Learn how Quo Agency helped Outdoor developing an eCommerce system that would allow their customers to pre-order now, being charged a fixed initial payment, and have the remainder amount authorized on their cards for it to be automatically collected months later when the product ships nearby the season.
Outdoor’s business strategy and product nature requires them to work with pre-orders. By default, no out of the box system would fit their needs, mainly because of the time limit of less than a month that most card companies allow retailers to pre-authorize a purchase amount, meanwhile Outdoor will charge the second installment several months after. Additional challenges came to the equation in the field of shipping costs and taxes calculation: Outdoor required to include these into the total cost, after being estimated based on the customer address. However, the initial installment was to be fixed, so shipping costs and taxes were to be passed on to the next payment and the card to get such an amount authorized via a FoxyCart one-term subscription. That meant, once more, that non traditional out of the box solutions would do.