While I'm on this "UPDATE ALL THE THINGS" spree, I figured I might as well see if I could find a good layaway service, since every now and then people ask me if they can make payments on something and then we both have to try to remember to keep track of partial payments. And lo, it turns out there is such a service!
[EDIT: TWO OF THEM, EVEN! The first lets you use a credit card, the second uses PayPal. Take your pick.]
In your cart, you'll now see a button for a service called Partial.ly, which lets you set up automatic payments for an order. You can pick the down payment (between 20% and 50%), the payment frequency (between 1 week and 4 weeks) and the length of time you'll take to pay it off (up to 12 weeks) and it will take care of the rest. Once your final payment is made, the order will drop into my shipping queue and you'll get your shinies!
(There is a 5% service fee, because well, credit card transactions cost money, what can I say? Also you can't use a coupon code; that's apparently a restriction set in stone by Shopify and I can't override it.)
Glitch alert: apparently once you set this up and it bounces you back to my website, the items you purchased will still show up in your cart. I’m told there’s a workaround and I’m trying to figure out how to make that happen, but in the meantime, just clear your cart once you’ve set up your payment plan and received the confirmation emails from Partial.ly. It DOES adjust inventory levels once you make the down payment, so you nobody else can buy that shiny. (Unless it’s an open/limited edition and there’s more than one left, obvs.)
Partial.ly only works with a credit card, but I've also just added a second payment option called Lay-Buy that uses PayPal, so take your pick! If you want to be able to use PayPal, go through checkout until you get to the screen with the payment options, where you'll see this:
Lay-Buy is slightly less flexible than Partial.ly, but also slightly cheaper in the service fee department. On my side of things they're pretty much the same, so seriously, it's up to you.