How to Set up your Mal's and Paypal accounts - *required for using AlohaShop*

AlohaShop works with the Mals-E shopping cart system. Sign up for your free Mals-E cart at Once the cart is activated and configured, you will need to make a few changes to the system for AlohaShop to work properly.


Mal's Setup

Access your Mals-E cart at Append the cart variables as described below:

  • Log in to your Mals-E account.
  • Select "Cart Set-Up".
  • Select "Button Styles and Behavior".
  • Make sure the box marked "Append cart content vars" is selected.
  • Save your configuration.

To use inventory control, order tracking, wish lists or gift certificates, set up the remote call page as described below:

  • Log in to your Mals-E account.
  • Select "Cart Set-Up".
  • Select "Remote Calls".
  • Add the page: yoursite/go/finish.php, where you replace "yoursite" with your actual site name. ie.) If your site is, use
  • Do NOT add http:// to the beginning of the URL.
  • Do NOT select "Debug mode".
  • Save.

IMPORTANT: If you use PayPal, you must follow the PayPal setup instructions below to make sure a customer is taken back to the cart after an order.

PayPal Setup

If you want to use PayPal with your Mals site and handle inventory control, use the following instructions.

1. Create a Thank You Page

  • In the Pages are of your AlohaShop admin, create a web site page called "thankyou.php", using the add page feature.
  • On this page, type out your desired "thank you for your order" text. Here's a sample:
    Thank you for your payment. Your transaction has been completed, and a receipt for your purchase has been emailed to you. You may log into your account at to view details of this transaction.
  • Save.

2. Update Your PayPal Account

  • In your paypal account go to your Profile (click Edit Profile link next to your email address).
  • In the right column select Payment Receiving Preferences.
  • Set Auto Return to On.
  • In the Return URL box, enter this: where you replace "" with your actual website.
  • You can leave everything else alone and just save.

Test the setup by placing a few test orders, using gift certificates, wish lists, or inventory control. Also check to make sure your order came through for order tracking.

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