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purchase using points

not sure if this is a common occurance:
I would like to use user points as a method of payment rather than actual currency.
I am able to deduct points from a the buyer (or purchasing user) , however, I am unable to have the selling user redeem or 'collect' points from the customer

for example, the message appears:
User 1 (buyer) lost 200 points Total now is 296 points (where points amount prior to transaction was 496)
User 2 (seller) earned 200 points Total now is 87548 points. (where points amount prior to transaction was 87548)

as you can see user 2's account does not increase by 200 points

has anyone seen this? am i missing something in the configuration? rules integration?


Asked by: juve76
on July 10, 2012

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Note that on the http://drupal.org/project/commerce_userpoints project page it says this: "it DOES NOT behave as a Commerce payment method"

Which tells me that the points system is more like a "rewards system" where they can get discounts, it's not a "secondary currency."

You may want to checkout these other resources:


"Commerce Credits allows you to have users buy or win credits. The credits these users buy or win are fully configurable and can expire after some time. The process used for these credits is also fully configurable through Rules. It allows you to entirely define your own process for the payment and the use of these credits."


"Provides a Rules action for granting Userpoints based of the quantity for a certain product type in a Commerce order. ie. Allows you to sell a "points/credits" product and then grant users userpoints based on the quantity of the product within the order."

Josh Miller
Answer by: Josh Miller
Posted: Sep 5, 2012