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    How to add PayPal fees to the total?

    Asked by DSTNOVAC on October 16, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    how do I input the PayPal charge to my items so the PayPal percentage is applied to each item, but the .30 fee only once for the total order?  For example if I buy one item at $10 my total should be $10+2.9%+.30 but if I buy two items it should be $20x2.9%+.30. 

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    Answered by Ben on October 16, 2015 at 01:27 PM

    Unfortunately that will not be possible while using the PayPal payment tool in the way you are currently using.

    The only way to achieve this would be to make all of the calculations on your form and then pass the value over to the PayPal field - where you would be able to make all the changes that you need to the total before they are passed over.

    You can see more about this here: How to pass a calculation to a payment field

    Do let us know how it goes and if you have any questions in regards to the same.

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    Answered by DSTNOVAC on October 19, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Thanx I tried this but...the individual items didn't show up. I can get the calculation to work, but it doesn't push to PayPal...or I can get the field to push to PayPal, but it doesn't show the options to allow the shopper to select what they want.  

    I'm trying to sell tickets to a brunch.  Single ticket to 7 tickets are $65, a table of 8 is $520 and VIP table is $620.  I have to calculate PayPal fees at (item X 1.03) and then add .30 to the transaction.  For example, 2 tickets should be (65.00 X 2) X (1.03) + .30 or $134.20.  Users need to be able to select the options and see the total which needs to be passed to PayPal.  HELP!!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on October 20, 2015 at 04:14 AM

    ...the individual items didn't show up. I can get the calculation to work, but it doesn't push to PayPal

    Unfortunately, since the individual items were not actually part of the Payment tool (paypal) -- they were other fields, then each item details will not be included in the actual payment process.

    The only detail you will see in Paypal was the total amount/payment item only.

    If you want the items details to be  in the Paypal payment, then use the Payment Tool instead.

    user guide: -Setting-Up-Your-First-Order-Form

    Hope this is clear. Let us know if you need further assistance.