With the Pay by Link add-on, you can easily create payment links and deliver them directly to your customers’ inbox. All you need is to create an order, copy the order’s link in your admin panel, and send it automatically with an invitation letter containing a link to view and pay the order. The Pay by Link add-on provides you with new abilities:
create payment links for orders;
send a customer an invitation to view the order details;
send a customer an invitation to pay the order (for some payment methods);
avoid customer’s mistakes in orders;
improve cash-flow by giving your customer a quick way to pay;
enhance customer experience with a ‘pay the order’ or’view the order’ button in emails.
To learn how to use the new functionality, follow the quick and easy steps below.
This add-on is developed and published by Simtech Development Ltd., a CS-Cart developer. You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.
Install the Pay by Link add-on on the add-ons list page (Add-ons → Manage add-ons). Click the + button in the top right corner, select an archive, and click Upload & install. You can now find the installed add-on in the list of installed add-ons, just make sure it is set to Active.
Here are available settings of the Pay by Link add-on:
License key—Enter the license key to activate the add-on. You will receive this key in the order confirmation email. You can also see license keys for all your purchased add-ons in your HelpDesk account.
Use a SEO link—Use the short format of links. Compare the long format: your_domain/index.php?dispatch=pay_by_link_invitation.pay_order&invitation_id=x with the short one: your_domain/pay-by-link/x.
SEO parameter for order view—Specify the parameter in the SEO link for Link to view. The value should be entered without spaces. For example, if you add v in that field, the link will look like this:your_domain/v/xxx. The Use a SEO link setting should be enabled.
SEO parameter for order payment—Specify the parameter in the SEO link for Link to pay. The value should be entered without spaces. For example, if you add p in that field, the link will look like this:your_domain/p/xxx. The Use a SEO link setting should be enabled.
Use the link for payment—Create a direct link to the payment gateway to pay for the order. Note that Link to pay is not available for all payment methods.
Do not create links automatically—Links to orders will not be created automatically.
Pay incompleted order again—Allows paying the order again by the link with the Incomplete status. Clicking the link will change the order status to Open.
Navigate to Orders - View orders and select the order.
On the opened order details page, find a new Information by invitation link block with two short links:
Create new button—Create a new link to view and a link to pay; previous links will become inactive.
Disable button—Disable links for this order.
Status—Two options: Active - links to view and to pay are active, the order is not paid; Used - the link is used.
Link to view—A link to view the order details.
Link to pay—A link to pay for the order.
The Link to pay is created only for external payment methods which use cc_outside.tpl. Check the template for your payment method on the Administration > Payment methods page in the payment method properties.
If the payment method uses another tpl, the Link to pay will not be created and the customer will not get this link in the email.