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Setting up a donation ticket

Bookwhen does not currently offer an option that allows bookers to enter an exact amount they would like to pay / donate for a ticket. If, rather than one fixed ticket fee, you'd like your customers to be able to 'pay as they feel', you will need to set up ticket options for this.

In the ticket settings, during entry setup, you can create as many different tickets as you wish, each with their own cost. Here's an example:


This is how these options are displayed to your customers:


You can set as many different donation amounts as you wish, including free tickets.

Remember, each ticket equals one attendee. This means a single booker cannot purchase multiple donations, so make sure you give plenty of options!
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Using payment providers to take donations

Some payment providers such as PayPal and Monzo allow you to create a unique link where someone can pay you directly, for any amount. 

PayPal.me


In your PayPal account, go to 'Send and Request' and then click 'Request' and then 'Get your own PayPal.me link:

PayPal will let you choose your own unique URL where customer can visit to pay you:

You can now paste your link directly into anywhere, including your page description for example. More info about PayPal.me here.

When your customers choose PayPal they will need to have a Paypal account themselves. Here's how it will look when they donate:

They will be able to choose the exact amount they wish to pay.

Monzo.me

In your Monzo app, make sure you have Payments with Friends switched on in your Settings. The go to 'Payments' and click 'Request'. You'll now see a button that says 'Share a link' which will take you to your Monzo.me link. You can share this link anywhere in Bookwhen, like your page or event description.

More info about Monzo.me here.

This is how the screen will look when your customers choose to pay via Monzo:


They won't need a Monzo account and can simply use their debit card to pay:

Adding a donation button


You can add a visual button that links to your payment button on your public page, like in this example:

The button codes for the above are as follows

PayPal button:

<div class="view_button">
       <a class="small button" href="https://www.paypal.me/donationtojenny"target="_blank">Donate via PayPal</a>
     </div>

Monzo button:

<div class="view_button">
       <a class="small button warning" href="https://www.monzo.me/jenniferzsigo"target="_blank">Donate via Monzo</a>
     </div>


Lets break down one example:

class="view_button"> this is the button shape

<a class="small button" this is the button colour, you can replace this from the list below

href="https://www.paypal.me/donationtojenny" this is your payment link. If it doesn't already include https://www. you will need to include this, otherwise it won't work

target="_blank  will ensure your button opens in a new tab, so your customers don't leave the page they are on

>Donate via PayPal</a> this is the text on your button. So you could for example change this to  >Pay me on PayPal</a> or anything else you wish it to say


Once you've pieced together your button code, go to your Public Page --> Page Setup scroll down and paste the code into your 'General information' field:


You can use the code </p> to create a line break if you want to stack your buttons vertically for example.

Make sure you remember to save your settings after you have finished, and refresh the public page to see the result!

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Here's the code for different button colours:

<a class="small button" 

<a class="small button success"

<a class="small button info"

<a class="small button secondary"

<a class="small button warning"

<a class="small button alert"

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