NOTE: this article refers to features associated with Submittable's New Form Engine, and may or may not be applicable to your organization's account. Please see this article to determine which form engine your organization is using. If you are looking for instructions on how to set submission fee(s) using our Original Form Engine, please view this article.

Submittable enables organizations to automatically charge fees that are calculated according to how a form is filled out, and what a submitter has selected throughout the form. For example, if you're offering an optionally variable number of submissions for your contest or call, you may want to charge a base fee for the first submission, along with additional fees per each added entry. Smart Fees may be applied to both Initial and Additional Forms.

To add smart fees, follow these steps when building your form:

  1.  Set a base fee in the Add Submission Fee area that appears at the top of the form.  This fee will be the minimum charge for any submission.

Several other form field tools now offer the option to attach a fee that will automatically calculate according to the field entry. The form field tools that have the option to include additional fees are Dropdown List, Single Checkbox, Multiple Response, Single Response, and File Upload.

Add Fees to a Dropdown List

1. Drag a Dropdown List into your form.

2. Click Field Options at the bottom of the field.

3. Check the Add Payment box.

4. For each option, you can enter an accompanying fee and select the currency type.

5.  Fees can be collected in Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Francs, Euros, British Pounds, New Zealand Dollars, U.S. Dollars, or Chinese Renminbi Yuan. Note: Forms only support the use of one currency. Changing the currency for any selection will update the currency for all payment fields in the form.

Add Fees to a Single Checkbox

  1. Drag a Single Checkbox field into your form.

  2. Enter your text into the text area next to the checkbox.

  3. Click Field Options at the bottom of the field. Check the Add Payment box.

  4. Enter the amount to be charged if the box is checked.

  5. Enter any Additional Information into the box provided to explain the purpose of the checkbox field.

Add Fees to a Multiple Response Field

  1. Drag a Multiple Response field into your form.

  2. Complete the field with text entries for the fields' checkboxes.

  3. Click Field Options at the bottom of the field. Select Add Payment.

  4. Enter the amount to be charged per each checkbox selection.

Add Fees to a File Upload

  1. Drag a File Upload field into your form.

  2. Click Field Options at the bottom of the field.

  3. Select the number of files allowed for upload. You have the option to allow up to 74 files per field.

  4. Enter the amount to be charged per file uploaded to the field.

  5. Enter the amount of payment required for each uploaded file.

You can also use Submittable's Form Logic feature in conjunction with Smart Fees to create dynamic tier-structured pricing. For example, you can create scaling fee discounts for variable amount(s) of file uploads. In the screenshot below, Form Logic is being used to create discounted pricing structures for 1-2 files, 3-5 files, and 6-10 files.

When submitters are done filling out a form, their final payment amount will be calculated according to their responses and they will be presented with payment summary at the bottom of the formthat looks like this.


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