Since receiving payments for products and services is a key goal for every business, it is vital to organize this process in a proper way. Therefore, we’d like to draw your attention to the Payment Restrictions module by Amasty. The extension lets you create various payment method rules and flexible payment conditions for certain products or even customers. Having installed the tool, you can restrict payment methods on the basis of shipping address, store view, customer group, or various product attributes, essentially improving the productivity of your payment process, multiplying business opportunities, as well as decreasing risks.
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Now, let’s describe Amasty Payment Restrictions for Magento 2 and 1 in more details. First thing we’d like to mention is a set of flexible restriction settings. Thus, The extension offers everything for creating flexible payment rules with various options. As an example, we can name the ability to restrict certain payment methods for customers from specified countries. As for trusted buyers, it is possible to provide them with unique additional options. For instance, you can allow bank transfer for the wholesale customers. Consequently, fine tuning your payment system, you will maximize its productivity.
The extension allows you to use product attributes as a basis for payment methods restrictions, so you can easily disable certain methods for cheap items or even products of certain materials. The same is about customer groups. As mentioned above, you can restrict certain groups as well as create privileged ones. Provide certain customers with such additional payment options as ‘cash on delivery’ or ‘check/money order’ and disable offline payments for not logged in visitors – both are possible with Amasty Payment Restrictions for Magento 2 and 1.
As for limitations on the basis of shipping, the module lets you utilize various shipping parameters (from country to zip code) as the base for your new restriction. Consequently, you will no longer dissatisfy your buyers with the ‘cash on delivery’ method that does not work in their region, but is visible among available payment methods.
Furthermore, Amasty Payment Restrictions offers a great opportunity to restrict payment methods on the basis of certain days and time, so you can easily turn off next day delivery for weekends or other days your store does not work.
And to make your restrictions even more precise, the extension enable you to use customer attributes as a basis of payment rules. Thus, it is possible to specify conditions for individual buyers via shipping address, customer group, date of registration, gender, etc.
It is also possible to apply restrictions to all products, backorders, or non backorders.
Another very useful feature of Amasty Payment Restrictions is represented by the ability to set restrictions for the admin panel, so you will eliminate cases when your managers apply payment methods that can’t be used for certain customers or situations.
And if you run several websites in different countries or for different customer groups, Amasty Payment Restrictions for Magento 2 and 1 allows you to use a store view to restrict payment methods. Now, when you know core features of the extension, let’s see how it works from the perspective of admin users.
All your payment restrictions are available in a grid that consists of 8 columns:
- Checkbox (select rules to apply mass actions to them: activate, inactivate, or delete);
- ID (each new rule gets a unique ID number);
- Status (you can see all inactive or active rules here);
- Name (a name that gave to the rule);
- Methods (all payment methods restricted by the rule);
- Customer Groups (groups of customers the rule is applied to);
- Store Views (store views the rule is applied to);
- Action (you can duplicate and customize each rule).
To add a new rule, you will have to work with 4 tabs of settings: Restrictions, Stores & Customer Groups, Days & Time, and Conditions.
In Restrictions, you should specify rule name, status, and methods you are going to restrict.
In Stores & Customer Groups, you decide whether to apply the rule in the admin area and choose stores and customer groups. For both options, you can select all options or leave fields empty to apply the rule to any customer group and store.
In Days & Time, you select days of the week and a certain time interval for the rule to be applied.
In Conditions, you can make the rule even more precise. The rule will be utilized only if specified conditions are met. Besides, you can choose orders that the rule will be applied to (all orders, backorders, or non backorders).
As you can see, Amasty Payment Restrictions for Magento 2 and 1 offers a set of flexible options that lets you create payment restrictions in accordance to even the most demanding ecommerce requirements. The extension can be used in a combination with Shipping Restrictions for better productivity. As for price of the module, it is $199 for the Magento 2 extension and $99 for thq Magento 1 tool.