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Need some advice setting up a donation form with authorize.net and Paypal

  1. Okay so here is the form in question...

    http://www.lowercolumbiacap.org/give-help/donate/

    The form is a donation form that uses authorize.net and Paypal standard. There is an option to make a one time donation or a recurring donation (subscription). I have the authorize.net part of it working perfectly so I don't need any help there, the help I need mostly revolves around integrating PayPal standard.

    So, I go to Forms > PayPal < Add New. Once I do that I add one feed for subscriptions, and another feed for donations. I map the donation feed by saying 'If Frequency is make a one time donation' send to PayPal. I map the subscription field by saying 'if frequency is make a recurring donation' send to PayPal.

    The problem is that I also need to be able to add a condition for each of those saying if the payment method field is equal to PayPal then send to PayPal. Of course you can only add one condition per feed so I don't know how to do this.

    The other issue is that with the subscription feed since there is no option for a subscription donation won't PayPal ding me for their fees since the subscription feed doesn't have an option of being both a subscription and a donation?

    Any help is appreciated. I have no problem setting up the form with a single payment system like authorize.net but it got a lot more complicated once I wanted to add an option for PayPal standards. The logic just isn't making sense to me.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday February 18, 2013 | Permalink
  2. On this page https://www.lowercolumbiacap.org/give-help/donate/ I see credit card information being collected no matter what. That is not how the PayPal standard add-on works. You don't need to collect credit card information up front: PayPal does that. Are you collecting credit card information and sending the visitor to PayPal?

    When is authorize.net used, and when do you want to use PayPal standard?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Permalink