the ability to add a donation / user entered price
The ability to create a product where a user can enter any amount; for example, for a donation of any amount.
non governmental and charity organizations have a need for the donor (customer) to set amount of own donation. In this case the customer is a donor and the product is perhaps "where most needed (you own amount)
Many shopping carts allow users to enter their own price so that you can use it for donations. This way you make a product called "Donation" and then people can enter "$50" and donate. E.g. http://goo.gl/RSzr
I would need this option very soon as we are launching our store and need to choose the right cart. I love Ecwid but can't use it without this option
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this would be a great feature
Just an idea, you could set an option to be $1, and then add the QTY box... and change the "QTY" label using the Ecwid Translate Tool: http://www.ecwid.com/playground/translate-tool/
Hope this helps!
Brandon Voidspawn Leigh commented
As a band, we want the digital download of our album to be "pay what you want", with a minimum of 1 dollar. This minimum should be included.
Is there no way to add this feature? is it available and I have missed seeing it?
This is a desirable feature for some of the sites I manage for non-profit organizations (NPO). But, it's been over THREE YEARS since Pat suggested...
mark presson commented
Great Idea myself!
Simon Zimmer commented
Great idea! This would be a big help!
We have clients currently who need this option. It would be great if it were an addition!
chris b commented
User entered price for bespoke items would be great. Could this be done with the product options: These already adjust the base price - could there be a product option type 'Price' which would be a number entered manually by the customer and this would adjust the final price - This would avoid major programming and could fit in with the current way ecwid works. We've set up a bespoke product type with the price = £0 and we use the note field for quoted price and take payment over the phone - which is not ideal! Thanks.
Agreed- this would be a very useful tool and fit a number of applications for nonprofits and businesses alike.
I need this for team deposits.
This is a great need for non-profits. It would be very desirable to have both donations and sales of goods and services unified within a single system.
One at a time donations are the low hanging fruit that is being discussed here, and I concur with everyone else it's very important, including a few side points made. This might be done without any major logic changes, and just by some arbitrary convention of naming the item, which each donee can decide for itself, it would be clear what it is. In other words, don't get complicated.
One small feature-ette I would like to add to what others have said is the ability to specific a donation that is a multiple of a certain base amount, which can either be pre-defined by the cart setup, or also entered by the customer. In some religious traditions, certain numbers are associated with certain words or concepts, and it’s traditional to make gifts in multiples of those numbers, as a way of expressing an intention through numbers.
If ecWid needs some non-profit customers to come forward and pay for this, then come up with a quote!
Recurring donations are the high hanging fruit, and frankly that's of even greater value, since all non-profits want to encourage donors to give regularly, and automatically, of course.
For this to happen, ecWid would need to keep track of the donor's request (how much, how often, and until what date or how many payments), and issue periodic transactions automatically, entirely in the cloud, without interacting with the donor or donee.
The customer should be able to setup multiple recurring donations, to the same and/or different donees. It should let you specify a designation for a certain fund, project, or purpose within the donee, and also a dedication to someone(s), such as memorial gifts in memory of someone.
All the history must be stored as well, for both the donor and donee to access. If this was done, it would also handle one time donations, replacing the above method.
This is most certainly some significant additional functionality, and would require additional data tables and logic, not to mention background processing.
Of course, for PCI DSS reasons etc. ecWid can't be holding card data, so these background transactions would also have to interface with payment processors, on behalf of the customer.
Of course, it's possible to do recurring donations without ecWid, by having donors set that up at places like PayPal, Amazon, Google, or various non-profit donation intermediaries. But then it's tied into a particular service, and it's separate from the ecWid order history.
I think recurring donations with all that implies (others, please add your thoughts), would be enough of a feature that instead of asking some people to fund it, ecWid should see this as a hugely beneficial value added service, which could be a modest additional fee per month.
I don't think there is any non-profit org who wouldn't prefer to centralize these two functions, and keep the payment processors and/or merchant accounts just for paying, and not for keeping track of their internal affairs.
I would then suggest that ecWid's pricing would have 4 options:
Free cart, with basic donations
Free cart, with advanced donations
Paid cart, with basic donations
Paid cart, with advanced donations
A break on the price if you get both would of course be nice!
Critique and additional ideas or refinements welcome.
This would be a very useful tool!!
I would like to see this too.
Blue Checkbox commented
I've been searching for this for a while. I really need a user defined price so please ecwid....when will you be able to add this facility?????
This would be a brilliant option. We do lots of fundraising with selling t-shirts and decals. It would be a great feature to have and would benefit lots. Enter your own price or even a round up to the nearest $. Im all up for this..
Seems like everyone here wants the same thing. Has Eckwid handle this yet? It would be a great feature.
Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra commented
Hey ecwid admins, what's the status on this request?
We switched to the software below because it has the enter your own price for product option, which like everyone posted, is ESSENTIAL for non-profits. Sooooooooo easy to implement, add an input text box for the price. What's the hold up ECWID????
I stumbled onto Ecwid after banging my head for over a month on the ridiculousness that is Virtuemart. I'm setting up a basic store (donation hub) for a non-profit and am astounded that Ecwid does not have a donation / enter your own price option. Aside from this one drawback (albeit, a major drawback for a non-profit), it really is the perfect shopping cart. Straight forward without being overly simple, yet detailed without being overly complicated. PLEASE add this option soon!