WooCommerce 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.
WooCommerce 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 Gateway||Partial Payments|
|How are points used?||Points are used to fully pay a purchase||Points are used to reduce the purchase total|
|Points get refunded on refund the purchase?||Yes, points are refunded to the customer||Yes, 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 total||Yes, they appear on the fees section|
WooCommerce Points Gateway add-on use points in replacement of real money to pay a purchase.
WooCommerce Partial Payments add-on use points for a discount to reduce the purchase total.