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    How to limit product stocks on paypal payment gateway?

    Asked by johndicker on November 07, 2013 at 01:22 PM

    I've created some buttons with Paypal to sell tickets to an event.  I have set the quanity which buyers are allowed to purchase but I cannot find out how to limit the quantity available.



    Each buyer can buy "1" ticket but there are only 84 tickets available.  How do I update this so my event cannot be oversold?

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    Answered by khrisell on November 07, 2013 at 02:04 PM


    Upon checking on paypal payment gateway options, I am afraid there is no way to limit the product like (stocks left).

    However, the workaround to make a limit on the purchase is to allow "one ticket per form submission" only and add a submission limit on your form. 

    And your user won't be able to choose a quantity. They have to purchase one ticket per form submission.

    If this can work for you please let us know and we'll be glad to walk you through the process on how to achieve this.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by johndicker on November 07, 2013 at 02:51 PM

    Unforutnately this doesn't solve my problem.  I see how this would theoretically work for a small event.

    The problem I anticipate is overselling and event without a quantity limit.

    In my previous example I need to make 84 tickets available because I expect 300 people attempting to purchase.  I need the ability to have an event "Sold Out."

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    Answered by khrisell on November 07, 2013 at 03:02 PM


    Unfortunately, this is not currently available, however, I will be opening a ticket to request it, and if an increasing number of people request the same thing, our developers might consider to add it in the next round of integrations.

    We will keep you posted on this thread if there is any update.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by bernsteinstudio on November 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    I would second the request for the developers to add this feature.

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    Answered by Cesar on November 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM


    Thank you for your input, I do see that the request has already been assigned to one of our Development Team members. If you do need further asssistance do create a new thread for further support. Thank you.

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    Answered by workshopmtsapola on February 08, 2014 at 01:26 AM

    Would I be able to receive a notification as to whn the feature will be out??

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    Answered by pinoytech on February 08, 2014 at 10:11 AM


    Unfortunately, we can provide you an ETA to when this feature be implemented. Don't worry, as soon as this feature implemented, we'll notify you.