ClickBank vendors can enable editable quantities on the order form of their products. This feature allows customers to specify what quantity of the product they wish to purchase.
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.
How does the editable quantity feature work?
Once you have enabled the editable quantity feature, you can pass the "quantity" parameter via the payment link to make the quantity of the product visible to the customer.
The quantity parameter is formatted as follows, where # is the quantity:
ClickTip: If you have enabled the editable quantity feature and are using the "HTTPS" paylink format, the order form will always display the editable quantity field. If you wish to determine which paylinks pass the feature, you must use the "HTTP" paylink format.
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:
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.
ClickTip: 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
An additional aspect of the editable quantity feature is the optional Maximum Purchase Quantity field. This field lets vendors define the maximum quantity permitted for purchase in a single transaction.
Maximum Purchase Quantity can be set to any value from 1-99 and is applicable to any product type. If the field is not utilized, the default maximum amount is 99. Customers cannot purchase more than 99 units of a product in a single transaction.
Shipping and Handling
The shipping and handling fee 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.
If you plan to sell multiple physical products with different shipping locations or shipping costs, you can create multiple shipping profiles with different countries and shipping prices. Each product can only have one shipping profile.
By default, the customer pays the shipping charge per item, so increasing the quantity purchased increases the shipping charge. Alternatively, you can configure a shipping profile to use a flat rate, so customers pay the specified amount for shipping the product, regardless of the quantity purchased.
If an order includes multiple physical products, the shipping profile for each product is applied separately. For example, if you include two physical products in an upsell flow, you can use flat rate shipping for one product and normal shipping for the other.
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:
Multi-line transactions allow customers to purchase multiple products within a single order form visit and purchase.
ClickTip: CLICK HERE for more information on Cart: ClickBank's Multi-Line Transaction Platform.
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 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).
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.
CLICK HERE to see the PitchPlus Upsell Flow article for more information about this feature.