Once you’ve installed the plugin, you can configure your deposits as follows:
Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Deposits to update your settings.
Use this option to decide how to configure the deposit. Choose from:
- No – no products will have deposits enabled
- All Products – all products will have deposits enabled
- Some Products – specific products will have deposits enabled
- Entire Order – the entire order will have a deposit enabled
Choose what type of deposit – either a percentage of the product price or a fixed amount.
Enter a value here. If you have chosen ‘Percentage’ in ‘Deposit Type’, then this value will be the percentage value. Otherwise, it will be the fixed amount.
Default Payment Method
Choose whether the default payment method should be ‘Deposit’, ‘Pay In Full’ or ‘Deposit Only’.
If you choose either ‘Deposit’ or ‘Pay In Full’, the customer will be able to change the method when they add the product to the cart.
if you choose ‘Deposit Only’, the customer won’t have an option to pay the deposit or pay in full. Instead, they will automatically be charged the deposit when they check out.
Accepting Deposits for ‘Some Products’
If you choose ‘Some Products’ in ‘Accept Deposits’ above, you’ll need to specify each product individually if you want it to have a deposit. To do this:
- Edit the product
- Click the ‘Deposit’ tab in the ‘Product data’ section
- Check the ‘Enable deposits’ option
User Defined Options
You can allow users to define their own deposit amount.
User Defined Deposit
Check this option to allow the user to define their own deposit amount.
User Defined Minimum Amount
Enter the minimum amount that the user can pay as a deposit. This will prevent the user from defining very small amounts as their deposit.
Optional Part Payments
Check this option if you’d like to allow the user to split their outstanding balance into multiple smaller amounts. The user will be able to pay part of their outstanding balance and a new scheduled order will be created for the remaining amount.
Optional Part Payment Minimum Amount
Set a minimum amount that the user must pay off from their outstanding balance. When the remaining amount reaches this figure, the user must pay off all their outstanding balance and the order will be completed.
Pay In Full Discount
You can offer a discount to customers if they pay in full. Choose between applying a discount as a ‘Percentage’ or ‘Fixed’ amount.
Pay In Full Discount Amount
Set the value of the discount here. This will be applied as a percentage of the product/order total or as a fixed fee based on your choice above.
Pay In Full Discount Label
You can add an optional text to the ‘Pay In Full’ label to inform the user of the discount if you wish.
If you’d like to set a different deposit amount from the value defined in the main settings, you can enter a value in ‘Deposit amount’. This will override the value. Note that the deposit type, i.e. percentage or fixed, is not overridden.
You can schedule certain emails.
Scheduled Order Paid
Check this option to send the admin an email when a scheduled order has been paid.
Send Reminder Emails
Check this option to send the customer an email reminder. The date can be set globally or per product.
Define a period into the future, e.g 3 Months, when the outstanding balance should be paid after the order is placed. This only applies to deposits on the Entire Order. An email will be sent to user when this period elapses.
You can send an email reminder to users at a specified period before the outstanding balance is due. Set a date here, e.g. 2 Weeks.