Support » Plugin: Stripe Payments for WordPress - WP Simple Pay » Can I update cost before billing?

  • Resolved toddpinil


    So, woocommerce will tell people that shipping is “only an estimate” but how do I account for this when billing? If I do an auth, I don’t think (?) I can change the value.

    My problem is that my supplier has +/- 10% overruns, plus shipping might also be different from what the fedex plugin calculates. How do I account for this? Should I just bill with a 10% overage then give a refund once I have the actual total? Is it possible to get credit card information and then bill at a later date without interaction from the customer?


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  • Plugin Contributor Adam Lea


    Hello @toddpinil,

    I am trying to understand your question as it pertains to Simple Pay, but I am confused. Simple Pay has no concept of shipping, shipping plugins, etc., and I think perhaps you are looking for support for another plugin?

    I apologize if I have misunderstood your question – if you’d please clarify your question as it pertains to Simple Pay I’d be more than happy to help as best I can!




    My basic question is this:
    Is there a way to do a pre-auth (credit card authorization but not money capture) that accounts for a 10% variance? I know that I can process (capture money) for an amount that is LESS than the auth, but is it possible to do (up to 10%) more?

    One of the reasons I am asking is because shipping is an estimate. The latest version of woocommerce even tells customers that the shipping cost at checkout is only an estimate. So, what if this estimate is too low?

    My only “workaround” that I can think of is to artificially inflate the estimate. However, I don’t like this solution, because high shipping costs are one of the biggest contributors to abandoned sales.

    So my simple pay question is: is there a way to charge an amount (5%? 10%) more than what the original estimate was.

    I would NOT do this sneakily…I would activate the terms checkbox that is a feature of woocommerce, and put that possibility into the terms.

    Plugin Contributor Adam Lea


    Thank you for your patience.

    WP Simple Pay does not have pre-auth functionality. We also do not have a way to charge an amount more than the original amount.


    Fair enough. Thank seems to be the general consensus with card processors, except somehow paypal does up to 15% or $75 overages, whichever is cheaper. But…well don’t get me started on how much hair I lost trying to use the “paypal sandbox.”

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