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  • 05 June 2024

    Offer multiple payment plan options on WooCommerce

    You can now choose to offer up to three different payment plan options on your WooCommerce store. At checkout, when customers choose the payment plan option, they’ll be asked to choose from up to three payment plan options. Till now, you could only offer different plans based on different cart amounts. With this update included in v0.7.8 and higher of our WooCommerce plugin, you can now offer all customers multiple payment plan options. To use this option, download and install v0.7.8 or higher via your Paythen settings > integrations page here.

    Each payment plan option can have completely different settings including billing intervals, surcharges, upfront fees, and more. This lets your customers choose a payment plan option that best aligns with your cashflow and typically helps increases conversion rates.

    See this feature in action on our WooCommerce payment plans demo store. As with all features in our plugin, this feature is fully compatible and tested with most WooCommerce customization plugins and checkout flows including popular ones like CartFlows (CartFlows demo), Funnelkit (Funnelkit demo) and many others. If you run into any issues, just reach out to us via chat.


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  • 10 April 2024

    Purpose built phone field with international number validation & more

    Improve the quality of data with our new purpose-built phone field. It automatically validates the format of entered numbers based on the user’s selected country and always saves phone numbers in your Paythen customer data as well as Stripe metadata in a consistent international number format with the country code.

    Before this, you had to use a standard text field with no consistent formatting, validation, country codes. The new phone field has all this built in and saves all entered numbers in a standard format with the country code. This is also passed to Stripe and Zapier in this consistent format.

    This makes it easier to set up advanced workflows involving text messages and more using Zapier.

    To get started, just create a new plan and choose the phone field type under custom fields. If you’re an existing user and want to add this phone field to plans with existing customers, just reach out to us and we can help.

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  • 06 March 2024

    Date-based payment plans unlock more flexibility

    Existing payment plans work relative to when a customer signs up. This suits many use cases but if you’re selling something aligned around a date – events, travel, courses, workshops, retreats, etc, you need more control. Our new date-based payment plans give you this flexibility. They work like you’d expect – instead of setting a billing interval, you’ll choose dates in the future and the amount to be charged on each date. Everyone on the plan is charged on those same dates.


    Any customers that sign up after one or more payment milestone has passed are also automatically handled and are charged for any milestones in the past automatically when they sign up.


    You can also create templates for use in eCommerce and with third-party forms. You just need to set pre-assigned dates and percentages next to each date, and customers are automatically charged what they owe on each date based on their cart total. This lets you sell different tiers/options to each customer while still collecting all payments on the same dates, making management a lot easier.


    Date-based plans also work with all our Zapier triggers and actions. To get started, create your first date-based plan or template from your Paythen dashboard, check out this demo plan or read this getting started guide.

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  • 20 February 2024

    Support for Custom WooCommerce statuses

    Before now, you could only set default WooCommerce statuses as the ones to automatically move a new payment plan order to in WooCommerce once a customer completes their payment plan sign up. With v0.7.4 and above, you can now set custom statuses (using any third party status management plugin) and they will all now be selectable within your Paythen plugin settings.

    This now lets you set up more granular and custom order management workflows internally and better identify orders on a payment plan vs. other payment methods. Once you have created any new order statuses in your WooCommerce store, just go to your Paythen plugin settings and select that status from the Paythen order status dropdown.

    Now, once customers have selected the payment plan option at checkout and completed the Paythen payment plan sign up, they will be moved to this new order status. Customers that select the payment plan option and checkout but don’t complete the payment plan sign up will continue to be assigned the “Payment pending” status.

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  • 12 February 2024

    WooCommerce order ID now included in the plan name

    With our WooCommerce plugin v0.7.3 and above, we now pass the WooCommerce order ID in the generated plan name for each customer. This lets you easily identify and match the relevant order in your WooCommerce dashboard to the plan generated in Paythen.

    We also pass the same order ID as a url parameter when the plan is generated. This means if you add a new custom field in your Paythen template called wc order number or wc_order_number it will now automatically save this order ID value into the customer’s record as a hidden custom field, and this value is then automatically passed to our Zapier app triggers as well as into your Stripe account as metadata.

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  • 15 January 2024

    Offer your branded digital gift cards and allow redemptions on Paythen

    Paythen now lets your customers redeem your company’s digital gift cards on your payment plans. To enable this, you just need to sign up and set up your gift card sales page over at cardivo.com (it’s free to sign up). Then enable the Paythen integration with a few clicks.

    Offering branded digital gift cards will help you increase your revenue from existing customers that know and like your business, and will drive new customers (their friends and family) to buy from you since Cardivo gift cards can only be redeemed at your business, unlike traditional visa debit cards that add no value to your business and cost you a lot of money.

    Cardivo is developed by us and is independent of, but seamlessly works with, Paythen. It is easy to set up and use, just like Paythen, and requires no credit card. Find out more and sign up here to get started. Then follow these steps to enable it in Paythen.

    If you have a WooCommerce store, you can also use Cardivo directly on your store’s checkout. Cardivo works with Paythen but is also a fully featured digital gift card platform on its own.

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  • 14 August 2023

    Overdue statuses: Understand who’s falling behind

    Easily keep track of customers with failed payments, with three new Overdue statuses in Paythen. Till now, customers with one or more failed payment attempts showed as In Progress just like customers with no failed payments.

    We’re introducing three new Overdue statuses – to let you easily see any customers falling behind on their plan. Overdue – Retrying, Overdue – At risk and Overdue – Manual action required. For the first two statuses, there is no manual action needed. Re-attempts will continue automatically as per your Stripe settings. Customers whose payments go through will change back to the In Progress status.

    For customers showing the third (manual action required) status, they have exhausted all automated payment attempts and a new payment method must be entered. Once it is, the plan may need to be manually resumed from within Stripe. There’s more detail about this and all other statuses in this help article.

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  • 28 June 2023

    New Zapier action: Send payment plan emails to customers

    With our new Zapier action, you can automatically send custom payment plan links with varying amounts and other fields to your customers. Whether it’s via Shopify, other eCommerce platforms, forms or anywhere else, you can now send dynamic payment plan links to each customer in a beautiful email sent directly by Paythen.

    All you need to do is pass some key values in the Zapier trigger step and your customers get a beautifully designed email with your logo and their custom payment plan link with their cart totals or any other amount you passed in the trigger step.

    This makes it easier to use Paythen with Shopify, other eCommerce platforms, form builders, CRM tools and even Google sheets. You can trigger customers to receive their personalized payment plan link from any of the 5,000+ apps supported by Zapier.

    Get started with Paythen and Zapier here. Reach out via the chat icon if you need a hand getting set up.

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  • 27 June 2023

    Pause (and resume) payment plans with one click

    Sometimes customers need a break from their payments. You can now pause and resume Paythen payment plans or subscriptions with one click right from within the Paythen dashboard. When a plan is paused, no new payments will go through. Resume payments any time just as easily.

    Want to let customers resume payment plans directly? Easy – they can do it anytime with one click via their customer page so you can reduce the time you spend on admin and support.

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  • 23 May 2023

    Offer payment plans only for specific WooCommerce products

    We’re excited to ship one of our most requested WooCommerce features – the ability to offer payment plans only for specific products. You can now do exactly that with our WooCommerce plugin. You can offer payment plans for one or more products with just two clicks.

    To add this on your WooCommerce store, ensure you have v0.6.2 or higher of our plugin installed (you can download the latest version via your Paythen dashboard), then switch ON the relevant “Enable Paythen for specific products only” checkbox in the plugin settings, and click “Save”:


    Then go to each WooCommerce product you want to enable payment plans for, and check the “Show payment plan option when this product is in the cart” option, and click Publish:


    This option shows up in the right sidebar of the product page edit view, so ensure your theme/view has the sidebar showing if you can’t see this.

    You can now check this box for each product that should have the payment plan option. This will show the payment plan option at checkout only if this product is in the cart. If there are other products in the cart, they will be included in the payment plan total also.

    Combine this with our product level “how it works” snippet and pop-up to maximize its effectiveness. Read more here.

    Not sure how to do this? No worries, just reach out to us and we can help.

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  • 16 May 2023

    Highlight payment plans on WooCommerce product pages

    If you’re using Paythen on your WooCommerce store, you can now highlight the availability of payment plans on each product page. This lets your customers know they can choose an easy way to pay when they check out. Customers can click on the i icon accompanying this text to see a pop-up that explains how the payment plan process works. In addition to the default text and icons, you can add your own custom text too to provide customers with more context.

    See a live demo of how this works on our WooCommerce Demo Store. Here’s a preview of the how it works pop up they’ll see:


    To add this on your WooCommerce store, just ensure you have v0.6.2 or higher installed (you can download the latest version via your Paythen dashboard) and then enable this via the plugin settings.

    Not sure how to do this? No worries, just reach out to us and we can help.

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  • 15 May 2023

    New Zapier triggers: Payments, cancellations & completions

    Do more with Zapier – we’ve added three new triggers to our Zapier app. Get notified for every successful payment, plan completions and plan cancellations. This adds to the existing new customer trigger we had and lets you get more granular with the data you send out of Paythen. Same as the existing trigger, you can set these triggers to work with all Paythen plans or choose specific ones.

    We’ve also introduced our first Zapier action: Send payment plan emails to customers. Read more about it here.

    Not using Paythen with Zapier yet? Switch it ON in your Paythen account settings to get started.

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  • 14 May 2023

    Limited edit option for plans with customers

    Till now, you couldn’t edit any data on plans which had customers on them. We’ve now introduced a limited edit option that lets you easily change any text fields like the plan name, description, terms text and more at any time on plans with or without customers.

    For plans with customers, you still can’t edit the numbers or plan configuration as this causes issues with existing customers and plan reporting but text edits are now easy. To make bigger changes to the plan, you’ll need to create a copy of the plan and then archive the old plan.

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  • 14 May 2023

    Multi-currency support on WooCommerce

    The Paythen WooCommerce plugin now supports stores that offer checkout in multiple currencies. This requires no configuration or changes to your setup. All you need to do is make sure you have version 0.6.2 or later installed on your site. you can download the latest version via your Paythen dashboard.

    Paythen’s WooCommerce plugin will automatically detect customers’ checkout currencies and generate a payment plan in that currency.

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  • 10 May 2023

    New filtering options in the Paythen dashboard

    We’ve added some new filtering options in your Paythen dashboard to keep things tidy and easier to manage:

    👉 You can now hide archived plans on the plans page in your dashboard

    👉 You can now hide cancelled or completed customers on the customers page in your dashboard

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  • 08 May 2023

    Shopify: Highlight payment plans on product pages

    If you’re using Paythen on your Shopify store, you can now highlight the availability of payment plans on each product page – just above the Add to cart button. This lets your customers know they can choose an easy way to pay when they check out. Customers can click on the i icon accompanying this text to see a pop-up that explains how the payment plan process works. See a live demo of how this works on our Shopify demo store here. Here’s a preview of the how it works pop up they’ll see:

    To add this on your Shopify store, just follow the instructions here. Not sure how to do this? No worries, just reach out to us and we can help.

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  • 03 April 2023

    WooCommerce: Let customers choose their installments

    Maximize your conversions by letting customers pick the length of their payment plans – within a range you define of course! This much requested feature lets your WooCommerce customers decide how many installments they want to pay their payment plan over – aligning it with their cashflow and increasing your chances of getting that sale. This is just a checkbox away in your Paythen plugin settings. You must have version 0.5.3 or higher of the plugin to see this functionality.

    Once you have it installed, just check the box to let customers choose the number of installments, enter a minimum and optional maximum number and each customers will be able to choose their installments at checkout. The billing interval (weekly or monthly) will remain whatever you’ve set in your template. You can download the latest version of the plugin from the Integrations tab in your Paythen account.

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  • 07 July 2022

    New payment fields + improved Apple Pay, GPay, Alipay and iDEAL support

    We’ve released a big new update to the payment fields for all plan types in Paythen – these look slightly different but have huge changes behind the scenes that will allow us to bring you new localised payment methods faster and more securely. You’ll notice the payment fields look and are slightly different vs. before. The card number, cvv and expiry date fields are now separated – and a new country field will show on all plans – this country filled is used by Stripe for additional verification to combat fraud and reduce instances of failed payments. This will automatically detect your customer’s country and be pre-filled.

    • Google Pay, Apple Pay are now available for all plan and payment types – previously they were only available for one-time payments. They also work with or without custom fields, giving your customers more options.
    • Alipay is now available for eligible one-time payments
    • iDEAL (popular in the Netherlands) is now available and will automatically display for eligible customers for one-time payments

    The new payment fields also dynamically adjust to show the payment methods most likely to convert based on a customer’s location, browser and many other factors – this is based on the billions of transactions Stripe has analysed and processed so far.

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  • 13 July 2021

    Discount codes now available

    Discount codes (coupon codes) have been one of the most requested features in Paythen. We’re excited to launch discount codes for all plan types in Paythen. As with anything else in Paythen, discount codes are super easy to create, manage and use. Try them out now in your Paythen dashboard or read more about how to set them up and how they work across different plans here.

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  • 17 June 2021

    Zapier integration

    Supercharge your workflow by sending Paythen data to over 3,000 apps with Zapier – including Slack, Gmail, Google Sheets & more. Our Zapier app is currently in an open beta. You won’t see it in the Zapier app list but you can add it to your Zapier account via this link.

    Read more about some popular workflows and integrations here.

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  • 16 June 2021

    3x faster admin page load times

    If you have plans with hundreds or thousands of customers, or just have a lot of customers, loading the plans and customers pages could take a little while…

    We’ve completely re-worked how these are displayed so they load way faster than before – with the difference noticeable if you open the plans page, the customers page, or plan reports with 200+ customers. We’re constantly optimising Paythen under the hood to make things faster and better for you and your customers.

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  • 04 May 2021

    Improved payment descriptions in Stripe

    Many customers use their Stripe accounts to run advanced reports and other automations. We’ve improved the description we pass into your Stripe account for each payment. This now includes a unique plan ID which never changes for each plan. You’ll see a unique ID like this: project_management_fundamentals_3ydwf2addx_plan This is automatically generated by Paythen when you create a new plan and never changes. This makes it easier to identify payments for specific plans in your Stripe dashboard.

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  • 08 April 2021

    Zapier app in invite-only

    Our Zapier app is now available on request and will let you send Paythen customer data into all your other systems – from your CRM, to Google Sheets and lots more. It’s currently in an open beta – which means anyone can use it but you won’t be able to see it in the Zapier app store yet (that’s coming soon too).

    If you’d like access to our Zapier app now, just email hello@paythen.co or let us know via the chat icon below and we’ll send you a link with access.

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  • 15 March 2021

    Improved Apple Pay & Google Pay support

    Paythen now supports a better, easier Apple Pay & Google Pay experience for your customers. You just need to switch Apple Pay to “On” in your Paythen settings, and no action is needed for Google Pay. Your customers will see the Apple Pay or Google Pay buttons for one-time payments (support for recurring plans is coming soon) automatically when they’re on a device that supports it. Read more about how it works here.

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  • 01 March 2021

    Automated failed payment notifications

    Scheduled payments can often fail – new cards, expired cards, insufficient funds, and more. Till now, this meant manually checking customer records in Stripe and spending time and effort chasing customers. Paythen makes this completely hassle-free and fully automated by sending your customers failed payment notifications every time an attempt fails. This email includes a handy link to update their card details.

    You, or other admins on your Paythen account can choose to be notified too. You can toggle these settings via your Paythen dashboard.

    Read more about failed payments in Paythen.


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  • 15 February 2021

    Better multi-currency plan reports

    Paythen makes it easy to offer plans in any currency you want. However having different currencies can make it harder for you to understand reports and compare different plans with each other. Paythen now makes this way easier for you.

    If you have a plan that’s not in your base currency, we’ll automatically show you converted values in plan level reports as well as on your dashboard so you can more easily understand how your plans are performing.

    Read more about currency conversions in Paythen.

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  • 06 November 2020

    Plan-level reports for Subscriptions & Once-off

    Till now, plan level reports were only available for the Pay your way and Payment plan product types. Now you can get the key insights you need for all 4 plan types in Paythen. The reports are available for all existing and new plans you create. Quickly see the key metrics for your plans as well as a pre-filtered view showing customers on the plan for easier administration.

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Key features

Paythen is designed to improve your customer payment experience and conversions while giving you powerful and simple features to understand and improve your business. Here are some of the key features, but the best way to see if it works for you is to try it with a free 7 day trial.

Easy payment plans

Offer your customers a buy now, pay later option set by you, to increase conversions and sales.

No-code, no-fuss setup

Once you connect your Stripe account, it takes under a minute to get started using Paythen.

Flexible plan types

Offer payment plans, pay your way plans where customers can choose, subscriptions or one-off payments.

Easy payment links

An easy to share payment link that works on any website and any device - matching your brand.

Flexible discount codes

Offer seasonal discounts & promotions with flexible discount codes that work on all plan types.

Integrate with other apps

Send Paythen data to over 6,000 other apps with our Zapier integration.

Automated reminders & emails

We automatically send handy reminders before payments & follow-ups if a payment fails.

Encourage early repayments

Offer customers on a payment plan an easy way to repay early at any time – increasing your cashflow.

Payment plans or subscriptions

End charges after a set number of payments or continue indefinitely. Choose what works for you

Change payment info easily

Your customers can change their card info anytime they want, with zero time spent by your team.

Customer summaries

Your customers want to know what they’ve paid, and how much they owe. Now they can.

Payment receipts

Reduce support time spent sending customers copies of their receipts. All receipts available to them 24 x 7.

Get powerful, simple insights

Useful, easy to understand reports at the company, product and customer level.

Custom branding

Easily change the colors and logos shown on customer facing pages and some emails.

Flexible billing intervals & more

Choose any billing interval you can think of, add a setup fee, trial period and lots more for each product.

We get paid when you do

With our simple, low 2% fee, we only get paid when you do. No fixed or hidden fees. No fees during your free trial either.

Many payment methods

Let your customers pay with Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Apple Pay, Google Pay, plus region-specific cards like Discover & UnionPay.

We’re getting better every day

With regular updates based on your feedback, Paythen constantly gets better and more useful for you and your customers.

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