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Micropay

Micropayments are pre-paid accounts that work only on your store site, similar to phonecards or giftcards. A customer can put in an initial amount and when it is used up, add more to it (if the"Add $5 to my MicroPay account" Product is published). Micropayments also save in merchant transaction fees by cutting down the number of transactions, since only adding funds to the MicroPay account (by the Customer if enabled) requires running a live transaction through a gateway - all other micropay transactions stay on your site.
 

Enabling MicroPay

  1. In the AspDotNetStorefront admin console, go to Configuration > Site Setup Wizard and check the box next to MICROPAY in the Credit Cards & Other Payment Methods section, then click Save.

  2. Go to Configuration > Settings, and search for 'Micropay'. Adjust the following settings: 
    Setting Name Description
    Micropay.ShowAddToBalanceLink    If true, the account page will show a link to the MicroPay product so a user can add to their balance. MICROPAY must also be enabled.

 

Managing MicroPay Balances



MicroPay balances can be managed in 2 ways: 

Administrators

Store administrators can change customer MicroPay balances through the Contacts > Manage Contacts page. Simply search for the customer whose balance you would like to edit, click on the Customer Name to edit the account, and change the value in the MicroPay Balance field.

This field is only displayed when MICROPAY is enabled.


Customers

Customers add more to their MicroPay balances by purchasing a product that shows up on the shopping cart page once this feature is enabled.

Allowing Customers to add to their MicroPay account relies on the "Add $5 to my MicroPay account" product that comes preloaded with the software (mapped to the Generic Mfg). We HIGHLY recommend that store admins do not remove this product entirely. If you do not intend to use MicroPay right away, simply unpublish the product so it can be reactivated later if needed.

If you want to use the MicroPay only as a "points" system, or internally, simply Unpublish the "Add $5 to my MicroPay account" product so only admins can add to customer MicroPay accounts.



Changing the name of MicroPay



As with much of the text throughout the storefront, you can easily rename MicroPay to your desired term, such as 'Loyalty Money', 'Customer Points', 'InStore Credit', etc.
Go to Content - Manage Prompts and search for the Value: Micropay and edit the prompts (string resources) to your desired terminology.


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