Payment Restrictions | v1.3.2
Accepting payments lays at the core of every business, therefore it’s absolutely necessary to properly organize this process. With Magento Payment Restrictions you can create flexible rules to properly manage the access to your payment methods.
Specify to which products the rule should be applied
Sometimes it's necessary to limit payment methods per products to prevent losses. For example, it doesn't make sense to use certain payment gateways for small orders due to comparatively high processing fees. Also, it’s quite risky to provide new customers with an option like 'cash on delivery'. Nevertheless, it makes sense to give the additional payment options like wire transfer for wholesale customers, who place large orders. With the module you will be able to fine-tune your payment system and maximize its output. It's possible to apply each created rule to:
- All products;
- Backorders only;
- Products that are in stock and can be ordered right now;
Set restrictions based on purchase history and cart attributes
You can apply Magento payment method limitations based on order subtotal, weight and products quantity. For instance, you can disable 'checkout' for orders worth less than $5 if you lose about $1 on payment processing. You can also set restrictions based on the users’ purchase history like the number of completed orders and total sales amount.
Restrict usage of Magento payment method per product attributes
All product attributes are available for restriction conditions. You can block 'check' method for products from a category with cheap items or for products of a certain manufacturer.
Use customer attributes to set up payment conditions
Set up special conditions for individual customers when you create a payment rule. Various attributes like customer group, date of user registration, date of birth, gender, name and many others are at your service.
Limit use of payment methods by customer groups
Many store owners have privileged groups of customers. Now it is possible to grant extra payment options for such customers, e.g. 'cash on delivery'. Vice versa you can block offline payment methods for not logged in customers.
Create payment limitations based on shipping informationUse parameters such as country, state or province, city, text in address line (e.g. PO Box), zip code, shipping method for restrictions. Let's say you operate from Virginia. It won't make sense to allow 'cash on delivery' method in Alaska, so you can block the method for distant provinces, where you don't deliver.
Apply payment restrictions both on the front end and in the admin panel
You can set restrictions in the admin panel as well. Specify settings for each rule to avoid admins' mistakes in case they forget to suppress certain magento payment gateways for some customers or situations.
Conditions "starts from" and "ends with"
This condition is especially useful for zip codes: specify a restriction and apply it to all zip codes starting from '123' or ending with 'XYZ'.
Set restrictions for back-ordered items
For example, you can block PayPal payments for backorders, as obviously a customer can't be charged for products that are out of stock.
Restrict payment methods by customers' personal data and order history
With a combination of Payment Restrictions and Special Promotions Pro you can apply restrictions to individual customers. For example, you have a customer who takes a long time to send funds by wire transfer. You can block a 'wire transfer' method for him/her by specifying email, name, id or even date of birth. Or vice versa you can reward customers with a great order history. Give 'purchase order' or 'cash on delivery' to people, who have previously spent more than $1000 at your website and placed at least 3 orders.
Please, note! Restrictions based on customers' personal data and order history are available only if you have Special Promotions Pro extension.
Restrict payment methods by store view and website
This region based payment option can be very useful when you have a separate website or a store view for each region or a customer group.
Block payment methods based on order information
Restrict specific payment methods for orders with particular average order value. It's also possible to limit payment methods by an order status as well as by the number of days after order placement.
Do NOT apply restrictions with specific discount rules or coupons
With this option you can decide whether to apply restrictions when discount rules or coupons are active. You can motivate customers to make purchases by allowing them to choose any comfortable payment method in addition to a discount offer.
Restrict certain payment methods by week days
Now you can choose particular days of the week to restrict payments according to your rule settings.
Include taxes and discounts into subtotal
This is a useful option when you would like to create restrictions based on subtotal. For instance, a rule limits ‘check/money order’ method for purchases with subtotal over $100. A customer buys a product worth $120 and applies 10% coupon. When this option is active, the rule won't be applied to such order, as subtotal after the discount will be less than $100.
Apply payment restrictions for custom regions
Now you can combine countries and create custom areas; any limitations can be applied to all of the selected countries with just one rule.
In case you need to add some extra payments, you can check out this Extra Fee extension.
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I have a suggestion to make this extension a bit better. It happens from time to time that we need to test checkout without a credit card. So in that case we need to enable payment method from specified IP addresses. So only the owner of the shop could pass a checkout without payment. It would be great if you could add such functionality to the module, guys.
We like the extension because it worked in the way we didn’t expect it to work. We have a large shop and ship worldwide so we have lots of payment methods. When the customer sees lots of them and also methods that are not available in his country he gets confused. So we restrict the methods and we noticed that the conversion on the step of payment rose a little bit and it was a pleasant surprise.
All in all the extension has a great number of useful features which can suite for different cases, which can appear in eCoomerce.