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On 8/29/2023 at 6:09 AM, howtodiehappy said:

Customers must pay a 50% deposit on booking...Can I add the option using standard commerce tools?

There isn't a specific 'deposit' feature in Squarespace, but some merchants use service products as a workaround. You can create a service product for the deposit to allow you to accept partial payment. In the product settings, you can change the "Add to cart" caption on the button to "Pay deposit".

When collecting the final 50% you can send your customer a link to a separate, hidden product that represents the remaining balance. If required, you can change the "Add to cart" caption to "Pay balance".

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Paul, I'm fairly sure you've just nailed what a SquareSpace advisor totally failed to see earlier on today! 

I like this, as it makes for a smoother UX. The advisor's suggestions were:

  1. Add the deposit as a variant (this would mean there are four variants (single room 50% twin room 50%, etc.);
  2. Add more products (so the deposit was a product).

Both feel beyond clunky and confusing to customers. 

I reckon I can make your suggestion work; thank you, brother!

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