PayPal grandtotal field

Posted on 2006-05-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a shopping cart I wish to connect to PayPal.
I have a checkout page which is showing
Sub Total 100
Post and Packing 10
Grand Total 110
Thats all OK

Transfering the code to PayPal if have this code in the page.
Most fields get passed OK

<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="info@xxxx.co.uk">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="<%=objCart.GetCartValue("Name",i)%>">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%=objCart.GrandTotal%>">
<input type="hidden" name="shipping" value="<%=objCart.Shipping%>">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="GBP">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.xxx.co.uk">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.xxx.co.uk">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="<%=objCart.GetCartValue("StkNo",i)%>">
<input type="hidden" name="first_name" value="<%=(CustomerRS.Fields.Item("FirstName").Value)%>">
<input type="hidden" name="last_name" value="<%=(CustomerRS.Fields.Item("LastName").Value)%>">

When I come to the paypal screen the GrandTotal does not include the objCart.Shipping
I need to include the shipping.

Can you see what I need to do to correct this.
Question by:johnhardy
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hopefully these links work.  some links from the paypal help section.

Seller Tools - Website Payments - Can I collect shipping costs with PayPal?

Seller Tools - Website Payments - How will my total Shipping amount be calculated?

Seller Tools - Website Payments - I used to collect Shipping by hard coding the shipping variables in my PayPal Website Payments Standard button code. Can I still do that?

by those three links that i found, it appears that if you have the override set you cannot pass an amount to charge for shipping, but that you need to have paypal calculate it for you.  maybe you have your shipping override set in your account?

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Thanks for the pointers, I will come back a bit later

Author Comment

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Thanks an invaluable reference.
If I need more help I will post another question.
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glad those links helped.  thats all i could find on shipping charges.

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