The Partial Payment feature comes in handy while dealing with large transactions, where the customer finds paying the total amount in parts more convenient than paying the entire amount upfront.
This feature is not available for UPI Payment Links.
For example, a tourism company, Acme Corp. offers expensive travel packages. As per the company's payment terms, a fixed booking amount should be collected from the customer before making any tour reservations.
With the Partial Payments feature, Acme Corp. issues a Payment Link using which the customer pays the booking amount for an order. The customer can make multiple payments for the remaining balance amount for the same order using the same Payment Link.
Given below is a diagram of how partial payments work for Payment Links.
Just like any other payment, each partial payment would have a unique
payment_id, but will be tied to the same
order_id, thereby allowing customers to easily make multiple payments for the same order using the same Payment Link.
This makes it easier to track the status of a particular order.