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Hi,

 

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can setup the PayPal IPN module to charge the customer the fee, as currently the fee is taken out of the total my customer pays and I am losing profit, does it have to be hard coded into the Paypal module or is it as simple as a setting in my Paypal account?

 

Any help would be appriciated.

 

Thanks

 

Regards

Michael Ollis

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Hi,

 

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can setup the PayPal IPN module to charge the customer the fee, as currently the fee is taken out of the total my customer pays and I am losing profit, does it have to be hard coded into the Paypal module or is it as simple as a setting in my Paypal account?

 

Any help would be appriciated.

 

Thanks

 

Regards

Michael Ollis

 

That is not allowed by Paypal regulations and if one of your customers is going to complain about it you will find your account closed before you know.

Raise your prices a bit, live with it and/or atract buyers by telling you do not do such stupid thing :D

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That is not allowed by Paypal regulations and if one of your customers is going to complain about it you will find your account closed before you know.

Raise your prices a bit, live with it and/or atract buyers by telling you do not do such stupid thing  :D

 

Interesting legal point I suppose ie the Paypal rules, in Australia the retailer is allowed by law to charge a surcharge on CC transactions (in a bid to drive down interbank fees and stimulate competition).

 

If Paypal is operating in Australia they may well be required to comply with Australian law.

 

Perhaps the module could do with a "handling fee" being built into it as some of the shipping modules do, this would be transparent to Paypal and allow the retailer to recoup some of these charges.

 

I agree that most customers find the idea of a surcharge disagreeable some smaller businesses basically cannot afford to carry such CC fees as Paypal charge. At the end of the day what needs to be transparent is the final cost of the goods in your hot hand.

 

sorry drifted off original query a bit

 

Geoff


Geoff

 

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Okay.... thanks for the feedback.... is there anyone out there who could possibly give me some hints on PHP coding to add a percentage fee in to the Paypal IPN payment module, I can understand the legalities. but I can only try it and find out what happens with Australian Law.

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Okay.... thanks for the feedback.... is there anyone out there who could possibly give me some hints on PHP coding to add a percentage fee in to the Paypal IPN payment module, I can understand the legalities. but I can only try it and find out what happens with Australian Law.

On your /includes/languages/english/modules/payment/paypal.php, find:

 

define('MODULE_PAYMENT_PAYPAL_TEXT_TITLE', 'PayPal');

 

Replace this with:

 

define('MODULE_PAYMENT_PAYPAL_TEXT_TITLE', 'PayPal <img src=YOUR IMAGE>');

 

Jose


"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Einstein

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Woah... please ignore the above - this is NOT the topic this reply was intended for.


"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Einstein

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