PayPal Payments via IPN

When using PayPal with Custom Vantage Web (CVW) you must enable IPN in your PayPal accounts, otherwise the order will never be marked with a completed order id in CVW.

After you log in, follow these instructions to set up your listener:

  1. Log in to your PayPal business account at

  2. Click the profile icon (Profile menu) on the top right side of the page. From the Business Profile menu, select Profile and Settings, then select My selling tools.

    Note: If you do not see the profile icon on the top right, navigate to My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools.

  3. Click the Update link in the Instant payment notifications row, in the Getting paid and managing my risk section.

  4. Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener's URL and activate the listener. The following page opens:

  5. Specify the URL for your listener in the Notification URL field.

  6. Click Receive IPN messages (Enabled) to enable your listener.

  7. Click Save. The following page opens:

  8. Click Back to Profile Summary to return to the Profile after activating your listener. You also can click Edit settings to modify your notification URL or disable your listener. You can click Turn Off IPN to reset your IPN preferences.