How do you handle shipping charges?

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I am trying to figure out how to manage the shipping costs on my online store. I found where it said the paypal widgets do not have the capability to add shipping yet. Is there another widget that does? If I add the shipping cost of shipping one item to each one sold, I end of way overcharging on shipping if they buy more than one item. I am at a loss of what to do here. Any suggestions?
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Emmy

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Hello Amy,

The Online Store widgets on Yola currently don't have a feature where you can include shipping charges or tax etc. We are hoping to add more functionality to the PayPal widgets in the future.

If you would like to add this feature to your site, you can customize the buttons on PayPal.com, copy the embed code and add it to your site using the HTML widget. You can find more information on this link: PayPal.

I hope this helps.

Emmy
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I'm confused like Amy and am finding that I cannot just add shipping costs and tax into the price of an item. If a customer orders 4 of the same thing than they will be overcharged in shipping.
Do you know when Yola will have more functionality in regards to shipping costs and taxes? Like a shipping widget?
I'm anxiously waiting! I love yola but I really need to figure out an easier way to integrate shipping and tax into my webstore! It's keeping me from being able to upload my site.
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Amy and Dana, it looks like longtime Yola user Ed has solved this problem. Take a look at this thread.
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Keara

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This thread refers you to a part of the Paypal site that might also have helpful information.
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DJH

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Thnx a bunch will check it out now!
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It seems that one can only list 'shipping included' prices, which is bad in two ways: a) at first sight the price of individual products seems very high and b) i can't discount shipping cost for multiple items. Going through the help pages and forum, I read from people having similar issues from 2 years back and the reply that Yola will accommodate this in the future, but so far, I don't see much progress.
I'd be happy if I could just widget Paypal on Yola, similar to Paypal widgets on blogspot.com: the price of the article and upon being transferred to the Paypal site added shipping cost.
Any advice?
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Hello Beretandboina

You can add your own customized PayPal buttons to include the cost of shipping.

For information on how to add shipping to your products, please view PayPal's Website Payments Standard Integration Guide PDF (5.8mb PDF). Once you've customized your settings on PayPal, you can copy the HTML embed code provided and add it to your site using the HTML Widget.

Please note: To use PayPal's buttons, you will need to create your own layout using Picture Widgets and Text Widgets as this cannot be incorporated into the current Ecommerce PayPal widgets.

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if it does not.
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What website builder are you using
build websites so I may be able to help