OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees Extension – User Manual

1.0 Introduction

Most of the users believe that online payment methods are unsafe while shopping from an eCommerce store. As this involves sharing the details of payment cards, the majority of users find risk in transacting their product orders.

Knowband offers OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees extension which helps site admin to add a COD payment method at the checkout page for guest and registered users. Using this COD with Fee facility, the shopper has to pay an extra charge as delivery service for that product. They have to pay the order cost when the product is delivered in hands by the merchants or sellers. This COD additional amount is decided by the site owner from the backend of this Opencart extension.

1.1 Striking Features of OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees Extension

OpenCart Cash on Delivery plugin offers many customizable features which can be set as per business requirements. No coding or technicalities are involved in the implementation and creating ‘N’ number of COD profiles from the backend interface. Let us explore the striking features of this COD module one by one.

  • OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees extension charges an extra amount from the customer as delivery fees for the product.
  • Cash on delivery fees extension for OpenCart integrates a pay on delivery option for your site products.
  • Customers can pay the product cost along with COD charge when they get the product delivered in their hands.
  • The site merchants can create an unlimited number of COD rules or profiles which can be modified and deleted as per requirements from the backend of this OpenCart cash on delivery facility module.
  • With OpenCart Cash on Delivery with surcharge module, you can set the name of the payment profile.
  • The OpenCart COD option incorporated using this cash on delivery fees extension can be quickly enabled or disabled from the backend.
  • With OpenCart Cash on Delivery with surcharge module, admin can specify different terms and conditions for every COD rule or condition.
  • Admin can enable or disable any of the COD profiles from the backend of this Cash on Delivery With Fee extension.
  • Admin can set the type and value for the COD fee charged from the customer using OpenCart CoD with Fees module.
  • For percentage type COD charge, admin can set a base amount (with or without shipping ) on which the delivery charge is calculated.
  • With OpenCart cash on delivery with extra charges extension, admin can set a percentage amount which is calculated over the base amount.
  • With OpenCart Cash on Delivery with surcharge module, admin can specify the minimum and maximum order value upon which the COD will be calculated and charged from the customer.
  • With the help of OpenCart cash on delivery with extra charges extension, admin can enable COD with fee options for selected shipping or carrier methods.
  • This OpenCart COD with fee extension allows admin to select the location or country where they want to offer this cash on delivery with extra fee facility on product orders.
  • This COD with fee payment option integrated using OpenCart Cash on Delivery plugin is shown to selected customer groups including guest users and customers.
  • With OpenCart CoD with Fees module, an eCommerce site admin can choose a priority order or value for each of the COD profile. The highest priority COD rule will be executed on the frontend.
  • Using OpenCart cash on delivery facility module, admin can also set initial order status for every COD profile.
  • OpenCart Cash on Delivery plugin is multi-lingual compatible.
  • OpenCart cash on delivery with extra charges extension is multi-store compatible.
  • OpenCart Cash on Delivery with surcharge option is browser and mobile friendly.

2.0 Installation Guide of OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Surcharge Module

Before starting the installation process, you have to buy the OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees extension from the Knowband store. Once purchased, you will receive the following files on your registered email.

  • Source code of OpenCart CoD with Fees module in zipped file format.
  • User Manual of OpenCart CoD with Fees module.

Now in order to install this OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees extension on your online shop, follow the given steps:

1. Unzip the zip file. You will get the folders as shown in the image below.

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

2. Copy all the folders of the zip file in the Root Directory of OpenCart setup via FTP manager.

So, OpenCart Cash on Delivery plugin is now successfully installed and is ready to use at your store. Go to the admin menu and click on the extensions. Choose the Extension Type as Payment Methods. You will find a list of modules. Select the Knowband Cash on Delivery With Fee module.

3.0 Admin Interface of OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Surcharge module

Just after successful installation of OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees, you can create and configure the COD profiles as per your requirements. Navigate the settings in the given order: Admin Panel > Extensions > Payments > Knowband Cash on Delivery with Fee.

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

 

The simple to understand admin interface of OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees extension has been divided into two broad sections namely:

1. General Settings
2.Payment Profiles

Each of these sections have been discussed in detail below.

3.1 General Settings

The general settings of OpenCart cash on delivery facility module have been listed one by one.

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

  • Status: This option enables or disables the complete functionality of OpenCart Cash on Delivery plugin on the store.
  • Priority: This option allows you to set the priority of this module among other payment modules on the store.

3.2 Payment Profiles

Using OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees, admin can create as many payment profiles for their website. The below image shows the list of existing COD profiles which can be modified by clicking the ”Edit” button corresponding to the listing.

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

To add a new payment profile, click on the “+” button at the top right corner of admin panel. You will see the following fields as listed:

OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees

  • Status: Using this option, you can enable or disable the selected payment profile.
  • Name: This option will set the name for the payment profile.
  • Type: This option sets the type of COD fee charged from the customers. It can be fixed or percentage.
    If the “Type” field is selected as Fixed, then the following field is shown.

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  • Fixed Amount: This option sets the fixed COD fee amount which is charged from the customer upon product delivery. If the “Type” field is selected as Percentage, then the following fields are shown.

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  • Base Amount: Select the base amount type on which the COD charge will be calculated. The two options are: Order Total and Order Total Without Shipping.
  • Percentage Amount: This option sets the percentage amount which is calculated over the base amount.
  • Minimum Fee: This option will set the minimum amount of COD fee which will be charged from the customer. Set this value 0 to disable.
  • Maximum Fee: This option will set the maximum amount of COD fee which will be charged from the customer. Set this value 0 to disable.

Apart from these settings offered by OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees, some more common settings are offered for setting up a payment profile. Check below.

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  • Order Maximum Amount: This option sets the maximum product order amount which is required to apply COD with fee facility. A customer cannot apply COD with fee facility on an order value above this Order Maximum Amount.
    Note: Enter 0 to disable. This amount will be considered as including the shipping amount.
  • Order Minimum Amount: This option sets the minimum product order amount which is required to apply COD with fee facility. A customer cannot apply COD with fee facility on an order value below this Order Minimum Amount.
    Note: Enter 0 to disable. This amount will be considered as including the shipping amount.
  • Country: Using this option, admin can show and provide the COD with fee facility in selected regions or country.
    Note: Hold the CTRL button to select multiple countries. If no country is selected then COD with Fee payment method will be shown in all countries.
  • Customer Group: This option allows admin to select the customer groups where the Cash on Delivery with Fee mode is applicable. Guest and Registered users can avail the benefits of COD with Fee facility.

Note: Hold the CTRL button to select multiple customer groups. If no customer Group is selected then COD with fee method will be shown to all customer groups.

  • Carrier: You can select the carrier or shipping methods for which the COD with Fee module will be shown.
    Note: Hold the CTRL button to select multiple carriers. If no carrier is selected then the payment method will be shown for all carriers.

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  • Initial Order Status: This option sets the initial order status for the selected COD rule.
  • Priority: This option sets the priority of the COD rule or profile.

Note: The highest priority rule is displayed on the front to the customers.

At last, click on the “Save” button at the top right corner of admin interface in order to save the configured settings.

4.0 Front Interface of OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Extra Charges Extension

How can registered customers or guest users avail this facility? To use COD with additional charge facility on product orders, shoppers have to perform simple checkout for the product. They have to add the product to their cart and select the desired shipping method. Depending upon the type of shipping method selected by the user, OpenCart Cash on Delivery with Fees shows the payment methods as shown in the image below:

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Now, as the customer will select the COD with fee option, they will be shown the total order cost along with the surcharge as shown in the image below:

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Now, as the customer will confirm their “COD with fee” order, then they will get a confirmation email detailing the order price details including the COD additional charge.

A) Fixed Type COD Price Rule

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B) Percentage Type COD Price Rule

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