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What level of Paypal does my client need?

  1. elianab
    Member

    My client is signing up for Paypal. She said that there are 3 levels. What level does she need in order to use the Paypal addon with Gravity Forms? Is the lowest (free) level OK?

    My form includes purchasing tickets for adults and kids at different prices, plus a donation. It then adds this up. For example, I could buy 2 adult tickets, 3 childrens tickets and make a donation for $100. When I click submit and go to Paypal, what will I see? Will it be one price or will I see adult tickets, childrens tickets and donation? Will I be able to change the quantity of just the adult tickets? Here is a link to my form so you can see what I have. You must click Dinner in order for the tickets to show up.
    http://www.judaismyourway.org/wp-folder/post-2/

    One more question. Can the Gravity Forms fields populate the Paypal form? For example, if someone enters their name in the Gravity Form, can that be entered in the Paypal form?

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday February 24, 2011 | Permalink
  2. The PayPal Add-On uses PayPal Standard. So the lowest level should be fine. It doesn't work with PayPal Pro.

    Just make sure you set it up as a Business account, not a Personal account which gives you IPN history access, which is important for looking into issues with the IPN communication if you encounter any.

    Please note that PayPal doesn't support doing standard payments and donation payments in one transaction. So you can't mix Products and Donations on the same form if you are integrating with PayPal. It's either one or the other when you configure the PayPal transaction using the Add-On.

    When using Products when you submit the form you will then be directed to PayPal where it will be populated with the Products you have selected as line items with the appropriate quantity and prices and then the total calculated from everything that was included.

    The PayPal Add-On can be used to pre-populate available PayPal fields such as name, address, etc. But these are optional so it's up to you if you configure it do so.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday February 24, 2011 | Permalink
  3. elianab
    Member

    As far as the donations, can it treat it like the donation just another product? I have used a donation field in the form so that users can enter any amount they want. Besides that, Paypal does not need to know that it's a donation.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday February 24, 2011 | Permalink
  4. The Donation field is only passed to PayPal if the transaction is a Donation transaction.

    So you would want to use all Product fields instead.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday February 24, 2011 | Permalink
  5. elianab
    Member

    Does Paypal process products and donations differently?

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 2, 2011 | Permalink
  6. They provide a different shopping cart display for Products and Donations. I don't know if the transactions themselves are different other than the Donation is reflected as a Donation in the UI. Reporting wise I don't know how they are different.

    Here is some information I found:

    http://www.ehow.com/about_6233232_difference-between-donate-buy-paypal.html

    Doesn't appear as if there is any real difference other than how they are displayed.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 2, 2011 | Permalink
  7. What would it take to use PayPal Pro? We'd prefer to leave our customers on our own site rather than sending them away to PayPal.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday March 27, 2011 | Permalink
  8. The current add-on doesn't support PayPal Pro so you'd have to write your own customization to do so. We do plan on creating a PayPal Pro Add-On in the future (along with other payment add-ons), however that will require adding additional fields to Gravity Forms to handle credit card input, so it is more than just creating the Add-On itself.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday March 27, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Lots of interest in this as well. You've got a great plugin and this would take it to the next level.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday April 1, 2011 | Permalink
  10. paypal pro integration would be really good. I know of a few clients that would buy the dev license if that were to happen.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday April 12, 2011 | Permalink
  11. macky
    Member

    Using the paypal plugin, can the buyer make the purchase using a credit card without opening a paypal account?

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 13, 2011 | Permalink
  12. macky
    Member

    Apologies about being off topic.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 13, 2011 | Permalink
  13. @macky Yes, when they checkout with PayPal they can choose to use a PayPal account or checkout as a guest using their credit card. That is a feature of PayPal itself.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 13, 2011 | Permalink