December 28, 2010 at 11:12 am #2434
Can you think of a way for WP eStore to handle a customer wanting to make a payment for an amount that could vary for each customer?
I am working on a website for a contractor who wants to accept credit card payments. Since I have already purchased WP eStore, I naturally want to incorporate it into this website. This contractor has customers who would make a down payment on a job or pay the balance on a job via credit card.
What I am trying to figure out is the easiest way for the customer to pay an amount that most likely would be very specific for each individual customer.
I guess what I am looking for is a way to accept a payment where the customer enters the amount they wish to pay.
I know this might be a stretch for what WP eStore was created for, but I thought maybe within the WP eStore functions, there might be something that could allow this to happen.
I appreciate any feedback you can give.
Rich H.December 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm #27672amin007Participant
Not sure if this will meet your requirement but the eStore can be used to allow your customers to enter their own price for an item. This page will explain more:December 29, 2010 at 11:05 am #27673
I reviewed the information in the link you sent, and it looks very promising. That is a nice versatile option to WP eStore. I will let you know if I have any further questions.
Thank you for your help!
Rich H.January 18, 2011 at 12:20 am #27674
I am having trouble implementing your suggestion above. When I go to the tips and tricks page listed, it shows a check box for “Allow Customers to Specify a Price” which is suppose to be in the “Additional Product Details” section. I do not have this option in my version of WP eStore, which is Version v4.1.0.
Any further suggestions?
Thank you for your help!January 18, 2011 at 1:23 am #27675IvyMember
Hi, You are using an older version of the WP eStore. All you need to do is update your plugin. You can find more information about how to do this here:January 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm #27676
Updating to the latest version of WP eStore (Version v4.8.7), gave me access to “Allow Customers to Specify a Price” checkbox.
This option works great for allowing customer to make a non-standard payment, where the customer enters the amount they wish to pay.
In my case, setting up a payment method for a contractor who will have varying amounts due depending on what work was done is exactly what I needed to allow the contractor to take credit cards for all of his customers. He can even phone in the credit card information to his office while on a job, and the office staff can process the credit card through the website.
Thanks for the support!
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