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Joined: 09 Oct 2008
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Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: How to eliminate Shipping Method & Shipping Address step  

I purchased this module yesterday in hope it can replace my Paypal module. With my own effort and very minimal help, I was able to make the module works.

The module maker was very stingy in words when giving the instruction and only said "copy license.php to the googlecheckout folder", that's it, nothing else, despite the file he sent was corrupted.

The problem I have now is many of my customers complained that the checkout steps are too many, 4 steps as opposed to only 1 step when I used Paypal. The steps are: Shipping Address -- Shipping Method -- Payment Method -- Confirmation Page.

I am using Joomla 1.5.7 and Virtuemart 1.1.2 and want to have only Google Checkout as the payment method. When I used Paypal as the only payment method, the checkout process goes directly to Confirmation Page step and bypass the first 3. With this Google Checkout module, it must go through the whole 4 steps before it goes to Google web site at the end.

When I tried to disabled either one or both the Shipping Address and Shipping Method steps, this module doesn't work. Since my site is selling digital product and doesn't need shipping, it doesn't make any sense to me to have those Shipping information steps on the checkout process.

I can't use Fast Checkout because I need my customer to agree on Terms and Conditions first for every purchase. So my only option is to use normal Virtuemart checkout. I've contacted this module maker for how to eliminate the Shipping information steps but yet never got an answer.

It's weird while other payment modules are flexible to be configured with or without Shippping information, this module is dead strict and must be configured with Shipping information even though I don't need it.

I need help for this or I would ask for refund. I didn't know and never expected at the first place that this module will not work without Shipping information. This is very disgusting and frustrating.
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Location: Columbus OH

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: How to eliminate Shipping Method & Shipping Address  

Further instructions for the license file is also located in the readme.txt that came with your module.

You mentioned that you used to use paypal as your only payment method and google checkout is to replace paypal.

Please take a look at the first sticking topic in the forum called Using Google Checkout as your ONLY payment method for vm1.1

Let me know if that solves any of your issues.
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