What is the purpose of the Payment Widget?
The Payment Widget allows you to collect money for a single product, service, donation or subscription. Each Payment Widget placed on your page represents a single product. This is an excellent alternative to the more robust store system if you have the need for simple solution. If you have many products, you may want to consider the Store Widget, with a full online shopping cart.
What types of products are supported?
There are three main types of products supported by this widget:
- Buy/Pay Now - use this type to sell a single product or instance of a service (a painting or a single visit from a landscaper). You may configure it to allow the buyer to enter their own amount, or to select from a set of amounts you specify. That would allow you to collect a down-payment, partial payment or allow them to put in any amount they desire.
- Donation - use this type to collect money for donation. You may configure it to allow the buyer to enter their own amount, or to select from a set of amounts you specify.
- Subscription - use this type to subscribe to a product or service on a recurring (weekly, monthly or yearly) basis (Wine of the Month Club or a Monthly Rent, for example). Once a subscription is started, payments are automatically processed at the specified time period.
How do I collect the money from the purchase?
You will need to create a Braintree Merchant Account and link it to your Payment Widget.