May 17, 2010 at 10:30 am #1211
I have entered a product and set its price to $0.0 (FREE product). I was testing it and when I try to checkout, I get the following message on a paypal page:
Please enter an amount greater than zero.
Can’t I include FREE products in the eStore?
Thanks.May 17, 2010 at 10:49 am #20611IvyMember
Hi, PayPal does not allow a checkout with $0.0 amount.
You can offer free items though a squeeze page or include the product with another product. You can have multiple downloads for one product. To do this you would need to make a product for each download you want to include.
This page will help you more with the squeeze page form option:May 17, 2010 at 11:35 am #20612
Thank you so much. A good option.
I just have two questions here:
If you look at my sidebar, you will see that the “Download” option is listed at END: http://www.agilejavaoop.com/
1- How can I move the “Download” option to be under the page titles above?
2- How can I add an image or information about the product above the box?
Thanks.May 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm #20613
You place the shortcode or the function where ever you want the squeeze page to appear. How would you place that form in the body of a post?
The key thing to understand here is that the shortcode or the function only places the squeeze page form. You place anything else around it like you place any text or image on your web page (this has got nothing to do with the squeeze page form)May 18, 2010 at 3:07 am #20614TinkBDMember
Hi – I offer some FREE products to members on one of my sites.
I set up the product with the price I would charge if I weren’t giving it away and then simply use the following Short Code to display the DL option:
Amin was nice enough to create a pretty DL option for me.
Since folks are already members, I didn’t need to take the squeeze page approach.
TinkMay 18, 2010 at 3:16 am #20615
Hey Tink, Long time no see! What mischief have you been up to?May 18, 2010 at 4:13 am #20616TinkBDMember
Hi Amin – I have been recovering from a hard drive wipe and Windows reinstall. The good news is the only casualty was the loss of my email archives.
I FINALLY managed to get QuickBooks up and it remained intact (that was this afternoon!) LOLOL
Also, we are in Tstorm season here and with a 100 yr old house I UNPLUG everything, so I am having LOONNGG hours with no computer or internet.May 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm #20617
Nice solution TinkBD, and thanks amin007 for your support.July 26, 2010 at 11:09 am #20618besttherapyMember
am am trying to do something similar. Basically have a product which is say $97,
i wish to have a coupon that would make the product free. ie 100% off or $0.00
Obviously Paypal then doesn’t play ball as it is a $0.00 transaction.
The reason i dont want to use the [wp_eStore_free_download:product_id:1:end] tag is that I wish to capture more details, and more importantly the content is wpMember protected. i.e. i want to create an wpmember account for the discounted user.
Is there a way I could work around this or do i have to set up a “free” memmbership in Wpmember to accomplish this and use the [wp_eMember_registration_form:end] codes?
BrendanJuly 26, 2010 at 11:55 am #20619wpCommerceModerator
It would be better if you set up a “free membership” in WP eMember and put up a registration page using the [wp_eMember_registration_form:end] shortcode.July 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm #20620
Use the squeeze page form:August 24, 2010 at 7:06 am #20621IMGIGClubMember
I’ve got a suggestion / request. It would be really great if:
A $0.00 product price caused your code to NOT make a call to PayPal, and instead completed the sale without the PayPal step. Then:
1. You *could* have a $100 product with a $100 pricetag, and it would work. This is *SO MUCH MORE VALUABLE* in a customer’s mind than a free membership!
2. You could create a free product. The flexibility would be quite nice. (The inability to do so seems rather arbitrary.) Why the arbitrary rule that everything has to go through PayPal? It seems that is the only reason we cannot define a $0.00 product. Why not allow that?
It seems this would help 2 or 3 people earlier in this thread, and provide them more what they wanted in the first place. eStore would be more responsive to your customers (very good!), rather than forcing your customers to learn to adapt to eStore rules (not as good).
TimAugust 25, 2010 at 1:53 am #20622
This is why I introduced the option to send download links when using Manual checkout. So if you plan to sell $0.0 items simply use the manual checkout and it will bypass PayPal. This URL explains more:
I have also added the option whereby your customers can specify how much they want to pay for a product. More details here:
I understand your recommendation and I did give it some thought but the fact is that this plugin was designed for a specific usage and people love it for that so I don’t want to change the structure in a way that will take away the advantage from the main usage of the plugin.
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