johnnybd says

found this plugin But it still re-directs the user to the item page when hitting the “Purchase” button…

it would be so nice to already have that “Pay with prepaid Credits or Buy with Paypal” option within the plugin Itself without re-directing

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purethemes says

Your idea is nice but there are so many reasons why this won’t ever happen that I don’t know even where to start :)

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WebSmacker says

It’s a good idea and I would love this, but here’s just a couple of good reasons this won’t happen: 1) It makes it look like you are selling the item instead of Envato 2) It would reduce traffic to Envato sites which could hurt community growth

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johnnybd says

@purethemes – are you speaking from a technical or logical Point of view?
It only seems fair to me that if you’ve managed to get someone in your blog then you have the right to sell within your website. “Sending” a potential client to the item page within the marketplaces, with a referral link only increases the chances of confusing him as a buyer. Jeopardizing his original intention. Thus forcing you to use a platform for payments yourself. Separated from Envato (taking all the %100) ... would be really nice if you could blend the two though.

@iapcsolutions – It makes it look like you are selling the item because you are selling the item, Envato is just a great platform that gets commission for what they do…

Reducing traffic? doubt it , giving the option of using your “Prepaid Credits” or “Paypal” and exposing the user to the rest of the API features (sales, comments etc) would leave Envato in the big picture.

To me its seems more beneficial for Both sides. Envato gets to keep their authors within, rather than give them a reason to open their own eCommerce stores. For the Authors it will give the option of making more $$$ and being carefree regarding payments, bills, accounting etc which they’ll have to take care of in case of opening an eCommerce store.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Why not link the pay now button to a lightbox, and then Iframe the payment system into your site.

You get best of both worlds, clients stay on your site, you get the referral link and the clients purchase is secure.

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johnnybd says

That sounds like pure genius sir! have 0 skills for that kind of task, BUT Google is a good friend. Thank you

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johnnybd says

having checked the possibilities today it seems like the only way to embed Envato’s check out method in an external site would require Envato to release some sort of checkout API

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