Purchase Orders

A purchase order (PO) allows customers to pay for purchases with prior authorization by referencing the PO number. During checkout, the customer is prompted to enter the purchase order number as the method of payment. PO Number can also be automatically generated on checkout.

Add Purchase Order To Payment Methods

In your Admin Panel, hover over Set-up and select Payments.

Scroll down and click View More Payment Methods from the top right. Then, select the Purchase Order method and click Add Payment Methods.

Scroll to the Purchase Order section and click Set-up.

Enable And Configure Purchase Order

On your configuration page, set Enabled to Yes. Then, configure the following settings:

Title

Select a name for your payment gateway that appears on the front end.

New Order Status

Select a status for each order paid with cash.

Payment from Applicable Countries

Select All Allowed Countries to place no country restriction on purchase orders. Select Specific Countries to restrict purchase order payment to individual countries. Hold Command (Mac) or CTRL(PC) to select multiple options.

Minimum and Maximum Order Total

Set the minimum and maximum currency value for orders purchased with a purchase order.

Sort Order

Enter a numeric value to determine the order your payment option appears.

Auto-Generated PO Numbers

Purchase Order numbers can be automatically generated on checkout by enabling the Automatic PO# setting. You can specify a Prefix like "PO-" and set the next PO number (8-digit minimum). Since the field will not be displayed for the customer to enter a PO #, you can enter a message for the user to see where the form field used to be.

Customer Group Automatic PO Number

When enabled, the same settings are available in Customers > Groups (see below) so you can have different PO Numbers for each Customer Group.