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    Can I handle our products stock directly on the PayPal payment tool?

    Asked by lengtche on March 02, 2015 at 06:30 PM

     I'm toying around with the various options for our online shopping cart, but ran into a big of a snag. I know the Inventory widget can automatically update quantity levels as items are bought. Can the PayPal payment tools do the same? I set up a few items using this form control but couldn't figure it out.

    Seems strange to me that a widget could handle such feature (which I consider a necessity when selling inventory) but the official controls cannot.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by raul on March 02, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly.

    Do you want to know if the PayPal payment tool can work the same way as the inventory widget? If this is correct, then the answer is no because the payment tool is basically for you to be able to send the items that people have purchased to the payment gateway.

    But, you can use the inventory widget to have control over your inventory and then use a calculation tool to pass along the total amount of each purchase to your payment gateway as mentioned here: http://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-pass-a-calculation-to-a-payment-field

    I hope this makes sense to you.

    Let us know if you need more assistance with this.

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    Answered by lengtche on March 03, 2015 at 07:42 AM

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    We're not keeping track of stock levels in PayPal, but rather the PayPal widget itself. Each product can have a predefined quantity (the predefined field where you create a list of all quantities available, such as 1 2 3 4). This is all the stock we have for a given product and do not want to sell it beyond what we have.

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    Answered by raul on March 03, 2015 at 09:54 AM

    Sorry for the confusion, but in my previous reply I was referring to the PayPal payment tool or widget. From what I understand you have a limited amount of products to sell and this is why I was suggesting you to use our inventory widget to handle your stock and pass the total of the purchase to PayPal.

    I've created this demo form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50613780171955 so you can see what I'm referring to. Feel free to clone this form to your account if you want to.

    If you have any questions, please let us know.
    Thank you.