A second stage payment can be configured to collect any additional payment on entries that have already been submitted.
Important: in order for second stage payments to function properly, it is crucial you follow the order in which these steps need to be completed.
Set up the price(s)
In the Manage workspace, go to Settings > Payments > Prices
Click New price
Add a relevant title(ex. ‘Balance amount’ or ‘Second stage fees’)
Note: this price name will be visible to entrants.
Open the Type drop-down and select Tag
In Tags field, type a new tag name or select from an existing tag--only entries with this tag will receive the notification to make the payment
Add the amount for each supported currency
If more than one amount is required, you will need to configure an additional price for them.
Set up notification
From the Manage workspace, navigate to Settings > Communications > Notifications
Select the checkbox corresponding to the 'Entry submitted' notification
Open the Action drop-down
Note: you can also create a new notification, but a copy will provide relevant content and merge fields.
Click the notification's subject
Open the Trigger drop-down and selectEntry tagged
Type in the same tag name as set up in the price section above
If desired, choose whether this notification is for all categories or just some using the Categories radio buttons
Make any desired updates to the email's subject and body, taking care to include a reference to the additional payment
Important: to learn about regional regulations and limitations association with SMS, check out our dedicated guide: SMS limitations.
In the Manage workspace, go to Entries
Click the box next to the entry/entries you want to send this payment information to
Open the Action drop-down and select Tag
Type in the exact same tag as used in the price and notifications
Click Tag to apply
Important: the 'Entry tagged' notification is triggered as soon as the tag is applied. This is why it is important the notification and price are set up and finalised before the entries are tagged.
On the entrant view, a button will be displayed below the tagged entry. It will read 'Pay <price title>'. Clicking this button will take them to the cart where they make the payment. An order is generated in the same way as the entry fee payment.
The notification can be used one at a time with different tags.
Note: only one tag-related price can be applied to an entry at once. If two or more tag-related prices are applied to an entry, the entrant can only pay for one at a time.