How can I accept payments and/or deposits on my website?
Here are a few different ways:
1. Variable Amount Text Box
This customer has a form textbox where they can key the dollar amount.
Pros - This system can take a variety of down payment options in case the amount varies.
Cons - The downfall is customers could mis-key the amount.
2. Drop-down with Product/Amount
Pros - They customer can't change the amount and see's how much the down payment is with each product.
Cons - The customer could select the incorrect drop-down amount.
3. Add to Cart Button
Pros - They customer can't change the amount.
Cons - If you change the down payment often in could be annoying.
4. Variable Amount with Optional Terms of Service Checkbox
This customer has a form textbox where they can key the dollar amount and a checkbox for accepting the terms of service.
Note - You must write the terms of service or have your lawyer write a terms of service for you.
Example - http://www.stillwatersranch.com/payment/
5. Custom Form Options Linked to PayPal
This customer has custom options so he can keep track of who paid, when they are coming and more.
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