Let’s suppose you’re running a course, and it’s £100 for the term, and you’re letting people pay a 20% deposit with the balance due before the start of term.
Someone comes and books a place on the course and hands over £20 cash.
What do you expect to see on your payment reconciliation summary at the end of the day?
- An order for £100 and a payment of £20 cash (so the orders and payments don’t add up to the same amount)
- An order for £20 and a payment of £20 cash (so that the order value is reduced to the deposit amount)
- An order for £100 and a payment of £20 cash and £80 by account / invoice (so that the order is recognised in full and the fact that the later payment is pending is by payment type)