Posting Data - re: 1shoppingcart - Help
First, I am new here and looking for some help. This is my first post, so I hope I make it detailed enough to get some responses.
I have an affiliate partner that is adding our offer on their back end. So, if the client is interested in our service they will click "yes" on the affiliates site and it will push their info (name, email, etc) to our auto-responder which we have with 1shoppingcart through a ajax posting code. But since these will all be coming from their server (same ip) they have run into issues while testing.
your current code would basically treat our leads as suspicious.
What I think we need to make it work is to ensure that your server allows us to send multiple, different leads to you from the same ip address. We would not be echoing your response to the user at all. Rather, we would simply post the form and consider the transaction done. For this to work, your system would have to treat these multiple submissions as separate leads / clicks / sales / etc (even if
they are all from our server's same ip address). Is this an option??”
So, I reached out to 1shoppingcart support and got this:
“I would like to thank you for the time you have taken out of your day to write in about the issues that you have noticed within your account. With regards to your question about submitting information repeatedly from the same IP address.
Unfortunately there really is no alternative option for this issue. It is a system security feature in-place to limit the number of submissions from a single IP. There is not work around that would allow for a White-listed IP to submit information multiple time.
If you have any further questions please feel free to reply back and I would be happy to clear anything up.
Is there ANY workaround this? A way to mask their IP? Or any work around? I am clueless and really need to make this work. Any help would be GRAETLY appreciated.
A Possible Solution or Two
Originally Posted by racer3
Although not explicity stated, I can see from your post that your affiliate is using an API/jquery script method to auto populate the sign in form for the AR. This is not possible, as previously stated by that support rep due to the following two security limitations:
1. The 1SC API is read only and data cannot be written to the cart in any way using an API integration that is not already approved in the system (i.e. Shipping Carriers, CC processors, certain other things, etc).
2. The reason why that security limit is imposed is to prevent fraud/spamsters from being able to generate a super fast mailing list. This is also part of the reason why contact imports take 24 hours and must undergo approval before submission.
Fortunately, I can provide you with two alternatives to get around this. Neither are ideal, but they will suit your needs here. Also, this shouldn't require extensive development costs, (hopefully).
Your affiliate can simply have the customer initiate the form script from their own machine (aka their own IP address) or they can have the customer fill out the form automatically. This would require interaction from the client, but would eliminate the issue of multiple IP submits.
Your affiliate can create a system for automatically importing the contact details for their leads into one big CSV file. At the end of each day, that file could be submitted automatically to the merchant (you) and then simply imported into the system. Since the file would be preformatted, there would be no doctoring or adjustments required. This would require your affiliate to develop a method for autopopulating those fields, but I suspect that should be entirely doable.
Only downside there is that you must initate the contact upload (no way to automate the import submission) and specify the AR that you would like the imported contacts to be started on. This also assumes that each of the submitted leads are being subscribed to the same AR.
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need more explanation.