Free-Form Purchase Options

By default each entry in a page’s purchase list corresponds to a LaterPay Purchase Option specified via Connector Admin Interface or the In-Page Configuration Token or a combination of both.

Free-Form Purchase Options allow you to add custom entries to the purchase list. An example application is a login link for existing customers which can be visually integrated into the purchase list using Free-Form Purchase Options.

Examples

Add login link for existing customers to the top of the purchase list

<script type="application/json" id="laterpay-connector">
    {
        "freeFormPurchaseOptions": [
            {
                "title": "I'm a print subscriber",
                "description": "Log in with your print subscriber account to get access to all articles",
                "purchaseButtonLabel": "Login with your print subscriber account",
                "purchaseUrl": "http://example.com/print_subscriber_login",
                "position": 0,
                "target": "_blank"
            }
        ]
    }
</script>
{
    connectorScript: {
        freeFormPurchaseOptions: [
            {
                title: 'I\'m a print subscriber',
                description: 'Log in with your print subscriber account to get access to all articles',
                purchaseButtonLabel: 'Login with your print subscriber account',
                purchaseUrl: 'http://example.com/print_subscriber_login',
                position: 0,
                target: '_blank'
            }
        ]
    }
}

The example above adds a custom login link to the top of the purchase list. When the item is selected and the user clicks the Purchase Button, the specified URL will be opened in a new window/tab.

Object Properties

freeFormPurchaseOptions

An array of Free-Form Purchase Options. Each element is an object with a title, a description, a purchaseUrl and a purchaseButtonLabel. Optional properties are price, position and target.

title

Required

The Free-Form Purchase Option’s title (displayed in the first row of the list entry).

description

Required

The Free-Form Purchase Option’s description (displayed in the second row of the list entry).

purchaseUrl

Required

The Free-Form Purchase Option’s URL. The user will be navigated to this URL when they click the Purchase Button.

purchaseButtonLabel

Required

The Purchase Button label that will be displayed when the Free-Form Purchase Option is selected.

price

Optional

An object stating the amount and currency. It is used for presentational purposes, only. To display a 1.23 EUR pricing, use this:

"price": {
    "amount": 123,
    "currency": "EUR"
}

Note that you can use whatever currency you like here, because Free-Form Purchase Options don’t correspond to actual LaterPay Purchase Options.

position

Optional

An index starting with 0 for the top position. It indicates the Free-Form Purchase Option’s position in the purchase list.

The default position is the bottom of the purchase list.

taget

Optional

A link target that is used when the Purchase Button is clicked (e.g. _blank for a new window).

The default behavior is a redirect (equivalent to the target _self).