Accepting Donations with Paypal Pro

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    studentbodytv
    Asked on August 05, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Hi, 

    I have the Paypal Pro payment tool on one of my forms. It has the empty text box where users can enter their donation amount.  I wanted to know if there is any way to have a dropdown menu with different donation amounts listed, and one that says "Other" where the user can still enter their own amount.  Is this possible?

     

    Also, I saw on another site that had a donation form, at the bottom of the form it says:

    "Security Statement:

    The information you submit on this page is sent over a secure connection between your computer and this server."

     

    I would like to have some sort of statement about how our form is secure, especially since it involves entering credit card or paypal information.  I am sure it is with JotForm, but I'd like to know if you have a standard statement regarding your form's security features that I could display on my site.

     

    Thank you!

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on August 05, 2012 at 01:59 PM

    I believe this form example might sort out what you are looking for. On this form , I have set the donation field with a suggested amount ($15.00 ) but  it can be multiplied by 1,2 3, etc.

    The other fields have a fix amount, you can change the word "ticket" by the word "donation"

    Regarding to the security statement, as you know the transaction is performed through an API call between the user and Paypal servers, so our servers are not involved at all. You can use a Free Text (HTML) field which you can find under Power Tools and then set an statement like:

    "The information you submit on this page is sent over a secure connection between your computer and Paypal server."

    Do not hesitate to ask more questions if you will

    Jeanette

     

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on August 05, 2012 at 02:02 PM

    note:

    Fill free to clone that form using this guide

     

    Cheers!

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    mogadmin
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 02:20 PM

    Hey, like what you did... but instead of the drop down and/or assigned price amounts, can I let them fill in their own in more than one place, and have it total it at the bottom, then submit the total donation amount as a payment to PayPal?  

    We have a PayPal standard business account, approved for non profit / donations... will your form sample work with what you've done as an example?... 

    We want to allow the visitor to designate certain dollar amts. to funds of their choice... so $10 to General Fund and maybe $20 to UltraSound Fund... then the total of $30 going to PayPal...  is there a way to do this with JotForm?

     

    Thanks!  Christine

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 02:39 PM

    Cristine,

    Sadly, what you want to accomplish isn't quite possible with our Paypal payment module. Allowing users to pay a custom amount for a product isn't doable, at least in JotForm's current version.

    The only workaround I can think of is to have separate forms for each donation recipient. Of course since these are separate forms, the donor will need to go through multiple Paypal transactions. If you still want to give it a go, just let us know and we'll lend you further assistance.

    Regards

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    mogadmin
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 02:43 PM

    Actually, in looking at your sample form... what if I mimic'd that last
    example...
    But something like:
    Suggested donation is $10 per "category"... x qty.... and it totals it at
    the bottom... So, I could have the same thing for 6 different funds, or
    whatever.
    I just couldn't figure out how to edit that sample payment form... as the
    last item has a "message" associated with it... which is nice.
    Then, once they have selected funds... they would submit... and the total
    would go over to PP, right?
    Do you have a good tutorial on the options? I didn't know, for instance,
    that I could have a "total" assigned to it...
    Christine

     

    Of course, I guess I could add some html above the payment area... explaining the process...

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 03:07 PM

    @mogadmin

    Yes, the total would go over PP.

    If you want to edit my form example, feel free to clone it. You can add 1 "product"  for each of the 6 funds along with a  quantity option to each of it and the custom dropdown so you might assign the name of the Fund or whatever.

    I have edited a similar form  that I believe it shows the desired effect

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    mogadmin
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 03:24 PM

    thanks... can't get to that "similar form"...  link doesn't work..  ?

     

     

     

    Invalid Form URL
    This form is not available for this domain.
    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/23095619303957
    weird... once I pasted it here, I can get to it...
    I like that form, but it's not totaling anything...   
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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 03:29 PM

    Please try to access it from the link below

    http://www.jotform.com/form/23095619303957

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    mogadmin
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 03:43 PM

    NOPE...  weird... if I paste the error message into my reply, then click on it, I can see it... 

     

     

     

    Invalid Form URL
    This form is not available for this domain.
    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/23095619303957

     

     

    Does it not do the SUM because I have to do something to the clone version to make it work??

    SORRY, figured it out... did the payment wizard... DUH... thanks for these examples...

     

    It wouldn't sum until I enabled the payment wizard... is that how it's supposed to work?

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 03:48 PM

    Actually I can see the Total on my form example, you have to tick each box to see the total, you can change the quantity as well.

    Clone it and let me know if you still need assistance

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    gatherwell
    Answered on June 19, 2013 at 02:05 PM

    Hi - Wondering if it is still the case that custom amounts are only available to non-profits? In the integration form it is labeled donations/custom amounts and I was able to uncheck non-profit, but I'm not clear if I'm going to be able to receive the custom amount funds without non-profit status. Do any of the payment integration options allow the buyer to choose the amount (for a for-profit)?

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    Mike_T
    Answered on June 19, 2013 at 03:16 PM

    @Gatherwell,

    You did it right, when the "This is a donation. We are a non-profit organization." option is unchecked, custom amount is considered as simple product with custom price. It is also possible to use the same custom amount option with other payment tools on the forms.

    Thank you.

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    gatherwell
    Answered on June 20, 2013 at 03:31 AM

    @Mike_T Thanks so much! Great to know.

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    sidharth_kch
    Answered on June 20, 2013 at 03:36 AM

    @gatherwell

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.

    Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

    Thanks,

    Sidharth