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How do I take deposits and payments online?

Ovatu can process online deposits and payments using Stripe or PayPal


Please note, Online Booking needs to be enabled before deposits and payments can be taken. [See How do I customise my Online Booking settings?]


To take deposits and payments online, you must first connect your PayPal, Stripe and/or Square account

How do I connect Online Booking with my PayPal account?

How do I connect Online Booking with my Stripe account?

How do I connect my Square account?

Then choose Online Booking > Settings and scroll down to the Payments section


Complete the required fields


FieldDescription
Enable Online Payments Select this checkbox to enable online payments
Deposit %Enter the % that you would like to charge as a deposit, for all Reservations
For no deposit required, set to 0, or leave blank
To override this for specific Services, see instructions for: How do I add a new Service?
Allow Pay in Full OptionSelect this checkbox to give Customers the option to pay in full
Allow Pay Later OptionSelect this checkbox to give Customers the option of not paying anything until they arrive for their appointment
Deposit Policy ContentEnter a message explaining your business online deposit policy
To include the calculated deposit amount in your message, use the placeholders: {amount} or {percentage}
If left blank, a default message will appear
Enable Card CaptureSelect this checkbox to capture Customer credit card details
This is a global setting and will apply to all Services (apart from 0 value services). It is possible to enable Card Capture for specific services only, see How do I add a new Service?
Please note: Card Capture is only available via Stripe
Card Capture Policy ContentEnter a message explaining your business card capture policy
If left blank, a default message will appear
Enable Payment Remainder RequestThis checkbox refers to invoices emailed to Customers. 
Select this checkbox to include an option for the Customer to pay any outstanding amount online

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