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#1 sshearer

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:29 AM

Hi all,

http://www.metaman.com/Batteries.htm is an example of how we are using
PayPal's shopping cart, while supporting US and Canadian customers.

My problem is two-fold:
1) while I have defined a tax rate of 7%, when the customer goes
through the check-out process, the amount is wrong (!)

2) I need to be able to specify a 2nd tax rate for customers who are
in my province (another 8%).

How can I fix my first problem, and how are other people solving the
2nd problem ?

Thanks,
Steve.


#2 ron

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 01:54 PM

Steve,

You have a problem. For some unknown reason PayPal elected to have their tax variable be an amount rather than a percent (when specified within the button). I thought they were going to address Canadian taxes, but I guess they haven't done it yet.

I have a free, client-side shopping cart that demonstrates what I call the Ontario tax model. You really need a 3rd party cart for this (at least until PayPal supports it). It shows you one way to handle it. Other 3rd party carts must handle this in a similar way - you just need to do some research...

http://members.aol.c...art/index1.html

Ron.

#3 sshearer

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:27 PM

Thank you for the reply Ron,

I believe it was that URL I saw posted somewhere else
for a similar issue, but it was a few months ago (I
thought).

I was hoping things would be 'fixed' by now.

In the meantime, PayPal has a decision to make:

If they're happy to force non-American organizations
to use a 3rd-party shopping cart solution, then I'm
happy to select one which allows me to bill customers
credit cards directly.

Thanks,
Steve.


#4 ron

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:43 PM

I hear ya. Too bad PayPal doesn't... There were some PsayPal rep's who claimed this would be taken care of by now. I notice they are not very active at this time...

But watch out, Guy - them e-commerce solutions can charge up to 10%, but a cart like mine does it for free (with the PayPal 4%).

The inabilities of PayPal can really tic you off, but there are ways around their silly limitations. Depends on what you want to present to customers, huh? (and a little bit about what you want to pay, huh?) Ya gets what ya pay for, Dude.

Ron.




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