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Payment options at my store are the "Print order form" and "Paypal gateway"-plugins. Most of my customers have used the Print Order Form, but since last week more and more use the Paypal-option which is fine.

I did, however, just recently find out that Paypal takes 5%  fee for all their transactions. I have not used Paypal much so I have been unaware of this, but I'm not fond of it.

If there any option or plugin, or whatever, to add 5% to the total sum prior the order is submitted and paid via Paypal?

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it's against the PayPal usage policy to mark up your fee to cover their fee.

But yes, I've seen a module which solves this issue by appening a fee of x% to the cart total and adding it as a line item to the order. I don't agree with it on the grounds that PayPal can suspend your account for it.

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Just because a minority do something, doesn't make it OK. However, that being said  it's up to each store owner to make a moral and informed decesion about what they do, and don't do, thus pointing it out. I am aware of some stores/people having their accounts revoked whilst others have been OK. it's a gamble.

 

 

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Most things I sell in my store are things I design / create / build myself. There's not much margin on each creation, and having that already small margin eaten up by a fee not set by me is a tad sad. The option - which is really not an option - would be to increase the price for all items in the store.

For me, this is not a question of moral, it's more a question of surviving the margins.

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