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How Does it Work?

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1. Set Up Payments

Complete our quick setup process to enable your SignUpGenius account to collect money through our partner, WePay.

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2. Create Sign Ups with Priced Items

Use our step-by-step wizard to build your sign up and choose which items involve payments. Payment can be optional or required.

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3. Collect Money

Sign up participants can pay for items with a credit card or debit card. The money will be deposited into your account.

What Will You Collect Money For?

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Product Sales

fundraising and donations

Fundraising & Donations

ticket sales

Ticket Sales

business services

Business Services

group gifts

Group Gifts

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Event Registration

Fees and the Fine Print

How are the fees charged?

Fees are charged to participants at time of purchase and equal 5% of the purchase plus $0.50 per transaction.
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At Checkout

Example - One $20 shirt sold

Participant Payment $20.00

Participant Fee $1.50

Total Paid $21.50

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the fee to collect money?

Your participants will be charged a fee equal to 5% of your requested price plus $0.50 per transaction. As the group organizer, you will pay no additional fees to collect money on sign ups.

What will I need to accept payments?

Collecting money at SignUpGenius does not require that you have an existing merchant account. We've partnered with WePay, a large and respected online payments processor, to make collecting money simple.

When you first set up your SignUpGenius account to collect money, we'll ask you a set of basic questions and automatically set up a free WePay account for you. You will need to enter some profile information about the person or group that is collecting money. You'll also be able to decide whether you want the collected funds automatically transferred to a bank account or mailed to you by check. The entire setup takes only a couple of minutes!

When and how do I get paid?

After your participants complete their purchase, the money they've paid is deposited directly into your WePay account. Once your money is in your WePay account, you can:

  • Request a check by mail
  • Transfer the money to your bank account by setting your preferences for daily, weekly or monthly deposits.

What if I need to refund someone?

No problem! You can log in to your SignUpGenius account and fully or partially refund a buyer by accessing the admin toolbar at the top of your sign up and clicking the "add/edit/delete people" button.

What if I need to move a paid user to another date or slot?

Our powerful admin tools make it easy to move a user to a different date/slot even after they have paid. The seller has complete control of the sign up. Just log in to your SignUpGenius account and head to your sign up. You'll see our admin toolbar at the top of your sign up — you'll want the add/edit/delete people function.

Can buyers cancel if they've paid?

Buyers will not be able to delete items off the sign up or cancel an order after they've paid. However, they can request a cancellation and/or refund from the seller, and the seller can delete, move and/or refund them.

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Collect Money with SignUpGenius