For draft orders one can send a checkout link via email that will allow the client to enter payment details for the order. I would like to use this functionality for normal orders. Is this possible?
Just a little background, we create orders via the orders api with no payment details. Once certian checks are done we would like to send a link to the client to pay for the order.
Yes, you can definitely do this with draft orders. With the Create an Order feature you can build a custom order and email it to the customer so they can enter their billing details and checkout with the order. Here is our Doc on Creating Orders if you want to have a look through! https://docs.shopify.com/manual/your-store/orders/create-orders
I get orders from Japan often and so many of them contact us via Instagram. Most of the Japanese do not know their email address and it's just a pain for them either create on or find the address. I guess they use their phone numbers. Anyways I would like to know if we are able to send a link for the draft orders we create. I tried using the url that is sent out but that didn't work. I cant send it to their phone because it an international number.
Can we send links to the draft order? Any suggestions for work around?
I also need to be able to send checkout links to my customers via text/messenger. They are not getting the emails that are supposed to be sent. I can't verify their end that it isn't going to SPAM or something but I seriously need to be able to send them a direct link. I am even BCC'ing me on the invoices and I am not getting them in my own email either so it is very frustrating for sure.
I actually just figured out how to do this. When you send your draft invoice, check the "Send copy to yourself" check box. I found all my copies in my SPAM folder so I had to tell google to quit marking them as SPAM. From there, click the checkout link in the email. It opens a browser and takes you to the invoice. Copy that URL and send it to your customers. A bit tedious but it works. I just had to do this and she paid.