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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 its 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! 😊
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.
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 customers 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.
Your PayPal.me link can be set up as receiving either personal or goods & services payments from within your account just here. You can only select one of these options to be active on your account, however, they can easily be swapped over if needs be. Personal payments which are intended to be received from friends and family, do not incur any fees for the recipient and are not covered by PayPal protection. By accepting goods and services, you will be protected by PayPal's protection and will incur fees as the recipient. Please check PayPal's current fees 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.
In your Monzo app, make sure you have Payments with Friends switched on in your Settings. The head 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. Using Monzo.me is free of charge so won't incur any fees for the payer and payee.
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:
<a class="small button" href="https://www.paypal.me/donationtojenny"target="_blank">Donate via PayPal</a>
<a class="small button warning" href="https://www.monzo.me/jenniferzsigo"target="_blank">Donate via Monzo</a>
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
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!
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"