Pay by Link

Send payment links directly to your customers via email


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Have you ever thought that your can get a paid order just after sending your customer a link to buy it?

With the CS-Cart 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.

You can also send the link via Facebook or another social network with a private message to your customer.

If you have discussed all the details with a customer by phone, just place an order and send it via email. Without extra steps after clicking on the payment link your client will be automatically logged in and will be able to pay the order immediately.

To sum it up, with the CS-Cart Pay by Link add-on you’ll be able to:

  • Create payment links for orders;
  • Send the customer an invitation letter to view the order details;
  • Send the customer an invitation to pay the order;
  • Add payment links to invoices, email quotes and booking confirmations;
  • Avoid customers’ mistakes in orders;
  • Improve cash-flow by giving your customers a quick way to pay;
  • Enhance customer experience with a 'pay now' button in newsletters.

How it works

After you have installed the add-on go to Orders - View orders and select the order you want to send with a link.

There, you will see a new “Information by invitation link” block added with settings and 2 links — link to view the order details and a link to pay the order. If you want to place it anywhere, just copy and paste it wherever you want.

To send an invitation letter, go to Orders - View orders and select the order. Click the gear button at the top and select Send an invitation to buy.

This is how the email notification may look in the user’s inbox.

By clicking the View the order link, the user will see the order details.

By clicking the Pay the order link, the user will be redirected to the corresponding payment method page.

User Guide

Learn more about the add-on in our User Guide.


If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.

Product type:
  • CS-Cart
  • Multi-Vendor
  • 4.15.2
  • 4.15.1 SP1
  • 4.15.1 SP2
  • 4.15.1 SP3
  • 4.15.1 SP4
  • 4.15.1
  • 4.14.3
  • 4.14.2. SP1
  • 4.14.1 SP1
  • 4.14.2
  • 4.14.1
  • 4.13.3
  • 4.13.2
  • 4.13.1
  • 4.12.2 SP1
  • 4.12.1
  • 4.11.5
  • 4.11.4
  • 4.11.3
  • 4.11.2
  • 4.11
  • 4.10.x
  • 4.9.x
  • 4.8.x
  • 4.7.x
  • 4.6.x
  • 4.5.x
  • 4.4.x
  • 4.3.5
  • 4.3.x
  • 4.2.x

Pay by Link: Overview

Pay by Link: Installation

legend: [!] fixed  bug, [~] minor changes, [+] new functionality, [-] deleted functionality 


September 2022

v. 4.9.7

[fixed] Display of the payment link during the order editing is fixed

[changed] The add-on is adapted for CS-Cart v. 4.9.1

June 2021

v. 4.9.6

[fixed] Orders with no email display when linking is fixed

May 2021


[fixed] Incorrect formation of the link with multiple storefronts is fixed

April 2021


[added] The cs-cart version check is added for processing the request to database

[added] The bulk e-mail element is added to bulk_edit action list

December 2020

Version v4.9.0.2

[changed] The add-on has been adapted to the default Marketplace Performance Booster add-on

[changed] The add-on has been adapted to CS-Cart 4.12

October 2020

Version v4.9.0.1

[changed] Indexes were added to the pbl_payment_order_invitation table to improve add-on performance

[fixed] The address of the main domain was substituted into quick purchase links when buying from an additional storefront

March 2020


[!] The add-on name was not displayed in the upgrade packages. Fixed.


October 2019


[!] The link for the orders with Open status did not work correctly. Fixed.


February 2019


[+] The license and the update option via the upgrade center have been added.


October 2018


[~] A button to create a new link, even if the previous one used has been added.

[!] If there was an automatic link creation mode, then the links appeared in the status used. Fixed


September 2018


[+] The ability to create payment links for the Incompleted orders has been added. When a user clicks on the link of the Incompleted order, the satus of such an order changes to Open.


April 2018


[+] The ability to specify SEO parameter in the link for order view and payment has been added to the add-on settings.

[~] The link to view and pay the order are now generated shortened.

[!] The CSRF attack error appeared when creating PayPal payment link and clicking on it. Fixed.


September 2017


[~] The add-on became compatible with CS-Cart 4.6.2.


June 2017


[~] The Link for payment was removed for the add-ons containing a template.


May 2017

[!] PHP error after clicking the Pay link. Fixed.


December 2016


[!] Bugs in CS-Cart 4.4.2. Fixed


November 2016


[~] The add-on was adapted for 3.0.6 PROFESSIONAL


October 2016


[+] A privilege for the administrator to create links manually was added. 

[+] Product images were added to the Product details page and Invoices.



[+] Copy link button was added. 


September 2016


[!]  Payment gateway forbade credit card payments in live mode. Fixed. 


Earlier changes

[!] If an order was paid and the order page in the Admin panel was not renewed, two order statuses were shown after the user clicked the button "Create new". Fixed.

[+] The addon became compatible with CS-Cart 4.2.0.