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    Can I build in a field to calculate a value?

    Asked by sweetgirlsweets on November 07, 2010 at 09:18 AM

    I am building an order form for our website, and want to build in a field that can calculate the shipping cost based on the amount of the order.  Is that available on JotForm?

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    Answered by jsubiros on November 07, 2010 at 04:13 PM

    I'm looking that too.

    I need to calculate the value depending on some variables.



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    Answered by aytekin on November 08, 2010 at 09:43 AM

    What kind of calculation will you be doing? Can you provide more details on the questions and calculations you will make?


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    Answered by altontoth on November 08, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    I'm also kinda interested. I'm looking for a spot where people can enter quantities for several things and it'll tally up their order. Sort of a single page order form idea. That's me at least. Right now people submit what they're after, and I reply to them on the prices, which is fine, but could use a little more automation.

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    Answered by sweetgirlsweets on November 09, 2010 at 05:59 AM

    As it is set up now, the payment tool calculates the order total, but we need to add in a variable shipping cost to that total based on the quantity of items selected.  Our shipping is based on a weight range, and our products are uniform weights (1/2 lb, 1/4 lb, 1 lb, etc.).  

    For example, and order that totals 4 lbs would fall into the shipping charges for 3-5 lbs and that charge, say $20, would be added to the total.

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    Answered by aytekin on November 09, 2010 at 07:12 AM

    If you will only find total for the products and quantities, the "Purchase Order" option will do what you want. It is under "Payment Tools". You can add multiple products, enable "Quantity" options for then and then enable "Show Total" feature.

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    Answered by sweetgirlsweets on November 09, 2010 at 01:25 PM

    I am currently using the Purchase Order option, but it can only calculate the total based on selected quantities.  What I need is to be able to perform a calculation (or run a formula/macro like in a spreadsheet) to add in a variable cost based on the quantities selected and then add that value into the order total.

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    Answered by egil500 on November 17, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    new option form

    I really need something similar.

    When a client selct to purchase a product he should be supplied a alternative to add different options with prices to each product to be calulated into the total. 

    So to sell multipple products to one client it would be a big progress if it could be possible to add prices in the Add New option form.

    For instance... I try to put up a simple soultion to resell package tours, with the prices included in the Add new option form I could add a extra charge for the options the clients make when they purchase  a ticket..I could add a extra charge for luggage, or different prices for the lodging the client select.. I think this simple addon would be perfect for event managers and others  selling multipple tickets to one client who may pruchase several tickets for family or friends...

       And the seller should have the opportunity to chose to use either the radio button or the checkbox to avoid the customer make choices that might exclude each other other.

    Like the choice:

    Purchase 1 Ticket usd 9000

    Purchase 2 Tickets usd 18000

    With a checkbox the customer might tick  both options...




    I think there have to be lots of event managers out there who would love this possiblity, and it is such a small add on to your



    This is only possible when selling single tickets, but most  clients want to buy multipple tickets..   when you want to sell multiple tickets pricecs in the add new option form would be perfect....

    I think the same apply for whatever package you want to sell

    A car can be sold for a Standard Price, with the option to include engine a,b or c to different prices.

    An event manager my need to selle tickets


    Flight tickets can be sold stand alone or in groups, each ticket should include the option



    or maybe you have a solution for this


    I would like to:
    Sell Products
    Users can choose only one product
    Users can select multiple products
    Show total on the form
    Sell Subscriptions
    Users can choose only one subscription
    Users can select multiple subscriptions
    Show total on the form

    Collect Donations

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    Answered by aytekin on November 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Yes, you should be able to do this if you select "Users can select multiple products". I am not sure what I am missing. Don't you already have the ability let users choose multiple options for the event using "Users can select multiple products"?

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    Answered by egil500 on November 18, 2010 at 09:53 PM

    I have made two examples to explain what I mean...

    1 With the single choice



    and the nr two with multiple choice


    I hope you will understand what I mesn

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    Answered by aytekin on November 19, 2010 at 04:45 AM

    Ok, I now see what you mean.

    You would like to be able to change the price of total using "Options".

    I'm not sure how we can implement this but I added this to our feature requests list.

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    Answered by egil500 on November 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Thank's I really appreciate your promt answer and great support! I belive you will find a soultion... guess you can figure out different methods to do the same...It don't matter so much how you do it is as long as it is a opprtunity you supply.

    togheter with the rest of the very good solutions you have... good layout, conditions, autorespond, unique id, password etc... I think the ability to change the price of total as described above would make the purcahse tool really flexible and make Jotform really good for commercial use.. 

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    Answered by aytekin on November 19, 2010 at 03:42 PM

    Thanks for your nice words. We work very hard to make JotForm work well for commercial use.