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Yet another PayPal question.

How do you assign a set value to your PayPal transaction.



2:22 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know there's probably an easy answer this but I can't find it...

Say I wanted to sell a product via paypal for $19.95, how would I configure my order-through-paypal button to $19.95?

I have hardly any expereince with paypal so any advice is appreciated..




2:40 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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use the "single-item purchase" button maker:

Login, click the "Sell" tab, click on "single-item purchases" in the right pane. It takes you here:

This thing will make you a button with your price in it already.

essentially, you're affecting a hidden field:
< input type="hidden" name="amount" value="19.95" >


2:57 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

That's exactly what I needed to know in a nutshell. Thanx Amoore.

Now if I may be permitted to expand my question a little.

If a visitor is not already registered with paypal and attempts to purchace through the button, I know they will have to fill out a rather large form but will they have to wait for an email verification before they can finish they're transaction?

If so it seems it would probably stop te transaction dead in its tracks...



3:13 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I haven't been in this situation, but I believe that it's worse than that. I think they now have to verify a credit card or bank account or something before they can become a paypal member (and thus make a purchase). That process seems to take days.


3:18 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Man I really hope that's not true. I wonder why they would need to do that now? I guess either for insurance or for easy dispersal of funds (shrug).... Maybe I should check out c2it or egold to see what they got under the hood...... Any suggestions?



5:13 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Purchases are limited to $100 until client's credit card has been confirmed - which can take anything between 2 days and 4 weeks.

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