By going to Settings =>Payment =>Offline Methods in the Left Hand Navigation menu, you can begin setting up your store's Offline Payment Methods.
Offline Payment methods are essentially payment methods that do not require the payment to go through at the time of purcahse. Instead, payment is collected at a later time, and the order is fulfilled after the payment is processed.
Some types of Offline Payment methods include:
- Money Order
- Purchase Order/Invoicing
Since the payment is not collected in real-time, Offline Payment Methods serve the purpose of allowing the shopper to proceed with the full checkout process and create the order so that it can be fulfilled at the time of collection.
By default, your 3dcart store will have two Offline Payment methods pre-created for you. These are:
- Money Order
Allows the shopper to pay with a money order that they deliver to you separately after placing their order. Orders paid with this method will automatically land in your store's "unpaid" status queue in order to process the order after payment is received. This default payment method can be edited to include your mailing address for where the money order should be delivered.
- No Payment Necessary
This is a special offline payment method that is created for you for situations where there is no transaction needed on the order. It is set to appear only for orders that fall between $0.00 and $0.00 meaning that there is no payment needed on the order. This is useful for orders that are paid with store credit or gift certificate or perhaps for orders paid with reward points.
You are free to edit these existing offline payment methods as you wish, or add additional ones as needed.
Note: If you create additional offline payment methods, please remember to set their "Order Status" to unpaid so that you or your staff don't inadvertently process an order paid with an offline method until you verify that the funds have been received.
More information on creating and using Offline Payment Methods can be found in our knowledgebase article located here.