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Deposit (as a percentage) and due...

  1. discernir
    Member

    Hi,
    I've read a couple posts related to this, but I still need some help.
    The situation is we have different fees for transporting people from the airport to different destinations (with different fees).

    We would like to quote the full price for different destinations (I imagine in a products form) but charge a 25% deposit for booking the service, with the rest of the amount paid in cash to the driver.

    Ideally the client would have:
    1) Total amount service will cost
    2) Amount due to the driver (as information)
    3) The 25% deposit we are charging as a deposit (payable through PayPal)

    Suggestion on how to set something like this up?
    Thanks,
    Badi

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 5, 2013 | Permalink
  2. I created a product field of the drop down type with all the destinations. I made the price there 25% of the total fare. Then I added a number field and gave it a title of "Total Fare" and used a calculation to say "drop down destination times 4", which will show the full cost of the trip.

    Then I added another number field and made it a calculation to say "drop down destination times 3" and called that "Amount you will pay driver".

    Then, I added a total field and made it equal to the product (destination) choice from the drop down. It is equal to the deposit amount due today. Link that to PayPal and you should be in good shape.

    Example: http://gravity.chrishajer.com/calculate-your-taxi-fare/

    Any problems with that approach?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 5, 2013 | Permalink
  3. discernir
    Member

    That seems workable. I will try it out and if anything else comes up will let you know. Thanks :)

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 5, 2013 | Permalink
  4. Let us know how it goes.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday February 7, 2013 | Permalink
  5. discernir
    Member

    It's working great!
    Question, how do I include the "$" sign in the number field?
    Thanks,
    Badí

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday February 11, 2013 | Permalink
  6. You can use this snippet from Gravity Forms developer David Smith:

    http://gravitywiz.com/2012/05/24/format-field-as-currency/

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 12, 2013 | Permalink