We have a tax office and are just getting started taking payments on our website. We looked at different payment options, each becoming more complicated than we needed.
We do not need a shopping cart, nor an integrated invoicing system (which would only be a duplication of efforts, as we use QuickBooks), just the ability for our clients to make their payments by visiting our website.
PayPal standard/express seemed to be the answer, as we did not want to incur any monthly charges for a merchant account and a payment gateway.
We looked at over a dozen of the PayPal plugins, but giving the clients the opportunity to enter their own amounts was not an option for most of them. We also looked at donation plugins, but most of them would require too much customization for our needs.
Then we found Quick PayPal Payments. No, at first it wasn't perfect for our needs, but it had simplicity and was not going to be difficult to customize it for our website.
As we set it up and tested it, we had a few issues with getting it to do what it claimed to do. So, we took the next step, we left the developers a support request.
Within 24 hours, we were contacted by the developer, Graham, who not only answered all of our questions, but actually asked what we needed to make this work better for us.
Once the functional issues were resolved, with Graham responding to us over 2-3 days (ok, he's in the UK and we are in Florida, so there's a bit of a time difference), we gave him a "Wish List" of things that would make it ideal. Guess what? He came through with those items!
The program is capable of sending the buyer a confirmation email, either before the PayPal payment is complete, or after, using PayPal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification). Graham worked with us and customized his shortcodes to include every item you could imagine to be included in the Auto Responder email.
Such items as:
[firstname] The registrants first name if you are using the personal details option.
[name] The registrants first and last name if you are using the personal details option.
[reference] The name of the item being purchased
[amount] The total amount to be paid without the currency symbol
[fullamount] The total amount to be paid with currency symbol
[quantity] The number of items purchased
[option] The option selected
[stock] The stock, SKU or item number
[details] The payment information (reference, quantity, options, stock number, amount)
So, as you can read from my enthusiasm, I highly recommend this plugin. The support that the developer, Graham, has given is truly world-class. Five stars!
Thank you, Graham!
I use it as a my yoga retreat booking for Lucia Yoga Retreat in Spain and it resolves all my requirements easily. Easy to install and adapt.
Couldn't get funds to transfer and customers complained.
When I first installed the plugin there were a couple of issues but aerin was quick to respond and fix them. I picked this plugin because you can have multiple payment forms on one site. For instance, I needed a donation form and a form to pay dues. Some other plugins only allow one form. Also I really like the slider for the choosing payment amount.
Hi there !
Great Plugin, amazing of simplicity !
Thanks a lot !
But, is there a way to send some email confirmation to the customer (or someone else) after paying ? I need it for my client :)
This is a great plug in to quickly and easily set up a site to accept donations or payments. Easy to install, intuitive to set up- + excellent, prompt support. Highly recommended.
Plugin does what it says and does it well. When I had a question about the plugin, the developer responded quickly and resolved the issue. Wholly recommended.
Lots of capabilities, not a lot of complications. For all of us out here just doing our best, this is a great help. Thanks for maintaining this nice plugin.
Plugin wonderful. before I tried everything, even the variables PayPal. Well there is not another plugin to enter desired amount and then the coupon; PayPal even have written that are not yet equipped to make a variable that inserts the price from the customer and then calculations also the coupon. You are a magician. Great. Thanks, thanks, thanks. I will make a donation right away. Fantastic. never change anything. Is peerfect. Thankssss
I am missing some email confirmation feature otherwise this plugin is just perfect for a quick easy solution
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