How do I allow customers to enter varying payment amounts using PayPal?

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How can I allow customers on my site to enter different payment amounts using paypal?

I will be selling a service via my website and as a result the charges for the service will result in varying amounts, therefore the standard paypal widgets available via Yola won't work as they only allow you to enter a fixed purchase price for each button.

Is there any way I can give customers the ability to enter their own payment amount on my website?

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Jonny, I am not aware of any shopping cart that allows a customer to nominate their payment amount. Generally site owners create a number of options with different prices and then allow the customer to select the option. On check-out the price is confirmed and the transaction proceeds.
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Hi Jonny,

I am not too sure of an option that will suit your request, either. You are welcome to share this question on a PayPal forum to hear from their support team. They will be able to give you the most clear response in this regard.
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I would consider using a Paypal button with a drop down and make the drop down list items incremental dollar amounts giving your visitor the ability to choose their own service.

If you are selling services then simply list what the service is and then place the dollar amount in the corresponding box to the right. That way, your visitor can select from your services and the button will only charge them the set price that you placed on that service.

The following thread will assist you. Step 6 is where you would need to add your services and prices...

Include a drop-down menu for product sizes/colors/etc for a Paypal button on your website... A Honey Bear Playhomes tip...

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