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Letting your customers pay in installments will definitely boost the conversion rate of your WooCommerce store. However, WooCommerce does not have this feature by default. Therefore, you need to integrate WooCommerce partial payments with the help of third-party tools.
The easiest way to integrate the feature is by using plugins. It’ll be easy, and you won’t have to worry about codes and technical terms. Using the ShopEngine WooCommerce builder, you can integrate a partial payment system in five simple steps.
In this article, we will go through the entire process.
When a customer buys a product from a store, they pay the price of the product. Conversely, partial payment allows customers to deposit a portion of the price and later pay the due amount, completing the final purchase.
Therefore, once a customer has deposited a partial amount of the price, he can secure the order. This feature is highly beneficial for SaaS-based services, digital product subscriptions, booking services, etc.
When you’re selling high-ticket products in your store, people need flexibility when it comes to payment options. Because not everyone will have the same affordability, partial payment will provide flexibility to customers.
So, even if your products are expensive, customers will feel that they can afford the price. They will book the product by paying a certain amount and later complete the whole process, Rocket will boost the sales for the store.
You can easily integrate installment payments using Elementor and ShopEngine. ShopEngine is an Elementor Addons plugin dedicated to designing WooCommerce stores only. No coding or technical knowledge is required to use these plugins.
Partial payment or installment payment can work in two different ways. Traditionally, the customer can pay the first installment to confirm the order. So, the store owner will reserve that particular product for the customer. If the same customer pays the second installment, the store owner will ship the product.
Similarly, a store owner can also offer installment payment for cash on delivery. In this method, the customer has to pay the first installment through direct bank transfer and pay the next installment at the time of receiving the product.
For booking services it will be slightly different. A customer can book a service, room, dinner with partial payment and then complete the next installment on the spot.
Here are the steps you need to follow when adding the partial payment option to your WooCommerce store.
In the beginning, install the required plugins.
First, install the Elementor WordPress plugin and then install ShopEngine.
Now that you have ShopEngine installed on your WooCommerce store, you can easily enable partial payments. Go to the ShopEngine Plugin Dashboard and go to the Modules page. From the Modules list, navigate to the Partial Payment module and click on it to adjust the setting for your store.
First, enable the Partial Payment Module. Then set the type of partial payment. You can choose a fixed amount or a specific percentage for the partial payment.
Let’s say you’re offering a holiday sale and you want to set a 50% discount on all your products. Then set the percentage as 50%. ShopEngine also gives you the option to hide partial payments for specific payment methods.
However, you can also set the amount on the product page. There will also be other parameters, such as hiding or showing the partial payment option for a particular payment method.
In addition, the module settings will have default labels, which you can change to different text. For the partial payment option, type the text you want to appear as a label.
The unique feature here is the email notification system. You can set up automatic email notifications to remind customers about another installment. Set the frequency of email notifications. You will find it on module settings. Just enter the number, and that’s it.
Once you have set up the partial payment module, it is time to edit the page for a particular product. So, from the WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Products section and click on it. You will see all the products. Select the specific product from the product list in which you want to integrate partial payment. Select ‘Edit’ to edit the product page.
On the product page, mark the Partial Payment checkbox to enable it. Specify the type and amount of the partial payment. Update the product page, and partial payment will be allowed for that product. If you go to the store and land on the particular product page, you will see two options – Partial Payment and Full Payment.
Therefore, users can choose how to pay for that specific product. In the same way, integrate WooCommerce installment payments for any product from your store.
So, installment payment is now available for your chosen product. Visit the product page to know whether it is working properly or not. Visit your store and order a demo for that product yourself to check if everything is working flawlessly.
First, go to the product page. Select Partial payment option from the payment options. Add product to cart and go to checkout page. If you have done everything right, you will see the amount of 1st installment and 2nd installment on the checkout page.
If all goes well, congratulations, you’ve successfully set up partial payment for your WooCommerce store.
Everything is now done for your WooCommerce store. Update the product page, and WooCommerce installment payments will work for your store.
Check out ShopEngine’s other modules and widgets now. There are various advanced features that you can add to your WooCommerce store.
Are you wondering why we recommend ShopEngine and Elementor? Actually, there are dedicated plugins for integrating WooCommerce installment payments. But those plugins are only for one task.
ShopEngine is an Elementor based plugin in which you will get a complete WooCommerce package which includes:
Apart from the core features and modules, a few things that you should keep in mind is that ShopEngine is professionally coded and Regularly updateable with 24/7 technical support,
Let’s say you want to run flash sales, maintain pre-orders and backorders, and similar features. If you use plugins for each of these single features, the site will be heavy and take longer to load. As a result, it will affect the ranking position of the site on the search engines.
But with ShopEngine, the situation will be the opposite. In addition to partial payments, you’ll enjoy many advanced WooCommerce features such as flash sales, product comparison, currency switcher, backorder, and more. Since all these features will be in a single plugin, it will not affect the loading speed and SEO factors of the site.
With the above steps anyone can integrate WooCommerce installment payments, regardless of store type. Since ShopEngine gives ample scope for modifications, change it and check out the preview.
To build a good relationship with your customers, one must use the default email feature of the partial payment module of ShopEngine.
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