Newbie question about adding option pertaining to payments via PayPal

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    Asked on May 18, 2014 at 02:06 PM

    Hi... I'm excited to have stumbled upon your site/service.  This may just be exactly what I have been looking for, but I have a quick question.  I am seminar developer, and my chief products are live wellness seminars that I lead from time-to-time.

    I have a basic PayPal account for my seminar business, and your service already has provided me with a feature I've been looking for -- the ability to offer potential clients a discount coupon, and have parameters set like expiration, etc.

    My question, however, has to do with whether there's a way to establish different registration fees depending on when a person decides to sign-up for a seminar.  For example, I usually offer an "early bird" registration window where, say, for a 2-week period of time, the fee is discounted.  Or, more usually, if someone waits too late to register, I attach a late fee.  How can I set this up via JotForm?

    Thanks so much for your help!



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    Answered on May 18, 2014 at 05:36 PM

    What you can do is to show a discount code based on the date of registration:

    1) Add a Date Time field, turn off the "Allow Time" option, and click on the gear icon to hide the field:

    2) Click on Setup&Embed, Conditions, and select Show Hide a form field:

    3) Set the condition:

    So, in this way the person can enter the code to have the fee discounted, see my example form here. Hope this helps you, let us know if you have more questions.

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    Answered on May 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

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    Answered on May 19, 2014 at 04:06 PM

    (Yes, I did try to reply yesterday, so let's try it again.)

    Thanks for your timely reply!  I followed everything up to the last part where it looks like you’re able to Show the Add Coupon field as your condition.  On my end, I’m not seeing that as a viable option; I set an option for adding a coupon code when I chose PayPal under Payment Tools – hence, the small box where a registrant could add a coupon isn’t showing up in the list of available fields for me to select that under the condition.  I hope this makes sense.


    This has actually led me to wonder about something else – probably not doable – is it possible to do something similar as far as the main product (e.g., in my case, a seminar) pricing goes?  That is, could I set a condition whereby for a set period of time, there is a discounted price for the workshop that is automatic – no coupon or discount code needed – and then after that date, a different (higher) price is automatically set?  What I’ve done for the moment as a workaround is to set a discounted price for everyone and put as my label “Seminar – Early Bird Registration (5/19 – 6/2)…followed by the price”.  Absent a way to do this automatically, on 6/3, I will re-edit the payment section and put in regular pricing. 


    Anyway, thanks again for your patience.  I *would* like to know how I can fix my issue with the coupon as I now have it.



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    Answered on May 19, 2014 at 05:39 PM

    There is no way to change the product price automatically. However, it is possible to create a special coupon for early bid registrations and set an expiration date for that coupon.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.