One of the savviest things you can do for your business is sync payment processing with your online scheduling. It streamlines the booking process for you and your clients, and — maybe even better — it allows you to monitor the most important aspects of your business in one place.
We offer Stripe and Square integrations for our platform if that’s your thing. But even better: We have our native payment processor, Schedulicity Pay.
If you haven’t given it a try yet — or if you’ve only used it for keeping cards on file (more on that in a minute) — here are a few perks of using our built-in payment processing. Bet you haven’t thought about #9 before…
The Biggest Perks of Using Schedulicity Pay as Your Payment Processor
1. Automated Billing
Auto Billing is one of our most beloved features, and it’s only gotten more popular during the pandemic because it allows you to continue generating revenue even if your doors are closed. The premise is simple: Clients enroll in auto-billing for whatever service or class they book regularly, then we automatically charge their card at the same time each month. If a card fails, we also automatically contact the client to help them update their information and complete the payment. Auto Billing comes with built-in reporting, too, which brings us to…
We’re always surprised by how few people know that using Schedulicity Pay means you get access to detailed reports, which give you a clearer picture of your various revenue streams. Our Auto Billing report will give you your estimated monthly revenue from recurring charges as well as a list of who’s currently enrolled. In addition to that, our financial partner Clearent offers various “deep dive” reports with your account.
3. Cards on File
Simplify your life by keeping client cards on file through Schedulicity Pay. This is an especially good time to encourage clients to take this step. By getting them set up, you can offer them 100% no-contact transactions.
No-shows are always annoying but right now, the last thing you need is to lose income on them. By setting up a no-show fee, Schedulicity Pay will automatically charge the card of anyone who books with you and doesn’t cancel within your policy window.
5. Human Interaction
We have an incredible Support team on hand to answer any questions about Schedulicity, but here’s a hot tip: We’ve also got a dedicated Schedulicity Pay Support team. As in a bunch of cool people with financial chops ready to answer any questions you have. Receive notification about a chargeback? Or not sure whether you’re setting up your discount correctly? The Pay team is here to help.
6. Free Card Reader
If you’ve worked with any other payment processing companies, chances are you’ve had to buy or lease a card reader. When you sign up for Schedulicity Pay, we’ll send you one for free.
7. Less $$$
Because we specialize in service-based businesses, we know how small the profit margins can feel and are. So, we launched Schedulicity Pay with one goal in mind: To offer the lowest fees in the industry. And we do!
Rates are 1.99% + 10¢ per transaction for swiping, dipping, or tapping your credit card with our Schedulicity Pay devices or 2.85% + 25¢ per transaction for all keyed-in cards. You can see how that stacks up against other competitors in this comparison chart.
9. Build Financial Clout
Because we’re a smaller company, we really take the time to work with you on the Schedulicity Pay application process. That means that if you’re just starting with your career, we’ll work with you to get you approved and set up. Using a payment processor like Schedulicity Pay also builds your financial reputation over time, which means you’ll have a potentially easier time obtaining small business loans down the line, among other perks.
10. Next-Day Funding
Sometimes you just need your money (honey). For a slightly increased fee, you can get your money in your bank account on the very next business day. Read more about the details here.
11. No Contracts, No Weird “Oh, It’s an AmEx??” Fees
Maybe it’s the fact that we’re based in Montana, but we all prefer straight talk. So, you can use Schedulicity Pay without a contract or any charges for different card types or other hidden fees — full stop.