Zen Cart Make a Payment
Most ecommerce retailers always and only collect payment at the time of sale. But some operate differently. Does this describe your business?
- I make offline sales with terms
- I offer credit for some customers
- My customers need to make remittances to me
- I require deposits before work/delivery is initiated
- I take payments over the phone
Make a Payment lets customers specify the amount of their payment and check out using your existing payment processing options.
This software is offered to my support clients only. Pricing details here.
Come work with me and I'll help you!
Make a Payment on the Product Info PageThe customer sees Make a Payment like any other product, with text fields for the payment amount and any notes.
Make a Payment on the the Shopping Cart PageOnce Make a Payment has been purchased, it appears like any other product.
Make a Payment during checkoutThe Make a Payment product is processed differently, so customers must not have any other products in their cart when making a payment; if they do they are returned to the shopping cart with an error message.
The Make a Payment product is created as free shipping, so the Shipping page is bypassed. On the payment page, order total modules are skipped, and only payment modules which do online payment processing are shown.
Make a Payment in AdminOrders containing a Make a Payment product are flagged in the order list, as shown below.
Scope of ModuleMake a Payment does not manage invoices or accounts receivable; it only facilitates payment. Your customers must have the details on how much they owe you, and you must track their payments. (Adding this information to your cart could certainly be done as a separate project; it's just not included in Make a Payment.)
Make a Payment Orders are marked with a flag so that they can be excluded from exports, reports, order total modules, etc. as needed. For example, if you use Frequency Discounts, you would want to exclude these orders from your total calculations.
Make a Payment is offered to my support clients only. (Why?) Would you like to make it easier for customers to pay you using Make a Payment? Come work with me and I'll help you!
Pricing: The price for this module is $300 plus installation and customization costs at my normal hourly rate for support clients.