Website Template Shipping Setup

Adding Paypal Shipping

When setting up the Paypal forms in any Allwebco template you can also add shipping options. Login to your Paypal account and check the help section for more info on shipping.

Setting shipping preferences in your Paypal account:
There are 2 ways to access the shipping options setup for your Paypal payments through your website:
  • Login to your Paypal account.
  • Click on the "Profile" tab near the top of the page and under "Selling Preferences" click on the "Shipping Calculations" or "Shipping Preferences" link and follow the steps.
  • Optionally, you can click the "Merchant Services" tab, then check the "Shipping & Tax" section on the page.
  • Support for shipping setup in your Paypal account is provided by Paypal.

For "Type 2" Paypal forms:
Check the top of your template "help.html". If it has a note that says "Paypal Type 2 Forms" then your template has these forms. If your "help.html" does not included this note, see the "non-Type 2 Paypal" section below.
  • "Paypal Type 2 forms" is a term used by Allwebco for our templates and is not a term used by Paypal.
  • With "Type 2" shipping is setup when generating the forms in your Paypal account. You do not need to review any information on this page below this section. See the "Type 2" Paypal Order Form Setup support page.
  • For more shipping options see "Setting shipping preferences" above on this page.
"Type 2 forms" is a term created and used for Allwebco templates and is not a term used by Paypal.

For "non-Type 2" Paypal forms:
If you want to convert your template forms to "Paypal type 2" see the Generating Paypal Button Code to Replace the Template Code support page. It is not necessary to convert your forms, however, converting them will allow your template to use the latest code for Paypal forms on your website. If you do convert to "Type 2", you do not need to review any information below on this page.

Adding shipping ("non-Type 2"):
In the sample below we have added 3 shipping lines. You can add any 1 or all 3 to your template Paypal forms. Keep in mind that depending on your Paypal settings the "handling_cart" option below will always work and may be your only option to add.

About the options: Paypal support indicates how each of the three highlighted (see below) options work:

shipping: (applies to first item added to cart)
shipping2: (applies to each additional item added to cart)
handling_cart: (applied once to cart regardless of quantity)

What to use: You can copy any one or all three highlighted lines below and add these to any Allwebco template Paypal form. The exact location in respect to the other Paypal options does not matter.

<form target="paypal" action="" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="quantity" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Item1-1">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="35.00">
<input type="hidden" name="shipping" value="15.25">
<input type="hidden" name="shipping2" value="1.25">
<input type="hidden" name="handling_cart" value="1.05">
<input type="hidden" name="custom" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="">
<input type="submit" value="Add to Cart">

You will find other Paypal setup info on your help.html if Paypal forms have been setup on your template. Also see the developers area in your Paypal account.

Adding a payment choice:
In the sample below clients can choose a shipping method and the shipping cost will be added at checkout.

Copy the code below and paste this into your template Paypal forms. You can add this just before the form "submit" button line. This should be the only form element named "shipping" in your Paypal forms. You can generally not include the other two shipping options outlined above if you use the following code.

Problems with shipping & how to setup more options:
If the shipping options on this page will not work for your setup (The Paypal combined shipping for example does not work for all items) you can login to your Paypal account and setup "Shipping Calculations". This option in your account will be under "Profile", then under "Shipping Calculations". You can also find more options under "Shipping Preferences" in your Paypal profile. You may want to investigate the "allow transaction-based shipping" options.

Related Topics:
Setup the Paypal Forms
Adding a selection or option to a paypal form


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