Not so great: paypal

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Hi, I just built my site and used the online shop option to add my items and used the paypal shopping cart but there is no option to add postage.Does aany one know how to add a postage estimator for international postage options?
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Pete Seal

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You may want to try using a flat rate shipping fee.
This can usually be done by state or country.
It may take a little time for you to list all states and or countries but, then your customers will know.
Good Luck! Drew
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Hi Pete,

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.

If you prefer, you can create your PayPal buttons with shipping options on and add the HTML code to your site using the HTML widget. You can get more information on PayPal's option on this link:

Add HTML to your site by copying the code provided after customizing your buttons, then:
1. Drag and drop an HTML widget onto your page
2. Paste the code into the HTML editor that opens (right-click > paste or Ctrl-V)
3. Click on ok and republish your site.

Let us know if you need any other help.
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Hi Guys, just discovered the same problem with the P&P cost. I've tried finding the info that I need on the paypal site by following the links on threads such as this elsewhere on Synthasite, unfortunately I think some of the functionality discussed may be exclusive to and being a UK customer things may be slightly different on the two sites!

Anyway as a short term solution I am planning on making my items inc P&P. I will include the price of shipping to UK Europe and the rest of the world. Not an ideal solution I know, but hope it helps
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Thanks for sharing that Kenny!