You can choose different payment options for different types of transactions at Site Settings > Customize Your Site > Payments/Credit Card. The payment options you've specified will display in a dropdown menu on each payment screen with the default option specified displaying first.
The chart below shows the payment options available for each transaction venue.
Credit cards can be processed through the software using one of the supported internet payment gateways. Processing credit cards through the software allows cards to be vaulted for future charges and easy payment during online transactions and check-out after your event.
eChecks provide a secure, one-time direct transfer from a bank account for online transactions.
Checks can be accepted for any in-person transactions. An optional field is provided for noting the check number.
Cash can be accepted for any in-person transactions. In addition, you can also enable a feature to allow cash payments for incidentals (such as drinks or raffle tickets) during your gala event to allow guests to pay as they go rather than charging all purchases to their bidder number.
Custom Payment (Pay Later)
This is the option to provide if you do not want to require supporters to pay by credit card or eCheck in order to complete their online transaction. The name you've given the Custom Option will display in the dropdown menu (default = Pay Later). When selected, it will display the instructions you have provided for delivering an offline payment on the screen (and invoice) then allow the order to be completed with a "Waiting for Customer Payment" status. When you receive the offline payment, your team will need to record the check/cash/account payment on the order to make it paid/complete.
Custom payments are not available with Acorn subscriptions.
When enabled, the External payment method is added to the dropdown menu on all payment screens used by your team to record offline payments processed outside the software (via Square, a bank provided terminal, debit to a school account etc). Adding an External payment to an order marks the order as paid and allows a receipt to be provided. An optional field is provided for adding a reference note.
External payments are not available with Acorn subscriptions.
Pay at Event
This option is available for ticket sales only. It can be added to the payment options for online ticket sales for events with a tradition of rsvp'ing in advance, but paying for all purchases on the night of. Note: Pay at Event is always an available option for your team entering tickets internally.
Pay at Event for online ticket purchases is not available with Acorn subscriptions.