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.
Learn more about the add-on in our User Guide.
This add-on is developed and published by Simtech Development Ltd., a CS-Cart developer. You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by the future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.
- 4.14.2. SP1
- 4.14.1 SP1
- 4.12.2 SP1
Pay by Link: Overview
Pay by Link: Installation
legend: [!] fixed bug, [~] minor changes, [+] new functionality, [-] deleted functionality
[fixed] Orders with no email display when linking is fixed
[fixed] Incorrect formation of the link with multiple storefronts is fixed
[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
[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
[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
[!] The add-on name was not displayed in the upgrade packages. Fixed.
[!] The link for the orders with Open status did not work correctly. Fixed.
[+] The license and the update option via the upgrade center have been added.
[~] 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
[+] 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.
[+] 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.
Versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
[~] The add-on became compatible with CS-Cart 4.6.2.
Versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
[~] The Link for payment was removed for the add-ons containing a template.
[!] PHP error after clicking the Pay link. Fixed.
Version 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
[!] Bugs in CS-Cart 4.4.2. Fixed
[~] The add-on was adapted for 3.0.6 PROFESSIONAL
[+] 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.
[!] Payment gateway forbade credit card payments in live mode. Fixed.
[!] 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.