How can I accept secure credit card payments?

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    Asked on July 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM


    I am creating an online order form for our Deli business and I would like to know the best method of calculating items selected and how to accept credit card payments for those selected items, while including sales tax. We offer free delivery so Jotforms is perfect for an online menu, if I only knew how to utilize it better in order to let our customers have a total calculated for them.  

    It would be greatly appreciated if you can give me some insite on how this may be accomplished without losing the integrity of our business. 

    Thank you for your time!

    The Garden Deli :D

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    Answered on July 14, 2011 at 01:33 AM

    Hi Garden Deli,

    Thank you for choosing JotForm.

    Creating Payment Forms with JotForm is quick and easy. First, determine the payment type you need. For your business, your handling Multiple Products where your users can select one or many products to make payment. It is shown as checkbox options on the form page. The user will see a total and pay for it. See an example.               


    All you have to do is follow these steps: 

    To create a new payment form, open the “Payment Tools” toolbox on the left side and drag “PayPal” icon into your form. You will see two options on the Payment Tools. “PayPal” option allows you to create PayPal forms for PayPal Standard. If you have a  “PayPal Payment Pro”, you can use the second option to get users to enter credit card details right on your page.  

    Payment Wizard: Account Information 

    When you add the PayPal field to your form Payment Wizard will launch automatically. You will be asked to enter your PayPal account information. 
    Payment Account:  Enter your PayPal account email address 
    Need Payer Address:  If you will be shipping a product to the user or need address for some other purpose, select Yes.  
    Currency:  Select the currency in which your products will be priced in. 


    Payment Wizard: Payment Options  

    To understand what types of payment forms you can create with JotForm, see  Payment Form Types  page. 

    A  product  can be anything that requires  one time payment . Example products might be shipped goods, digital goods, event registrations. 

    A  subscription  on the other hand will get users to pay you a  recurring payments . Once signed-up user’s PayPal account will send you payment periodically. You can get these payments weekly, monthly or yearly.  

    A  donation  is also a  one time payment  just like a product, but users can  set their own price .  


    Payment Wizard: Products  

    Enter your product prices and options. Each product must have a name and price. You can also have an image for your product.  

    Click on “Add New Options to add additional choices for users to select. For example, if you are selling a t-shirt, you can ask users to select quantity, t-shirt size and color.  


    Payment Wizard: Thank you 

    Once you complete all steps on the payment wizard, you will see a final confirmation page. 


    Form Builder Options: 

    Here is how our finalized looks like: 


    You can edit label of your question by clicking on “My Products” or click on the toolbar buttons to configure your question. You can also click on the wizard icon on your question to re-launch your wizard and update your product details.  

    It takes only couple of minutes to create a PayPal Form with JotForm. It is also highly flexible. You can create multiple product forms with many options to choose. If you have any questions about Paypal forms please feel free to contact JotForm support and we would be happy to help you.


    Albert JotFrom Support