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Setting up Downpay with Variant and Options apps

How to use variant and options apps with Downpay

When selling made to order products, you may be using a product options app to add customization variants and potentially charge extra fees depending on the options that are selected. In this case, you may want to collect a deposit for the core product and all of the options selected. This guide will teach you how to set this up.

Compatible options apps

These are our top 3 recommended options apps that work well with Downpay. There are many more that work, we just find these ones very reliable.

Dynamic Product Options
Infinite Options
Bold Product Options

Most apps that allow you to assign a product option to variant that already exists in your store will work with Downpay.

Any app using draft orders on the backend to add options to the cart and checkout to charge the extra fees will not work with Downpay at this time.

If you'd like us to run some tests on a particular options app you are using, please contact us and we'd be happy to help!

Steps to enabling Downpay deposits for products with options

If you are just using Shopify's variants without added extra fees, Downpay will calculate the correct totals.

If you are using options apps to add extra fees, follow these instructions

Requirement Your store must be directing customers to the full cart page prior to checkout and the Downpay Cart Embed must be enabled in order for Downpay to calculate deposits on product options.

Set up your options in the app you have chosen

Set up your Downpay purchase option and enable the theme product and cart theme blocks. For 2.0 themes, use this guide. For legacy themes, use this guide.

Add the main product and all of the options products it has into the same Downpay deposit purchase option

Test adding the main product and a few paid purchase options and navigate to the cart page to view the subtotal calculations.

If you are using a cart side drawer and customers are not being directly to the cart page and have Downpay's cart embed enabled before checkout, Downpay will be unable to calculate deposits on the add on products.

Hide deposit option on individual product pages of the options

If you do not want to see deposits on the specific option's product page, you can easily move the options to a new product template for any 2.0 themes.

Follow Shopify's guide for this feature.

Updated on: 12/02/2024

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