Force Purchase Non-Returned Rentals!

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If a student doesn't return their rental at the end of the rental term, your store may wish to perform what's called a "forced purchase"--since the student kept the book, you charge the student the amount of money required to turn the rental into a sale. Short of getting the book back on time from a responsible member of your client base, this is the best way to protect your investment. 

Sidewalk Pro works with your payment processor, Heartland Payment Systems, to maintain a robust level of PCI compliance. No credit card information at all gets stored with Sidewalk; it's all on Heartland's uber secure servers. 

With this feature release, you're able to pull down that credit card information when you need to, making your business that much more agile. 

Pretty neat, right? This feature has been a long time coming, and we can't tell you how excited we are. 

Watch the video to see exactly how to use the Force Purchase Tool (by the way, if you have a better name for the thing, we're all ears).

NB: This tool uses Pro's powerful (and fun!) Price Rules engine. If you haven't spun through your price rule settings recently, now's a great time of year to do so. Click here to read our handy Price Rules Quick Guide while you do!


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