The request for payment plug-in provides the ability to e-mail a request for payment via e-mail. For PayPal users who got used to send a request a payment, or for users of Google invoicing this plug-in will help to shave-off that extra percentage when using their service. This plug-in was built with service based items in mind for companies to send, monitor and track invoices.
The invoice plug-in utilizes BV Commerce built-in mechanism and user friendly interface. The plug-in looks and feel is similar to how your “New Order” section works. The entire process is built on a three simple step process:
1- Pick a product
2- Pick recipient (pick an existing user or create a new user for whom you want to send the invoice).
3- Place Order!
When picking a product you can either browse to pick a product, update quantity and or add line items. When picking a recipient you can pick an existing user or create a new user for whom you want to send the invoice. Optionally, you can provide customer instructions and or apply a promotional code.
Once you place the order, an e-mail goes out to the recipient. The mail will include an invoice with a break-down of the line items, and a “Pay Now” button link to where client can use to pay online. Notice that the link will log client in to their individual account and any information previously entered will show, this will save users time in re-entering their information.
In parallel to the recipient e-mail, an order is placed in the system’s Order Manager section and inputted with Status: In process, and Payment Status: Unpaid. Since this is a non shipping product, shipping is mark Shipped.
Once recipient pays, an order receipt will be sent to admin (similar process of receiving an order) and status of order will be changed to Paid and Complete. In case admin would like to track the outstanding invoices, a new report is located in the Report section under “Request For payment” This report will show all pending requests which have not been paid. Columns can be sorted by Order #, Total and Date. For each pending invoice, Admin have the option to resend the request payment simply by clicking the corresponding “Email” button.
Simple and powerful!