How to make PayPal payment widget open as a donation on PayPal website?

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    Asked on July 14, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    I manage a non profit. If I go into PayPal I can create a donation button and PayPal recognizes it as a Donation rather than a goods or service item. On your Templates, I see that some of them are donations and some use products on donation. How do I ensure that when it goes to PayPal into my non profit account, it is seen as a donation button so I get my reduced fees?

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    Answered on July 14, 2018 at 02:15 PM

    Select Collect Donations in the PayPal widget settings and this should enable PayPal to open with a donation button on your account.

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    David Pfahl
    Answered on July 14, 2018 at 02:44 PM

    so how would I accept donations using that feature but use predetermined amoynts? $25, $75, $100 and then on the last optionallow them to enter an amoynt

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    Answered on July 14, 2018 at 04:11 PM

    You can define predetermined values of donations in a "Single Choice Question", by adding the predefined amounts to the field and one last option in which the user can type the value of the donation. Then use the "Form Calculation" Widget to pass the value of the Single Choice field to the Paypal Widget. The images below describe this procedure and show the resulting form:



    You can clone this form in the link below:

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    Answered on July 14, 2018 at 08:40 PM

    Thank you so much. This is great info.