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    How to add 3% on the donation field?

    Asked by Abraham George  on June 02, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Is there a way to add a 3% transaction fee to total amount before it is submitted to PayPal? I was trying to figure it out on your Payplal donation page.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on June 02, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    You can try using a Form Calculation widget as the final price with additional 3% on the transaction, you can then pass the value from the Form Calculation to your payment total field, here's the guide on that: http://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-pass-a-calculation-to-a-payment-field.

    Here's an example:

    1. Here's what I added in my form:

    -a text box named "Donate", this is where we will fetch the donation of the user.

    -a form calculation widget, we will get the donation value + 3%

    -I set up the payment method to fetch the value on the form calculation widget. You can follow the guide above.

    2. This is how I calculated the donation + 3% in the form calculation widget.

    3. In the payment wizard, I'll select the "Calculation" field to where to get the final amount.


    I hope that helps. Do let us know if you need more information on this.

    Thank you.