Multiple products and subscriptions in a single form!?

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    jemz81
    Asked on November 05, 2012 at 07:52 PM

    Okay as far as I know this isn't possible through the standard Jotform interface, however I have seen it mentioned a few times that it is possible via another method.

    What I would like to achieve is:

    - A single form with my main 3 products

    - Below this an option to also subscribe to a recurring payment

    - Finally an option to choose from a range of marketing add-ons

    All included in one tidy form.

    So far I've created my main Jotform, using the Paypal 'payment tool' I've inserted my 3 products.

    I then created a second form, again using the payment tool and inserted my subscription packages. Using 'embed form' I selected 'source code' and pasted this into 'Free text HTML' power tool on my main form.

    I repeated this process for my final marketing add on section, creating a third form and pasting the HTML source code into a power tool box.

    It all appears nicely on the form. However I can't get any of it to total correctly. When I select which products/subscriptions/marketing add-ons I would like to purchase and click to pay with paypal, it only provides a total sum of the first main product.

    I've had a good look at the source code but just can't get my head round it.

    Anyone know if this is actually at all possible and how to accomplish it?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    James

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    jonathan
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 09:25 PM

     

    Hi James,

    It is admirable what you have accomplished with the form. Creating a 'multiple-payment' form is supposedly for advance users only due to its complex procedures. But you had manage to use  JotForm's guide on -How-to-Create-a-Basic-Multiple-Payment-form and actually create the form.

    But on the downside of such form like this, -- since it is not by default a method meant out-of-the-box, you are now using a bit of a 'hacky' form just to have multiple payment methods available on a single form. 

    The main downside are :

    1) You cannot centralize the info/data like Names, Emails, Address..etc. You will have to make this fields exists on all the payment forms (thus requiring a user to repeat the inputs each time). Each payment form is a separate submissions.

    2.)Since each payment form are actually not connected(they are disconnected/separate forms with only an illusion that they appear on a single page like a one form). You cannot then consolidate each forms Total. You cannot total each payments within the submissions.

     

    In theory only, I have an idea for a workaround to have all the payment forms consolidate all of its submissions total on another platform or application.

    That is using the google speadsheet integration for each payment form. When I have each form's submissions in gdocs spreadsheet, I can create a separate spreadsheet and consolidate all the information into the new spreadsheet by using links and formulas.

    Hope this help. Please inform us if you have further inquiry.

    Thanks.

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    jemz81
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Thank you for your reply.

    It has taken some work and I feel like I'm so close to getting this to work.

    I have actually seen this implemented before on another site: http://www.webaroo.com.au/checkout.html, seeing this work perfectly was the reason we decided to go with Jotforms in the first place.

    But I can't actually see how they've done it which is a pain.

    I'm not fussed about a total on the Jotfrom display, even if I could get all the selected products to display on the Paypal page would be great.

    Any idea how they've done it?

    Thanks,

    James

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    jonathan
    Answered on November 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    James,

    The website you mentioned uses the form's source code and did some custom programming on their end. In fact, this is how that form use to look like prior to the custom programming done.

    As you can see, with the amount of skills and resource, JotForm is just that good. =) It was even on a free account, so the limitation only lies on the number of paid submissions .. well its free.

    You may be able to achieve same concept on your form(as evident already that anything is possible), but you will need the programming resource to do it.

    Hope this help.

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    jonathan
    Answered on November 06, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Btw, the sample site form you mentioned.. it is not a 'multiple-payment' form.. it is only a single Paypal form. 

    Thanks.