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How to implement the purchase of gift certificates with your Paypal feature.

Thread began 11/18/2013 1:00 pm by Eleanor | Last modified 11/19/2013 10:36 am by Jason Byrnes | 444 views | 3 replies |

Eleanor

How to implement the purchase of gift certificates with your Paypal feature.

My client wants to offer the purchase of gift certificates and wants the purchaser to be allowed to enter the amount of the certificate. Two questions: 1) in the wizard, do I set the price as 0.00 - and then the buyer can enter the amount on the Paypal page? 2) will the buyer enter the Ship To information on the Paypal page (and then it's passed back to my client for shipping/mailing?)

Thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

are you using Free Tools for this, or eCart?

if using Free Tools, use the Paypal add to cart button, and enter a price, then edit the code that gets added to the page, and change the rice element from a hidden fieldA:
type="hidden"

to a text field:
type="text"

this will allow the user to enter the price.

when they goto the paypal site, they will be able to add a shipping address during checkout.

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Eleanor

Thanks, Jason. I am using the Free Tools. I'm not using Add to Cart, just the Buy button. Can I change the "amount" field in the code and get the same result as you described above? I tested putting 0.00 in the amount field and what happened is that I was allowed to change the amount when I got to the Paypal page. Should I just go with that?

Also, Paypal advised me that I should enter the shipping address on the client's website rather than on Paypal - this is above my head! Am I now going to have to set up a database and online form for the shipping address?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Using the Buy button,, you should be able to change the hidden element type as described above to a text field.

also, using the by buttons, you will not create your own checkout form, you will use Paypals checkout form and have the user enter shipping details in the paypal account.

if you wanted to have your own checkout form, you would use eCart.

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