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Deposit Payments Add-on

Divide payment into 2 instalments: a portion of price paid online during booking, with the rest to be paid offline when the client arrives for their appointment.

Available for purchase here.



1. Download and install as a new plugin in your WordPress dashboard.

2. A new Deposit Payments tab will appear in Bookly Settings.

3. Set up deposit amounts in Staff Members > Services, under the new Deposit column. The deposit amount is set individually for each staff member and each service.

Customer Experience

Customers will see the deposit amount required as early in the booking process as possible - when confirming appointment details (or cart details if cart is enabled). 

When proceeding to the final step of booking process the customer will be asked to pay the deposit amount. The information about the amount paid and amount due can be included in the notification sent to the customer (see setup below).

With the deposit placed, the customer can complete the payment via a bank transfer or by paying offline at the time of visit. When they do, admin will have to mark payment as complete in the payment details window (to get there, open the appointment from Calendar or Appointments list and click on the payment icon next to the customer name). Only then the correct payment amount will show up in the Payments list.


Manage Deposits

New Deposit property is added to appointments and payments in the respective Appointments and Payments lists. The deposit amount will be shown as a hard amount for all appointments, including for those with the deposit amount set up as percentage of the appointment cost - in this case, the paid deposit amount will be rounded up to a whole number (no decimals).

The Payment Details window now shows ‘amount paid’ and ‘amount due’ for partially paid appointments with the Complete Payment button which sets the order as fully paid.

Amounts paid and due can be integrated into the booking form and notifications via the new {amount_paid} and {amount_due} codes. As always, they’re added to the cheat sheet on the Appearance and Notifications pages.


Get your Deposit Payments add-on here.


Try this demo (both front-end and back-end versions) to get a better understanding of how the Deposit Payments add-on works.

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Payment Options

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    when will you add new payment gateway(for india) and invoices ladela ? I am begging you. i am not able to use this plugin without these features

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    Contessa Williams

    The deposit addon doesn't work properly and does not require deposits in booking workflow. Please see refer to the ticket I opened earlier today. Thanks

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    Support Team

    Hi Contessa, please send us an email to with this inquiry and the purchase code so we could look into this matter.

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    Kevin Aigbedion

    The Deposit Add-On Doesn't work.
    "It says The plugin has been deactivated.
    Bookly v13.0 is required. "

    Even though I am using Bookly 13.1. Need Help!

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    Support Team

    Hi Kevin, that's strange, could you please send us an email with this inquiry and the purchase codes to look into this matter.

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    Kevin Aigbedion

    I sent an email twice and havent gotten responded to. [] is my email

    Thanks! i need help asap!

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    Support Team

    Hi Kevin, we got your mail. We'll look into this matter and get back to you.

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    Are there short codes for the deposit add-on? I am looking for the deposit amount so I can add that to the payment screen instead it shows the total amount.

    ... Never mind I figured it out. I used the {amount_to_pay} short code.

    Edited by chkopo
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    Support Team

    Hi Chris, besides that code you can also use this one - {amount_due}.

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