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PUT IT ON LAY-BUY

PUT IT ON LAY-BUY

Developed by Lay-Buy Financial Solutions Pty Ltd

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  • Increase your Sales: Multi Billion dollar markets of LAYAWAY and LAYBY
  • Improve your Cash Flow: Merchants receive the down-payment & all instalment payments, but only deliver product after final payment
  • Remove Manual Process: Automated LAY-BUY system, fully integrated into your Shopify store’s admin

Dear Shopify merchant,

What is LAY-BUY

LAY-BUY is an approved payment gateway developed for Shopify merchants because of a huge demand by Shopify merchants.

If you are a merchant who wants to sell into the LAYAWAY, LAYBY markets or a seller who does a lot of pre-orders business, then LAY-BUY is a must for activation.

Now in our third year we have activated more than 2,000 merchants predominantly across the five country markets of Australia, NZ, USA, Canada and UK.
Powered by PayPal, we are a global payment gateway and therefore provide our services into all the same country markets as PayPal.

Not only do we process orders in multiple currencies, we also present our payment plan landing page in languages of English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Czech.

LAY-BUY is the online gateway that is catering to the LAYAWAY buyers in USA and Canada, and the LAYBY buyers in Australia, UK and New Zealand. If you sell into any of these markets then you need to consider getting LAY-BUY in place in your checkout.
OH, did I forget to say its FREE for merchants, because we charge the buyer a 1.9% admin fee. The only cost for merchants are their normal transaction fees. So if you are already offering PayPal as a payment method in your checkout, then you may as well offer "PUT IT ON LAY-BUY".

Not only are there millions of LAYAWAY and LAYBY buyers out there, browsing online right now but there are also the shoppers who actually do not want to take delivery of the product immediately due to them buying for Xmas or the holiday season. There are then also the consumers shopping online today that actually see a deal but do not have the full outlay price - they then LAY-BUY the goods there and then, secure the deal, and then pay the balance off in their own time. There are also the consumers who we refer to as “OWN WHAT THEY TAKE HOME”.

These consumers are therefore rather looking for a deferred payment option where they get to pay-off the product over 3 to 6 months and only take delivery after their final payment.

Lay-Buy is exactly that, a deferred payment plan that the merchant sets up in their checkout that empowers the buyer to select the down payment percentage today, and then how many months they need or want to pay-off the balance.

Lay-Buy is not a new payment method, but is an established brand in Layby within Australia & New Zealand, and Layaway in USA, Canada and UK. These loyal consumers are behind a 25 billion dollar industry within bricks n’ mortar retail. However, this payment option is highly under-serviced by online retailers globally.

So if you’re an online retailer selling products aligned to a future dated event, then you need to consider offering Lay-Buy in your checkout. Why: well because these customers are shopping online right now and will not buy from you if you’re not offering Lay-Buy.

Future dated events our retailer merchants are selling into are:
• Christmas;
• Baby;
• Weddings;
• Honeymoon;
• Engagements;
• First Home;
• Holidays;
• Medical treatments;
• Major sporting events;
• Birthdays;

How LAY-BUY payment option works in Shopify

CHECKOUT

1.Payment Method:
Consumer is presented PUT IT ON LAY-BUY in merchant’s checkout, and selects method

2.Confirm Order:
Consumer selects down-payment % to pay today, and how many months they want to pay-off the balance

3.PayPal:
Consumer is taken to PayPal’s landing page,
Consumer pays the down-payment today with their PayPal a/c or their credit card. PayPal then sets up the LAY-BUY payment plan between consumer and merchant. PayPal then sends two email notifications to merchant and consumer. (One for the down-payment and another that a payment plan has been setup)
Note: if buyer does not have a PayPal a/c, they will pay with their credit card today and a PayPal a/c is setup for the LAY-BUY payment plan payments

ORDER

4. Order Placed (pending):
Down-Payment monies are paid into merchant’s PayPal account. Order is placed in Shopify with status ‘pending’. LAY-BUY payment plan details are auto populated in the LAY-BUY App that resides within your Shopify store Apps menu.

5. Payment Plan:
Cronjob fetches all the instalment payments on their due date from PayPal / Lay-Buys server, and updates the payment plan in LAY-BUY App from status ‘pending’ to ‘complete’ as these payments are paid by the buyer. PayPal then sends an email notification to merchant and consumer for the payment.

6. Order Updated (Processing):
Final instalment payment is paid in PayPal, fetched on due date from PayPal / Lay-Buys server.
Payment Plan profile is cancelled in PayPal so no more monies are auto paid from consumer’s PayPal account. Payment Plan in LAY-BUY App is updated from status ‘pending’ to ‘complete’.
Cronjob runs and fetches final payment and updates Order in Shopify from ‘pending’ to ‘paid’ status for merchant’s fulfilment. PayPal then sends notification to both buyer and merchant that payment profile in PayPal has been cancelled, so no more automated payments paid from buyer.

7. Order Fulfilled:
Merchant delivers product/s to consumer

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

8. Revise a Lay-Buy:
A consumer can revise a LAY-BUY order at any time while the LAY-BUY is in ‘pending’ status.
The process involves the merchant revising the payment plan from the LAY-BUY App.
The revise feature enables consumer to settle outstanding balance today via a ‘buy-now’ option or extend the term of the LAY-BUY via a ‘lay-buy’ option.
When payment plan is revised by merchant in LAY-BUY App, the consumer is sent an email with the payment link embedded in email.
At this time the payment plan status is changed to ‘revise requested’ until payment is made by consumer.
The consumer then clicks on payment link, is taken to PayPal and then makes payment.
If revision was in settlement (buy-now), then processes 6 and 7 are triggered.
If revision was to extend LAY-BUY, then a down-payment is paid on the day and a new payment plan is populated in LAY-BUY App against same Shopify order number.
The payment plan status for the revised plan then changes to ‘revised’ and the new payment plan has status ‘pending’. The ‘pending’ plan is then the new payment plan for the Shopify order. The Shopify order number remains the same. PayPal sends email notifications to merchant and consumer for these payments.

9. Cancel a Lay-Buy:
A consumer can cancel a LAY-BUY order at any time while the LAY-BUY is in ‘pending’ status. The process involves the merchant cancelling the order from within their Shopify admin panel. When an order is cancelled in Shopify, no refund is done. The cancel feature involves merchant cancelling the order in Shopify and cancelling the payment plan in PayPal.
PayPal sends email notifications to merchant and consumer that payment plan has been cancelled.

10. Refund a Lay-Buy:
As stated above all refunds are done from within PayPal

INSTALLATION GUIDE

Shopify Lay-Buy Payment Gateway and App

1. Merchant Registration

I. Register a Lay-Buy merchant account at https://www.lay-buys.com/index.php/vtmob/login
II. Select Shopify as the ‘Platform’, and enter the “Shopify shop’s URL”.
III. Log in and populate your PayPal credentials into your profile, per below:

PayPal Credentials: Click ‘Get Credentials from PayPal’ and copy, paste them into the three fields per below of Username, Password and Signature. Once copied into the fields, the fields will show as blank – this is a security measure. Also drop your linked PayPal Email into its field. Then click Update.

PayPal Credentials: When merchant clicks ‘Get Credentials from PayPal’ they will be taken to PayPal, per below screen shot. You then simply login and copy, paste from within PayPal into the three fields per Username, Password and Signature.

When details are pasted into their fields, click ‘’Test Validity of Live PayPal credentials”.
This will simply check that they have been copied in correctly from PayPal.

IV. Click on ‘Shopify Configuration’ tab and populate three fields in “Shopify Configuration” tab. They are:
Minimum Deposit Amount – 10% or 20%
Maximum Deposit Amount – 50%
Maximum Number of Months to pay – Maximum is 6 months, but merchant can decide to only offer customers a maximum of 2 or 3 months to pay off the balance
V. Merchant then clicks UPDATE.

2. Payment Gateway Installation

I. Merchant then clicks Install Payment Gateway
II. Merchant is then redirected to Shopify payment authorization page, where merchant enters Shopify shop login details and then enters their shop address. Click Log in
III. After that merchant clicks Add Payment Gateway
IV. After adding payment gateway to their shop, merchant needs to activate the Lay-Buy payment gateway. This involves populating the Username (the email address they entered when registering a Lay-Buy merchant a/c and the Lay-Buy membership Number they were allocated when registering. Then click ‘Activate’.

3. Install Embedded App

I. After the gateway has been installed, merchant logs back into their Lay-Buy registration page and goes back to the ‘Shopify Configuration’ tab
II. Click Install Embedded App
II. After installation, merchant can open the “PUT IT ON LAY-BUY’’ App by clicking on “Apps” in shop’s admin menu. When merchant goes into the App, they may have to sometimes log back in using their Lay-Buy registration details.

Best,
The Lay-Buys team
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PUT IT ON LAY-BUY reviews

46 reviews
  1. 5 stars (36 reviews)
  2. 4 stars (1 review)
  3. 3 stars (2 reviews)
  4. 2 stars (2 reviews)
  5. 1 star (5 reviews)

This seems to be a very under rated and FREE app.

The basic setup is actually pretty easy. Set up an account with Put it On Lay-Buy.

On the Put it On Lay-Buy website -

Enter in the PayPal API details - 3 items.

Install the Payment method into Shopify (sticks it into the list of Third Party Payment methods)

Install the App into Shopify.

Then jump over to Shopify and select Put It On Lay-Buy from the Third Party Payment methods.

Enter in your sign up email and the account code they give you.

Literally ten minutes after setting this up we had a Lay-By sale. We did put up a banner on our website advertising it.

The sale went through fine - we received the deposit and the App in Shopify shows the sale details.

The buttons could do with a bit of modernization like a previous reviewer said.

We are very pleased with this app. Solid effort !!!

posted

To update a previous review:
This app is pretty damn good. The payments are all set up through Paypal and automated so neither staff or customers has to worry about collecting/making a payment.

I'm still not thrilled it only works through paypal. I would like to see it work with the Shopify checkout, but that's may just be me.

The number of sales I have had thanks to the payment plans this app offers is amazing. I would not be able to survive without it and recommend it for stores with high priced items for sale.

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i don't know but i have had the app since 2016 and no order as ever come through with this lay-buy . 1st order come through in Feb 2018 and there was a technical fault . customer paid for the 1st instalment then it was cancelled they tried again and it went through ,.. i got the 1st payment but no order .i called the tech support and they said everything is okey both side. after a couple of weeks the customer wants to pay for the second instalment and they email us that they can do that. I had to delete the app because this sounds like a stress for me and customers .. Hope there is other app that offer laybuy.

posted

Super handy, I've noticed an increase in sales already, Very happy

posted

Been waiting since November for assistance via my tech agency - Pixel Supply. No one will respond to emails for assistance. Missed out on many sales because app wasn't working. Followed all instructions and asked for support with no response.

posted

I don't care WHAT you sell thru Shopify, EVERY Shopify merchant should have LAY-BUYS available to their customers at their stores! TOTAL NO BRAINER!!!

posted

This app is a DIAMOND in the ROUGH! It's simply astounding that currently it has only 39 reviews. But I know why.

Shallow people judge things on the basis of appearance, mostly. They just don't have the knowledge or the sophistication to really determine substance. They oftentimes fail for form that doesn't have function.

Lay-Buy currently has function but lacks somewhat in form. If and when it develops form as well (gets a graphics guy to spruce up the looks of the app a bit and hires a technical writer to clean up a little bit of the clumsiness in the simple but could be a little clearer and better organized onboarding instructions), one day people are going to come over here and find that this app has 1000+ positive reviews because IT IS THAT GOOD!

I have 3 Shopify stores at https://www.PureHeartsInternational.com and https://www.MyForbiddenLeads.com and at https://www.Elohim.Church and I'm not only using Lay-Buys, I'm building much of the way I do business around it because I like it so much. It's closely integrated with PayPal Express Checkout and passes the installment payment cost to the customer in the paltry 1.9% admin fee and that really makes it unusual and special compared to most if not all of the other recurring subscription/membership apps that are addicted to Stripe and usually overlook my favorite, PayPal.

I was planning on making this an initial SHORT praise of Lay-Buys but it's like Lays Potato Chips, you can NOT STOP once you start! I could praise Lay-Buys all day and as I continue to develop experience with them, don't be surprised if I do. This first section was written on February 5, 2018 from my https://www.PureHeartsInternational.com Shopify store.

Warrin is great, too. Answered every single one of my emails promptly and thoroughly before I let him really know what a huge fan I am.

I've been pushing every time I'm in chat with them the Shopify Gurus to push Lay-Buys. I can't imagine any kind of Shopify merchant that wouldn't hugely benefit with this app in their store. It's really the biggest no brainer I think there is in the entire Shopify app store. If I could give it 100 stars and 100 different store testimonials I would. :)

posted

Lay-Buys is better than SLICED BREAD! :)

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Edited 1/25/18:
We've been using this app for 18 months now, and it has increased both our sales and our cart size very noticeably. We currently have over 24 orders on the Lay Buys program, which shows how much customers appreciate it! Many of these orders are from repeat customers who were very happy using it the first time and have come back for more collectibles, using it again to help budget those larger purchases. I see a couple reviews stating that the app slows down page load, but it does not slow down loading on our site, so perhaps they're mistaken about the cause of their slow load? We've had no issue with the app's operation, and it remains one of our most valuable add-ons to our Shopify site in terms of increased revenue. We've contacted Lay Buys support a few times with questions or to request tweaks to the app and Warrin always responds promptly with the help or feature we've requested. Truly, we couldn't be happier! And all this comes at zero cost to us, and very little cost to the customer? It's a huge win all around!

Original review was in 2016:
I waited to write this review until we saw a completed transaction using it. Our first use was a $900+ purchase, and it went smoothly for both the customer and for us. We both received notifications every step of the way, and she received a notice a couple days in advance of the monthly payment date so she knew when it would be coming out. That's perfect. When the final payment was made, she got a thank-you, and we got notice that the order was completed and can now be fulfilled. With no charge to the merchant (how refreshing!) and a minimal charge to the customer - less than one percent, this app has jumped up my favorite list quickly!

Eleda Towle
Triple Mountain Model Horses
www.TripleMountain.com

posted

Excellent app that has allowed customers to invest in my products, providing an affordable payment plan that is simple and easy to use. The support is fantastic and response is always within 24 hours. I would definitely recommend!

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We charge the buyer a 1.9% admin fee.
The only cost for merchants are their normal PayPal transaction fees.

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Lay-Buy Financial Solutions Pty Ltd
61 1300 88 61 51
warrin@lay-buys.com
lay-buys.com
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