SignUpGenius Payments

The simple, easy way to collect money on your sign ups for gifts, tickets, donations and more!

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How does it work?

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1. Activate Payments Genius

To activate the ability to accept payments, connect your SignUpGenius account to your PayPal account and enter your credit/debit card.

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2. Create Sign Ups with Priced Items

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

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3. Members Pay You When Signing Up

Participants pay through PayPal with a credit card or PayPal account. Funds are deposited into your PayPal account.

How will you use it?

product sales

Product Sales

fundraising and donations

Fundraising & Donations

ticket sales

Ticket Sales

business services

Business Services

group gifts

Group Gifts

event registration

Event Registration

Fees and the Fine Print

How are the fees charged?

PayPal fees will be deducted at the time of purchase.
SignUpGenius will charge fees monthly based on total sales for the month.

How much do payment transactions cost?

You will pay a total of 5% of the purchase plus $0.50 per transaction.

For each payment, PayPal charges an industry-standard processing fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction. SignUpGenius charges a service fee of 2.1% plus $0.20 per transaction.

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At Checkout

Example - Sold one $20 shirt

User payment received $20.00

PayPal fee - $0.88

Amount deposited to your
Paypal account $19.12


Example - Sold four $20 shirts
in one month

Total monthly sales $80.00

Total PayPal Fees
(4 x $0.88 at time of transaction) -$3.52

Single fee charged to your
credit card by SignUpGenius-$2.48


Frequently Asked Questions

What will I need to accept payments?

If you do not have one, you will need a free verified account at PayPal, one of the world's largest online processors. A verified account means you have hooked up a bank account to PayPal so that money can be easily transferred to you. You will also need to provide SignUpGenius with a credit or debit card that will be used for fees.

When and how do I get paid?

After your users purchase, the money they've paid (minus the PayPal fee) is deposited directly into your PayPal account. There is typically no delay - although PayPal sometimes does put a short hold on money for new users. Once your money is in your PayPal account, you can:

  • Make a purchase with it on a site that accepts PayPal
  • Request a check by mail
  • Transfer the money to your bank account (electronic transfers typically arrive in your bank within about three days)

What if I need to refund someone?

The seller can login to his/her PayPal account and fully refund a buyer easily through the PayPal interface. PayPal returns the full amount to the buyer and will only charge the seller the transaction fee (typically $0.30). All SignUpGenius fees associated with the transaction are fully refunded. Partial refunds are also possible and PayPal and SignUpGenius refund a percentage of their respective fees based on the amount refunded. If a seller needs to remove someone from the sign up as well as refund him/her, the seller can use the SignUpGenius admin tools to delete the person from the sign up. This can be done before or after the person is refunded at PayPal.

Can buyers cancel if they've paid?

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

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Collect Money with SignUpGenius Payments