Well, we decided to add this “blog” section to our site, to help keep you informed about things. We’ll still send out the mass email to our store owners on occasion for bigger or more urgent announcements, but thought this might be a better way to keep you updated on the more “day-to-day” type things, or we might add some “tips and tricks” type stuff as well. And then they’ll stay here for a while so they’re available to new users that happen across this and might have otherwise missed a mass email in the past.
So I should start off by letting you know that I’m not a writer, and not very creative. I don’t even know how to write a blog or what should be in it, so I’m just going to share some information here, and hopefully you’ll find it helpful. If not, well, then, I guess you don’t have to read it. But I hope you do.
New Things at Teescape
Our development team has been working on a lot of “behind-the-scenes” stuff, the things you wouldn’t really notice if I didn’t tell you. They’ve made some big improvements on how we process artwork files for stickers/decals. They’re also working on some updates that will further improve how artwork is processed for printing on shirts. Not that there’s anything wrong with it now, but they’re always looking for ways to make it better.
We’re looking at adding a couple more product styles soon. If you have any suggestions or anything specific you would like us to make available in the App, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
The biggest addition lately is that we just added Paypal as a payment method for both automatic and manual order processing. So here’s more info on that…
About Using Paypal with the Teescape App
First, I’ll talk about Auto Order Processing with Paypal in the Teescape App. To configure Auto Order Processing with Paypal, you go to the Settings page in the Teescape App, and when you click “Select Auto Payment Method” or “Select Backup Method”, you’ll see an orange button to “Add New Paypal Account”. When you select this, you’ll be taken to Paypal.
If you’ve used Paypal to buy things online before, you’re probably familiar with the Express Checkout, which takes you to Paypal to authorize a one-time purchase for something you are buying online.
In our App, when you Add a New Paypal Account, it works like an Express Checkout, but instead what you are doing is completing a billing agreement, basically authorizing Teescape to charge your account when needed for processing orders, automatically, without any interaction from you. This makes your Paypal account able to work just like a Credit Card that you’ve provided to us as a payment method.
In order for this to work, you need to have what Paypal calls an “instant” payment method setup in your Paypal account. This means it has to be either from available balance in your Paypal account, or a credit or debit card. I don’t think it will work if you just have a bank account set up as the payment method, because I don’t think that’s considered “instant”, because it takes some time for bank transfers to complete.
Using Paypal for Manually Processing Orders
If you do not use Auto Order Processing in the Teescape App, you can still process orders with Paypal. When you select orders on the Order page in the App, and choose to Manually Process them, you will now see a button to “Pay with Paypal Express Checkout”. You can use this to process orders this one time with Paypal, without even storing your Paypal account as a payment method in Teescape.
At the same time, you can also click the “Set Alternate Payment Method” button to add a stored payment method, and there you can add a Paypal method just like you would for Auto Order Processing. If you add your Paypal account this way, you can still continue to manually process orders, but you’ll be able to do so just by selecting your Paypal method when you process, without having to go out to the Paypal Express Checkout site.
That’s about it for now…
That’s really all I have to talk about for now. But I’ll be adding more soon.
If you have any issues or find any problems with the new Paypal processing, or anything else, please be sure and send us an email and let us know.