need to add p&p to paypal store

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Hi
is there anyway that I can add a flat rate p&p to my paypal store?
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Hi Kenny,

You would need to add the cost of shipping to the price in the description field or include it in the total cost of your product. We are hoping to add more functionality (like this one) to the PayPal widgets in the near future.

An alternative is to create your buttons and customize the shipping rates on PayPal.com. For information on how to add shipping to your products, please view PayPal's Website Payments Standard Integration Guide (https://cms.paypal.com/cms_content/US...) (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.
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Thanks for the promt answer Marije, unfortunately I'm not sure that either solution works for me because I'm selling lots of products in varying quanties (fruit and veg) and the P&P is actually a flat rate delivery charge. I will take a look at the pdf that you left a link for, but again it may not help because I'm in the UK and paypal.com and paypal.co.uk differ in the way that they do some things.... some features that are available to .com users are (unbelievably) not available to your poor cousins in the UK

Any other suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Kenny
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Hi Kenny - I'm sure it's not the best solution at the moment but it's the only one we can give right now :) It may be worth taking a look at what they offer or also considering other payment services such as Google Checkout or AlertPay. Perhaps someone from the community will be able to jump in with suggestions.
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I hope they do because paypal dont offer us brits shipping preferences! They obviously think our country is so small that we don't need them!
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Sorry about my mini rant above! After a quick look at google check out it seems to do everything that I will require in terms of setting a flat rate for my delivery service, I'm guessing the downside is that I will have to re-build my shop (sigh) so thanks for that Marije, maybe Google Check out is something that Yola could consider adding as a widget at some point....I'm sure your UK users who have the same problem as me would really appreciate it

Thanks
Kenny
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Hi Kenny, I followed your thread cos I am about to start with my online store and Ed has given some fantastic advice and pointers but until I get cracking with it and see how it works and comes together I'm a tad sceptical because i'm dealing in qty's and multiples of some items also so i'm all over the shop (no pun intended), i'm dreading the task.

I thought that Paypal was a universal source so that sux if it does't work for you :( I had to get a "premier merchant' account so that I can do what I want to do, does this make a difference to you??

If Ed were here, he'd have the anser for sure, he has been amazing with his wealth of knowledge.
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*** note to self ***

GO BUY NEW KEYBOARD, this one making LOTS of typonese and really bad spelling errors :(

Sorry for errors above, truth is keyboard is sticking and I am making tons of typos because of it.
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Hi Indi

I just signed up for Google checkout, and I'm going to have a crack with that. From what I have read about it so far it will do everything that I need it to do re: delivery charges/P&P. The big down side is that I have already built my paypal powered shop using Yola widgets and now I'm going to have to scrap it and start it again from scratch.

The last time I tried something like this (couple of years ago) I had exactly the same problems as I am facing now with paypal, and I'm kicking myself for thinking they might have improved things for people in the UK. If you live in the states shipping charges are catered for by paypal.....just craziness that they don't do the same for the UK.

Anyway last time the way that I got around the paypal stuff was to use something called Mals e-commerce, which is a free shopping cart program. I did find it quite difficult to understand though and ended up hiring someone to do that side of things for me. I found the guy that I used on a site called renta coder.

Hope this helps.

Kenny
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As for the smileys getting in the way had the same prob too earlier today but seems to be ok now!