Reimbursement types

Each return item should be associated with one of your store's Spree::ReimbursementTypes.

By default, the solidus_backend interface offers one reimbursement type to store administrators: Spree::ReimbursmentType::StoreCredit. When a Spree::Reimbursement is created with this type, a Spree::Reimbursement::Credit is created for the full amount each return item associated with the reimbursement.

Solidus provides some other built-in reimbursement types that you can register and use in your store.

Preferred and override reimbursement types

Each Spree::ReturnItem object has the following attributes that link the item to a reimbursement type:

  • preferred_reimbursement_type_id: The ID for the reimbursement type that was first set for the return item.
  • override_reimbursement_type_id: An optional reimbursement type that overrides the preferred reimbursement type.

When a store administrator is ready to reimburse the customer, they can override the preferred reimbursement type for another one. This allows store administrators to change a customer return to satisfy the customer without losing the history of the customer return.

Reimbursement types helpers

Solidus's built-in reimbursement types extend the Spree::ReimbursementType::ReimbursementHelpers class , which is where much of their core functionality originates. If you need to make your own reimbursement types, or you want a better understanding of how reimbursement types work, see the source code.

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