Editable Quantity on the Order Form

You can enable editable quantities on the order form for your products, letting you or your customers specify different quantities of your product to purchase.

The following subjects are covered in this article:

Overview

To easily allow a customer to purchase additional physical goods, licenses and more, ClickBank now provides vendors with the ability to specify a quantity higher than 1 to purchase. This feature also gives customers the flexibility to increase or decrease the quantity of a product directly on the order form. 

In addition to delivering a smoother shopping experience, this feature also helps increase the average transaction value of every customer.

Editable Quantity on the Order Form supports all version of the order form including standard, advanced customized, and multi-line transaction (Cart). See the Compatibility With Other Features section for more information.

Admin-Controlled Feature

This feature is admin-controlled. Contact ClickBank if you want access to this feature.

How It Works

Once you have this feature enabled, you can pass the "quantity" parameter via the payment link to make the quantity visible and editable by the customer. The quantity parameter is formatted as follows, where # is the quantity:

http://ITEM.VENDOR.clickbank.net/?quantity=#

The specified quantity is then presented to the customer on the order form. The customer can purchase the specified quantity, use the plus or minus buttons to increase or decrease to their desired quantity, or enter a new quantity. For example, here is an order form with an initial quantity of two:

This image shows an order form with editable quantity. The left side of the order form shows the McAfee Secure verification image, the ClickBank guarantee, and the shipping information fields. The right side shows the order details, including the product name, the current quantity of 2 with plus and minus icons that the user can use to increase or decrease the quantity, the subtotal for the listed item, and the total including tax.

If this feature is enabled, but you do not pass the quantity parameter, the order form displays normally. The quantity is set to one, and the quantity selector is not displayed.

NOTE – Any additional paylink parameters can be provided on the paylink URL as well. The order of the parameters is not important unless you are also using Cart. See the Creating A Payment Link article for more information, and see the Compatibility With Other Features section for more information about using editable quantity with Cart.

Maximum Purchase Quantity

Another aspect of Editable Quantity is the optional field of Maximum Purchase Quantity. This allows vendors to define the maximum amount permitted for purchase, in a single transaction. While this field is optional in Product Editor,  it will only display when the Editable Quantity feature is enabled, as it's currently a pilot field and needs to be enabled by a ClickBank admin.

Max Purchase Quantity can be set to any value from 1-99, and works for all product types. If the field is not utilized, the default maximum amount is 99. Customers cannot purchase more than 99 of a product in a single transaction.

This image shows the product editor. Beneath the Mobile Pitch Page URL field is a new field called Max Purchase Quantity. The field contains buttons to increase or decrease the maximum purchase quantity, and an explanation that it sets the maximum quantity available for a single transaction.

Shipping and Handling

Shipping and Handling grows linearly and scales as the amount of product increases or decreases. For example, if Shipping and Handling on one product is $5, then two products will be $10, three will be $15 etc.

Compatibility With Other Features

Editable quantity is compatible with other ClickBank features, as described below.

Advanced Custom Order Form

Quantity can be editable on advanced custom order forms. You should keep in mind that new visual updates accompany this feature, and test extensively across all common browsers to ensure the visual display remains consistent across all scenarios when editable quantity is used. 

Multi-Line Transactions

With the standard paylink structure, only a single product can be specified and edited within a transaction. If you are interested in providing multiple products within a single transaction, you should use multi-line transactions (Cart). For example, here is a cart transaction with two products and editable quantity:

This image shows a cart order form with editable quantity. The left side of the order form shows the McAfee Secure verification image, the ClickBank guarantee, and the shipping information fields. The right side shows the order details, including the names of the two products, the current quantity for each product with plus and minus icons that the user can use to increase or decrease the quantity, the subtotal for each listed item, the total including tax, and details about future payments.

Multi-line transactions allow customers to purchase multiple products within a single order form visit and purchase. See the Cart: ClickBank's Multi-Line Transaction Platform article for more information. 

In order for quantity to be editable with a multi-line transaction, an additional parameter will need to be passed as part of the cbcart parameter. Additionally, the editURL needs to be passed within a line of JSON.

The default quantity displayed to the customer will be the quantity specified as part of the item description within the cbcart parameter. 

The same steps from the standard order form apply, including passing the quantity parameter, the edit functionality and the quantity limits. 

On Cart transactions, an item can be removed directly from the order form. By clicking "remove" the item will be grayed out and the change will be reflected in the total.

With the multi-line transaction cbcart JSON, "qty" parameter must immediately follow the "sky" parameter in the JSON. However, "editableQuantity" and "edit URL" can be in any order as long as they are placed consistently outside of the "item" list.

Coupons

Coupons can be used with editable quantity items.

For transactions involving an editable quantity of one product, the coupon is applied linearly and to each item purchased within the quantity specified. In the case of a multi-line transaction purchase when there are multiple times within the transaction, a coupon is applied to the single line item with the highest subtotal that the coupon is applicable for. The discount will be applied to each of the quantities specific for that line item.

For example, if a 50% off coupon is applied to a purchase of two copies of a $10 product, the discount will be $10 total (50% off each of the two items purchased).

Upsells

If you want to sell different quantities of a product in a PitchPlus Upsell Flow, you do not need the Editable Quantity feature to be enabled. You can use the current PitchPlus Upsell Flow payment link format to specify a quantity.

If Editable Quantity on the Order Form is enabled, then if a user is redirected to the order form during a PitchPlus Upsell Flow, they can edit the quantity for that step. The user is not normally redirected to the order form, so this will not occur unless some information is missing.

See the PitchPlus Upsell Flows article for more information about this feature.

Token Purchases

Editable quantity can be used with token purchases. You must specify the quantity to be purchased on the pitch pages presented to drive token purchases.

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