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  3. What’s the difference between Points Gateway and Partial Payments?

What’s the difference between Points Gateway and Partial Payments?

Easy Digital Downloads Points Gateway add-on gives you the ability to use points types as a standard payment gateway (like PayPal or Stripe). As an standard payment gateway only support full cart payments.

Easy Digital Downloads Partial Payments add-on gives you the ability to enable points types for partially pay any purchase. Your users will be able to reduce a purchase total by using an amount of points at checkout and before proceed to complete the purchase by any payment gateway.

Points GatewayPartial Payments
How are points used?Points are used to fully pay a purchasePoints are used to reduce the purchase total
Points get refunded on refund the purchase?Yes, points are refunded to the customerYes, points are refunded to the customer
Product vendor earns the customer points?Yes, points are awarded to the product author (for marketplaces specially)No, points are not awarded to the product author
Points appears on the purchase details?Yes, as the payment method, in addition, an extra line is added displayed the points totalYes, they appear on the fees section

Summary

Easy Digital Downloads Points Gateway add-on use points in replacement of real money to pay a purchase.

Easy Digital Downloads Partial Payments add-on use points for a discount to reduce the purchase total.

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