I am building an online rental business and I am kinda trying to figure out how to set a rental payment like someone rents an item from my store and if the returned item is damaged - charge a retail price and if the item is not returned - charge again some price. How would be the best approach for creating this payment?
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Elias here with Shopify Support. Thanks for reaching out!
For online bookings or rentals we recommend using a third-party app as they will allow your customers to pay the cost based on the duration they are renting for. This allows your customers to choose when they are booking the rentals without conflict. I’ve handpicked a couple for you to try out.
If you require support with these apps, you can always reach out to the developers directly through the contact information found in the Support section of their app pages.
More commonly, we see stores collect a deposit (outside of Shopify) when customers pick up their rental. This is to ensure that the item gets returned or taken care of. If by chance someone accidentally damages the item, you can keep the deposit or manually send an invoice to them. That said, if you are leaning towards invoicing them, you can create draft orders to collect the payments.
If you run into any issues or have any more questions regarding this topic, feel free to reply to this thread and I’d be happy to help. - Elias