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Zen Cart Make a Payment


Most ecommerce retailers always and only collect payment at the time of sale. But some operate differently. Is this you?
  • Do you make offline sales with terms?
  • Do you offer credit for some customers?
  • Do your customers need to make remittances to you?
  • Do you require deposits before final payment?
  • Do you take payments over the phone?
Then why not let your shopping cart collect payments?

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!    Let's get started!

Make a Payment on the Product Info Page

The customer sees Make a Payment like any other product, with text fields for the payment amount and any notes.

Zen Cart Make a Payment product


Make a Payment on the the Shopping Cart Page

Once Make a Payment has been purchased, it appears like any other product.

Zen Cart Make a Payment showing on shopping cart page


Make a Payment during checkout

The 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.

Zen Cart Make a Payment showing on checkout page


Make a Payment in Admin

Orders containing a Make a Payment product are flagged in the order list, as shown below.

Zen Cart Make a Payment in admin order list


Scope of Module

Make 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!    Let's get started!

Pricing: The price for this module is $300 plus installation and customization costs at my normal hourly rate for support clients.