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How to accept WooCommerce deposits

Do you need to be able to accept WooCommerce deposits or partial payments on your online store? Yes? Good! You’re at the right place. In this in-depth guide we’re going to show you exactly how to accept WooCommerce deposits on your website.

Unfortunately, accepting deposits is not default WooCommerce functionality. That means that we’re going to need to install a plugin to be able to do this. Don’t stress though, there are a couple of plugins to choose from and we’ll guide you to the right plugin for you!

Step 1: Install the WooCommerce deposits plugin

As mentioned, you have a number of options available to you when choosing a deposit plugin. Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Simple WooCommerce Deposits from WP Geeks (coming soon)
  • WooCommerce Deposits from WooCommerce
  • WooCommerce Deposits – Partial Payments Plugin from CodeCanyon

In this guide, we’re going to use the WooCommerce Deposits plugin from WooCommerce. This is our current recommendation for a partial payment/deposit plugin. The steps that follow in this guide will be applicable to any of the above plugins, so don’t worry if you decide to go with another plugin.

WooCommerce Deposits Plugin

Install the plugin of your choice and then move on to the next step.

Step 2: Choose how you would like to apply the deposit (total order or specific product)

Now that you’ve installed the plugin, you need to decide how you’re going to apply the deposit on your online store. You really have two options here:

  1. Apply the deposit setting per product. This makes sense if you only want to allow certain products on your store to accept pre-payments or deposits on.
  2. Apply the deposit setting globally. This means that when a user is checking out, they will have the ability to pay a deposit on all the items in their cart, not just a specific product.

You should know, based on your business model, which of the above options to implement.

Step 3: Find the product and apply deposit settings (optional if doing per product deposits)

If you’ve decided on Option 2 in step 2, then you need to apply the deposit globally. You can do this by navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > Products >Deposits and adjusting the settings to your needs.

If you need to apply the deposit per product, then you need to adjust the settings on a individual product level. To do this, find the individual product from the Products menu on the sidebar. Select the product you would like to apply the deposit to, and adjust the settings in the Product meta data box.

We hope this guide was helpful to you. As always, if you have any specific questions, do feel free to reach out in the comment below and we will try our best to help you out.

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