I just need a little help here :-) Mr (or Mrs) Wizzard

Sorry if this is not the correct forum!

I have a lot of respect for you programmers
I’m 60 and the brain doesn’t learn very well any more so this is very frustrating to me.

Seriously I’m an Idiot with no interest in becoming a WebPage Guru such as yourself.

I have a one page website created in DreamWeaver CS5 selling a certificate for fun.

I’m selling One Item with a fixed price of $12.99, including Shipping and Handling in the Continental US.

I need to collect 1st, middle and last names, delivery address, additional postage and email address of the purchaser with a submit button that sends the correct information to me via email and to my PayPal account.

I have already created the questions in DWCS5 except the additional postage calculation and the submit to PayPal button that also sends the information to my email address. I’ve tried searching for html for forms which helped but I still don’t know how to Add $3 to ship to Alaska or Hawaii and add $10 additional postage outside the US and send it all to the right places.

I’m using an iMac with MAC OSX 10.8.5

Thank You Very Much!



Here’s what I have so far:

<p>This form is for the<strong>&nbsp;Name(s) on the Certificate</strong> and the <strong>shipping address</strong> you want it sent to. You may want to send it to Your address if you plan on Framing it and giving it as a gift. In the above example the name Line fits 30 Characters with spaces. We may reduce the size of the font if it becomes necessary for additional characters over 30.</p>
      <p id="Fill"><strong><u>Only Fill In What Is To Be Printed On The Certificate</u></strong></p>
        <label for="1st name">Spell Correctly the 1st Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="1st name" id="1st name" />
        <label for="Middle Name">If Applicable (needed), Spell Correctly the 1st Middle Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="Middle Name" id="Middle Name" />
        <label for="2nd Middle Name">If Applicable (needed), Spell Correctly the 2nd Middle Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="2nd Middle Name" id="2nd Middle Name" />
        <label for="3rd Middle Name">If Applicable (needed), Spell Correctly the 3rd Middle Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="3rd Middle Name" id="3rd Middle Name" />
        <label for="4th Middle Name">If Applicable (needed), Spell Correctly the 4th Middle Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="4th Middle Name" id="4th Middle Name" />
        <label for="5th Middle Name">If Applicable (needed), Spell Correctly the 5th Middle Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="5th Middle Name" id="5th Middle Name" />
        <label for="Last Name">Spell Correctly the Last Name for the Certificate</label>
        <input type="text" name="Last Name" id="Last Name" />
        <label for="Address Number1"><strong>Delivery</strong> Street Address</label>
        <input type="text" name="Address Number1" id="Address Number1" />
        <label for="Address Number2">Additional <strong>Delivery</strong> Info , ie: Ste, Apt, RM... Number</label>
        <input type="text" name="Address Number2" id="Address Number2" />
        <label for="Delivery Street Name"><strong>Delivery</strong> Street Name</label>
        <input type="text" name="Delivery Street Name" id="Delivery Street Name" />
        <label for="Delivery City"><strong>Delivery</strong> City</label>
        <input type="text" name="Delivery City" id="Delivery City" />
        <label for="Delivery State"><strong>Delivery</strong> State</label>
        <input type="text" name="Delivery State" id="Delivery State" />
      Alaska&nbsp;&amp; Hawaii ADD $3, $10 International Delivery </a></p>
        <label for="Delivery Zip Code"><strong>Delivery</strong> Zip Code</label>
        <input type="text" name="Delivery Zip Code" id="Delivery Zip Code" />
        <label for="Phone Number"><strong>Your email address In Case we get confused </strong></label>
        <input type="text" name="Phone Number" id="Phone Number" />
    <p> Buy with Total Security Through PayPal Even if you don't have a PayPal Account you can start one in just a few minutes by clicking  Buy Now.

Hi okmatthew, and welcome to the forums.

It’s been a while since I set up PayPal, but you seem to be going about it the hard way. :slight_smile: If you log in to your PayPal account, you should be able to create a “Buy Now” button for your item. I’ve only ever used “Add to Cart”, because I’ve had multiple items available, but I’m pretty sure “Buy Now” offers the same functions. Then when the customer clicks on the button, it takes them to a Paypal checkout page, the transaction is handled there and PayPal e-mail you with all the order details - name, address, everything you need. There’s no need for you to set up any of that yourself. All you do is copy and paste the code for the button.

There are various shipping options available, but if they’re not flexible enough for what you want, I suggest you put the options on your “Buy Now” button instead. So it would display a drop-menu with something like “Mainland US - $12.99” “Alaska/Hawaii - $15.99” and “Rest of the World $22.99”. Just add a comment next to the button on your site saying “Please ensure you choose the correct option, or I will be unable to fulfill your order”, or something along those lines.

Thanks HEAPS for your reply!
I looked for a easy way to do it on PayPal but didn’t find it.
I did find referrals to other vendors that did this for a fee.
I’ll go check for a Buy Now button.

Sorry but I wasn’t tinking yet. :slight_smile:

Since I am selling a Certificate that someone can buy for another I need to be able to collect the information to go on the certificate and then send it to paypal. Can you Please tell me how to send the answers to me and put in the Buy Now button?

I really appreciate your time.

Try translating your sentence into psiedo-code logic. eg.

“someone” = ‘Purchaser’
“another” = ‘Recipent’
save data
send data to paypal

you mean how to get answers?
How / Where to put the “BNB” mark-up etc. into the HTML?

Often writing such an “outline” gets me started on a jag.

Thanks for your reply!

Wow You went right over my head!

I guess I’m not making myself clear enough…
As I said earlier I’m an HTML Idiot with a 60 yr old brain that doesn’t learn well anymore.

I need to collect answers (see html posted above). Send those answers to me and then put in buy now buttons to charge them either $12.99, $15.99 (shipped to Alaska and Hawaii) or $22.99 (shipped to anywhere else in the world) Only Via my PayPa account.

I hope you can help me with this cause I’m at a loss how to find answers at this point…

If I’m following what you’re after, I think you can still do it with a simple PayPal button, because there’s the option for a “personalise” field, or similar. So you label that “Full name as it should appear on the certificate”, or somesuch, and the delivery address should be taken care of at the PayPal checkout.

I find PayPal’s site pretty difficult to navigate. Hopefully this link will work for you to let you see what’s possible or, even better, redirect to the equivalent page on the US site: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/get-started-payment-buttons

I’ll see if that does it for me and let you know.

WOW That’s Exactly What I Needed! Thank You So Much!

Glad I could help. :slight_smile:

After using the App on the Link you gave me I can’t get it to work.

I uploaded it to my site and when I selected the Buy Now button it just comes back to the same screen. I offered to pay a guy in India $55 to fix it but he only got it to ask for the buyers information instead of asking for the name of the person to go on the certificate and verify it as well as the buyers information. Then he insisted that he would fix it for more money so I canceled the agreement and now I’m looking for someone that can make what I created work.

Here’s what I have so far…
<form id=“form1” name=“form1” method=“post” action=“”>
<form action=“https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr” method=“post” target=“_top”>
<input type=“hidden” name=“cmd” value=“_s-xclick”>
<input type=“hidden” name=“hosted_button_id” value=“G9QXG65FCT5QG”>
<tr><td><input type=“hidden” name=“on0” value=“Continental US =$12.99 Alaska & Hawaii $15.99 Other $22.99”>Continental US =$12.99 Alaska & Hawaii $15.99 Other $22.99</td></tr><tr><td><select name=“os0”>
<option value=“Continental US”>Continental US $12.99 USD</option>
<option value=“Alaska & Hawaii”>Alaska & Hawaii $15.99 USD</option>
<option value=“International”>International $22.99 USD</option>
</select> </td></tr>
<tr><td><input type=“hidden” name=“on1” value=“Full Name On Certificate”>Full Name On Certificate</td></tr><tr><td><input type=“text” name=“os1” maxlength=“200”></td></tr>
<input type=“hidden” name=“currency_code” value=“USD”>
<input type=“image” src=“https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif” border=“0” name=“submit” alt=“PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!”>
<img alt=“” border=“0” src=“https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif” width=“1” height=“1”>

I think some form inputs might be lacking.

I see 8 inputs
5 hidden
a select with three options
a image button
a text input.

Other than the os0 select, only the sole text input is available for getting additional User Supplied information from the User

Can you make a precise and comprehesive list of the information you need?

Hey Mittineague ,

Thank You So Much for your response.

I am selling a Certificate that someone buys for another so I need to collect

  1. Correct Spelling of the name for the certificate
  2. Offer different prices for delivery to Alaska & Hawaii and another for International
  3. Send them to PayPal
  4. get an email of the information to fill the order.

I know there’s a better way to do it but… Unless someone can do it for free, I’ll have to use what I ended up with.

I used PayPal’s BuyNow button generator that created the minimum of what I absolutely needed. Like I said I’m 60 and have no interest in learning HTML. I’d like to have more options but since I’m poor and can’t afford to hire someone to do it, I have no choice but to wait and see if that works.

I can get this to work OK with a PayPal button.

Under the “Customise” options, add a drop-down menu for “Delivery Options”, with Mainland USA $12.99, Alaska/Hawaii $15.99 etc, or however you prefer to word it.

Add a text field for “Full name of recipient”.

Add a message next to your button, reminding your customers to give the delivery name and address at checkout. PayPal will e-mail the order details to you automatically.

I’m about to go out, but if you’re still stuck with this, I’ll be around again tomorrow.

Sorry - I was in a hurry when I posted yesterday, and I realise I wasn’t at all helpful, as you’d already got that far.

I’ve created a button with the same options you’re using, my code looks almost identical to yours and it takes me to PayPal checkout. The one thing I notice about your code is that you seem to have an extra line, which may have got left over from your original (pre-PayPal) form.

Your code starts with

<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post" action="">
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top">

That first line isn’t part of the PayPal generated code, and having two opening <form> tags may be what’s preventing the code from working correctly.