Support » Plugin: WordPress Simple Shopping Cart » Duplicate Cart ID Numbers obscure sales

  • Resolved JerrytheMouse

    (@jerrythemouse)


    Hi–thanks for a great and simple plugin! We have had the following issue a few times (twice very recently): the ID issued automatically to each sale (I presume) by WP Simple Cart accidentally got used simultaneously for two different sales (within about an hour of each other), and as a result one did not show up in the Cart Orders on our site dashboard. We got email notices of the sale, and it went through Paypal fine, but only looking through the Log File ( ipn_handle_debug.txt ) allowed me to see that.
    Is there any way of preventing this in future? It has really messed us up a few times, because I compile a list of workshop participants using the Cart Orders list to tell me who has registered.
    Thanks for any tips on how to stop the duplication of the ID numbers (or eliminate ID numbers altogether; we don’t really use them systematically).
    The page I need help with: https://papercutters.org

    We had it happen a few more times. The weblog looks like this–the wp_cart_id number for this sale was 10474, but then the subsequent sale (which is also in the weblog) says ITS number was 10474; the result from our end was that the FIRST payment (from Jennifer)) was never “noticed” and we never got a notification email for it – the second one, we did. But THIS FIRST one SAYS it successfully sent a notification email (but no one seems to have gotten it).

    Please help–this is a continuing problem that seems to be getting worse.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi,

    This could happen if the shopper clicks twice the cart button by accident. It could also occur because of a glitch in PayPal services. A cache intermittence if any could also cause this issue. Do you have a cache plugin installed in your site? Does your host run some sort of cache service in your server?

    the result from our end was that the FIRST payment (from Jennifer)) was never “noticed” and we never got a notification email for it – the second one, we did. But THIS FIRST one SAYS it successfully sent a notification email (but no one seems to have gotten it).

    Sometimes it is a good idea to check the spam box. Some emails tend to land in the spam box from time to time. If this is not the case and you don’t receive some emails, try an SMTP plugin like the following one http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-wp-smtp/.

    Sometimes this is not an easy issue to pin point because it has only happened once I believe from your comment above.

    Please make sure the log file is enabled. When this issue happens again, check the log file and report back with any findings.

    Kind regards.

    Thread Starter JerrytheMouse

    (@jerrythemouse)

    Hi–
    I don’t think any of these are the case. We do have a caching plugin, but it has not caused this before. There have now been at least five cases of this, and it’s happening so often I routinely ignore the Cart Orders and instead work from emails, then check the error log to find duplicates.

    Any other idea about how to correct this? The numbers should not duplicate.

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi, can you share some specs of your server and your site configuration? For example: PHP version running in your server, WordPress version, etc. This might help us troubleshoot your issue further.

    Thank you.

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