PayPal Confused! :*( Shipping Help!

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Ok. Created an "Add to Cart" button and didn't see the options paypal claims to be there.

I want my cart's shipping to be based on all items not each individual item.

If I sold a baseball card for $0.15 and shipping for $0.44 I'm not going to get many sales. But if I sold 10 baseball cards for $0.15 each and shipping for all 15 is $0.44 then the difference is $5.90 - 10 cards (the first option) or $1.94 - 10 cards (the second option)... what would you prefer? I can package items together to save on expenses and would like this option, but I need to know how to apply this to my paypal. PLEASE help! Thanks!
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Hello Donald

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.

We have a tutorial that explains how to create an online store: Creating An Online Store, that you can look at for more information.

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 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.

I hope that helps.
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yea, that's if you do it in yola, I was more specifically talking about within paypal. I think I found my answer though.

If you go to My Account, Profile, Shipping Calculator - this has options to specify total cart shipping such as if total cart weighs so much, then shipping is this much etc. You can also have shipping based on a particular range of prices $0.01 to $1.50 then shipping is $0.50 or $1.51 to $4.00 then shipping is $1.00, etc. Then when you create a button, it gives you the option to use a shipping method saved in your profile. You can create different shipping methods and select it while creating a button.

So one could be $0.01 to $1.50 will cost $0.50 and another saved shipping method for more expensive items like diamond rings are still kind of light but more expensive so... $0.01 to $500.00 will cost $5.00 shipping (for example).

However though, I'm having difficulties deciding on costs for US Shipping.
I'm thinking about using the weight method, that way, the heavier something is, the more to ship it. But how much weight to how much shipping cost? I put...

0.01 lbs to 1 lb = $0.50
1.01 to 4 = $2
4.01 to 16 = $4
16.01 to 32 = $8
32.01 and up = $16

but I'm thinking this isn't the best option.
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I would like to test my paypal prior to continuing creating more.

Can someone test my button? I chose the option for "1 qty available" and I want to make sure it's going to not sell additional items. Can someone attempt to purchase the item (of course without actually purchasing it) and put a "2" in the qty field and tell me if it's actually going to let you purchase the item? I want to prevent overselling!

http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d...
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Ok Donald, I tested your page. Just for fun I put the quantity for 2000. It updated my cart for $300. So, it didn't block me from doing it.
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yea, I managed to get it working... I think!?