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Form Limits and PaymentsAsked by bbcflagfootball on March 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Here's my question:
Let's say I create a form and the submission amount is near it's max - it allows for one more submission before it is automatically disabled. But two people open it up at the same time, click submit, and get sent over to PayPal. At that point wouldn't both people be able to pay, since the submission isn't counted until payment is verified by JotForm and PayPal is a separate entity?
If this is true it could be problematic. Could you clarify if it could happen, and if so how to avoid it?
hhmmm... we do not have a report on the situation like this but that's a good question there. I think you should be able to receive the payment from both the submitter, but whoever made the last payment wouldn't be able to see your thank you page settings, as it will return an error.
We will email users when 90% of the submissions limit is consumed, so I think my suggestion would be to upgrade your account so to avoid the possible issue that may occur. Your thoughts on this suggestion?
I think you might have misunderstood me. I'm not referring to my account's submission limit. I'm referring to an individual form's submission limit.
For instance, if a form has a submission limit of 4 and 3 have been submitted, I am concerned that one person could access the form while another person is in the middle of filling it out, creating issues with the limitation that is set. Technically, couldn't 2 people then be transferred to PayPal and pay if the first person is slower at filling the payment details out? How can it block the second person from paying if PayPal is separate from JotForm and both people have already been sent there after filling out the form?
Technically, couldn't 2 people then be transferred to PayPal and pay if the first person is slower at filling the payment details out?
You are right, this can be a problem. However, I do not think that we have any easy solution in this case, since this is how the PayPal pending submissions and form Submission Limit work.
As a workaround you might consider using Authorization & Capture option to manually charge your buyers: