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  • Abandoned Cart Emails

    abandoned carts

    An abandoned cart occurs when a shopper has a non-empty cart, opens checkout, fills in at least their email, but does not complete the checkout process. Merchants can remind shopper’s of their full cart using an automated email notification to help them complete their intended purchase. Read how to enable this feature.


  • Address Verification Process

    Bolt Checkout includes address verification to ensure shoppers enter a correct shipping address. When a shopper enters an unrecognized shipping address, Bolt Checkout highlights the shipping address field and prompts the shopper to verify the address.


  • Alternative Payment Methods

    payment-options

    Merchants can add several alternative payment methods (APMs) to the Bolt Checkout experience. Payment options display during the Payment step for a shopper. See our APM enablement guides for setup instructions.


  • Always Available Checkout Button

    Merchants can create an express-checkout experience for their shoppers by enabling the Always Available Checkout Button. The Always Available Checkout Button displays when an item is initially added to a shopping cart and floats with the shopper’s movement on and across all supported pages. Read how to enable this feature


  • Analytics Tab

    Merchants can view analytics by navigating to the Analytics tab. Analytics include data trends across transactions, payments, risk analysis outcomes, and funding. Information displayed is updated hourly. Read How to view Analytics for more information.


  • Bolt Confirmation Page

    You can display Bolt’s own confirmation page instead of your cart’s default when a shopper checks out. This allows merchants to benefit from a modern, well-featured confirmation page without any extra setup or plugins.


  • Checkout Cart Groups

    Merchants on custom cart platforms can group similar items in Bolt checkout using Cart Groups. One common use case is to group items in the shopper’s cart by expected shipping or delivery dates. Read how to enable Cart Groups.


  • Checkout via Link

    When shoppers reach out for help creating an order—whether by phone, email, or other support channels—you can now make that process more safe, secure and streamlined with Bolt’s Checkout via Link. You build the order, then send a simple link to your shopper. Shoppers are directed to the Bolt checkout and prompted to enter their payment information and complete the order. Read how to enable Checkout via Link.


  • Custom Checkboxes

    Custom Checkboxes enable merchants to add custom opt-ins to the shopper’s checkout experience. Custom Checkboxes dynamically allow you to enhance relationships with your shoppers (such as newsletter opt-ins), as well as maintain compliance for regulatory requirements when selling certain goods.


  • Custom Dropdowns

    Custom Dropdowns enable merchants to add dropdowns to the Bolt checkout modal. Dropdowns are great for survey-related questions (e.g., “where did you hear about us?") and gathering data.


  • Custom Notices

    As a merchant, you can add custom notices to your shopper’s checkout experience. Custom notices allow merchants to keep shoppers informed of important information and can be displayed using dynamic rules.


  • Discount Codes

    Discount Codes enable merchants to run special deals their shoppers can take advantage of during certain seasons, events, or sign-up promotions. Read how to enable Discount Codes.


  • Enable Affirm for Shoppers

    Enable your shoppers to pay using Affirm’s installments during checkout. Unsure which alternative payment methods to set up? See all supported alternative payment methods. Prerequisites Merchants must have a pre-existing relationship with Affirm before setting up this payment method. How to Add Affirm to Bolt Checkout Reach out to your Customer Service Manager (CSM) to have the feature activated before completing the following steps: Log in to the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.


  • Enable Afterpay for Shoppers

    Enable your shoppers to pay using Afterpay’s installments during checkout. Unsure which alternative payment methods to set up? See all supported alternative payment methods. Prerequisites Merchants must have a pre-existing relationship with Afterpay before setting up this payment method. How to Add Afterpay to Bolt Checkout Reach out to your Customer Service Manager (CSM) to have the feature activated. During setup you will need to provide the following information: Afterpay Account ID Afterpay Secret Key


  • Enable Paypal for Shoppers

    Enable shoppers to pay using their PayPal account during checkout. Unsure which alternative payment methods to set up? See all supported alternative payment methods. Prerequisites Merchants must have a pre-existing relationship with Paypal before setting up this payment method. How to Add PayPal to Checkout Log in to the Bolt Merchant Dashboard. Navigate to Settings > Checkout. Scroll to Alternative Payment Settings. Select Sign up for PayPal. You are redirected to PayPal to log in.


  • In-Store Pickup

    In-Store Pickup enables merchants with brick-and-mortar stores to offer an alternative to shipping for their shoppers. Shoppers can choose from a list of stores nearest them instead of having to pay (and wait) for delivery. Read how to enable this feature.


  • Language Localization

    Language localization enables shoppers to view checkout instructions and cart totals in their local language. This feature is disabled by default.


  • Location-Based Restrictions

    Merchants can use location-based shipping restrictions in their Bolt Checkout. These aid merchants who cannot ship their products to specific states or countries. Read how to enable Location-Based Shipping Restrictions.


  • Merchant IP Addresses

    As a merchant, you can add office IP addresses to your account in the Merchant Dashboard. Adding your office IP addresses enables you to automatically bypass the Bolt processing fee for orders placed from your storefront internally. These orders are not indemnified for fraud.


  • Micro-Authorizations

    A micro-authorization is a small, temporary charge that Bolt authorizes on a shopper’s card. The shopper then provides the value of the charge to Bolt to prove that that they have access to their account, enabling higher order approval rates for your business.


  • Multi-Currency

    Bolt provides multi-currency (non-U.S. Dollar(USD)) support. The support for multi-currency varies depending upon the ecommerce platform and payment processor being used. Bolt uses WorldPay(Vantiv) for the majority of its payment processing. In addition, on a limited basis, Bolt uses Stripe for some merchants.


  • Order Notes

    Merchants add an order notes field within Bolt Checkout. This field appears under the delivery options and allows a maximum of 520 characters. By default the field is called Order notes (optional), however, both the caption and the field are customizable.


  • Order Tracking

    As a merchant, you can provide shoppers with SMS updates that point to your store’s branded order tracking page. Order tracking pages add a layer of visibility for the consumer and reduce your number of support tickets related to orders en-route.


  • P.O. Box Restrictions

    Bolt provides a setting to disable shipment to P.O. boxes on the Bolt Merchant Dashboard via Checkout Settings.


  • Product Add-ons & Upsells

    Product Add-ons are a great way for merchants to add convenience and enhance the shopping experience. Offering complementary or add-on products such as gift boxes, insurance, screen protectors, or batteries can ensure you have everything you need for your purchase. Read how to enable this feature.


  • Product Page Checkout Button

    product page checkout

    The Product Page Checkout button adds an express-checkout option to your product pages that forwards shoppers directly to Bolt Checkout to complete their purchase. Read how to enable the Product Page Checkout Button.


  • Product Quantity

    Merchants can configure the Bolt Checkout modal to display controls for increasing or decreasing the quantity of products in a shopper’s cart. Read how to enable Product Quantity.


  • reCAPTCHA

    Merchants can add reCAPTCHA (powered by Google) to their checkout experience for added security against bot attacks (e.g., a bot quickly checking out with many different credit cards). Bolt’s reCAPTCHA adds no friction to the shopper’s checkout experience.


  • Shopper Notifications

    Checkout notifications are important for keeping a shopper informed about their order status, abandoned carts, and any additional actions they may need to take. Read how to enable Checkout Notifications.


  • Single Sign-on (SSO)

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    Deliver a secure, logged-in user experience to your shoppers across retailers within Bolt’s network. Bolt SSO upgrades your existing shopper accounts to Bolt Accounts, giving your customers a fast, passwordless login and one click checkout anywhere in the Bolt Network. It’s still your brand, just powered by the Bolt Network.


  • Subscriptions

    Merchants can set up subscriptions purchasable through Bolt Checkout. In order to deploy Bolt with subscription functionality merchants must provide a subscription plan to Bolt Support.


  • Upgraded Monitoring

    Upgraded Monitoring provides the logging and analytics needed to give Bolt greater insight into its interaction with a merchant’s site. With this improvement to the plugins, Bolt can more proactively detect issues, even when Bolt does not cause them. Once discovered, Bolt may attempt to fix the problems or proactively notify the merchant.