Deposits for Pre-Orders
The Woo Commerce Pre-Orders plugin allows you to charge an optional pre-order fee. Unfortunately, it is only charge on top of the regular product price and can’t be deduced from the full paiement. Because of that, this pre-order fee can’t be used as deposit.
One option would be to lower the product price so the product price + the pre-order fee equal the final product price. If the price is $100 and I want to charge $25 upfront, I could indeed set the price to $75 + $25 of preorder fee. That could work if the displayed price includes the fees, either $100 or $75 + $25. But it does not and the displayed price is only $75. The fees are only mentionned once in the product description: “This product has a $25 pre-order fee”. It therefore looks as hidden fees (that most clients despice) instead of simple deposit.
It is too bad because a real deposit feature would be a real upside for this plugin!
Thanks a lot for reading!
Last updated: October 18, 2017