If you require payment from your respondents to download their personalized PDF report after completing your survey, you have to set up a second survey where the respondents will complete the payment and then download their report.
This guide will teach you:
1. Create a new survey and set up PayPal
Create a new survey where you will redirect the respondent for the payment. At the intro screen add a prefilled intro Text- Single Line field and write the value Session Signature.
The value Session Signature permits the system to identify who is the respondent that completed the survey and wants to pay to download the report!
Add only one question to your new survey. From the question types list, select the PayPal question and then follow the steps of our PayPal help guide to set it up, so the respondent can complete the payment. Alternatively, you can use Stripe. Take a look at this guide to set it up.
After completing the PayPal or Stripe setup, the final step is to add the PDF report that the respondent will download. To do that, copy the Download link that is located at the Share tab.
Then paste it at the Download button at the final screen.
Replace the *|session_signature|* variable at the PDF link, with the *|intro_field1_response|*.
Now that you have completed the creation of your new survey, it is time to copy its link and go back to the original survey. To copy the link, go to your questionnaire's Share tab and click the Copy button.
2. Redirect the respondent to the payment screen
Since you successfully created your new survey, it is time to link it with your original survey! Paste the new survey link you copied before at the Final button of your original survey final screen. Now add the pre-filled URL parameter
/?cf1=*|session_signature|* after the link you just pasted, as you see at the picture below.
With this button now you can redirect the respondent to your new survey.
You can also place this link in your outcomes instead of the final page with a custom button. Take a look at our custom button guide to learn you can do that.
Now when a respondent completes your survey, he will see a screen like this one.
When he will click the download button, he will be redirected to the second survey, where he will see the payment screen.
After the payment is complete, the respondent will be able to download his report!