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Credit card fee vs pay-by-check discount

Replies: 3 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Jul 14, 2017 3:42 PM by: BlueMtnCabins
BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Credit card fee vs pay-by-check discount

is there any way to add a percentage based CC fee (or percentage based discount - either will work) based on whether traveler selected "pay by credit card" or "pay by check"?
CC fees are legal in my state.
I would like to be able to add an optional line item :pay by check/bank transferdiscount" that travelers can select (like it used to be for travel insurance) and if they select it, it can deduct a percentage based amount from total.
this would be applied rent and cleaning fee only (not to deposit) amounts.

or conversely, add a percentage based amount if they choose CC payment.

or is there any other way to set up quotes to achieve the same? or I have to add manual item to quotes?
TIA

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: Credit card fee vs pay-by-check discount

There isn't currently a way to do an automatically applied surcharge/discount based on payment method. We've had several requests and thought about how to implement it, but the problem is the checkout flow right now. The guest doesn't choose a payment method until the end, after the amount has been finalized and renter agreement signed, so it would seem weird to jump an additional fee on them at that point.

What you can do is to create an add-on that the guest can select on the first page, next to travel insurance. Here's an article on how to set that up: https://www.ownerreservations.com/blog/add-ons-are-here--also-known-as-optional-surcharges

Add-ons are only surcharges right now, so you could do (say) a 3% credit card fee which the guest would select on checkout. There's no validation on that, though, so theoretically a guest could not select the fee and then use a credit card later. But you can always add the charge to the booking later -- at least this way it is shown to the guest and they've got the option to pick it.

Will that work?

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: Credit card fee vs pay-by-check discount

I can try but most likely they will never select it....

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