May 01, 2020 • 5 min read
In part one of this series, we addressed how to manage registration funds you’ve already collected. In this post, we will dig deeper into the options you have for moving forward with registration while keeping in mind the financial sensitivity and uncertainty around COVID-19.
The first question to ask yourself, do you want to collect money at the time of registration?
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Aside from running registration as you normally would, there are three other options you can take to collect some sort of fee at the time of registration.
This will allow registrants to take advantage of lower, special prices for a longer period of time. You can set up these discounts and deadlines using advanced fees.
Collect a pre-determined deposit during registration and set installment dates to start at a future time that your organization is comfortable with. The initial deposit can be set as low as $0.01, which does not include processing fees, and you can choose the number of installments to be collected.
Set the participant fee on the registration form to be a reduced amount, with the intention to collect an additional balance at a later date. This future collection can be done in two ways:
If you do not want to have registrants pay at checkout, there are two potential options for you:
Set up your participant fees as normal but enable registrants the option to pay offline. This will allow members to register for the season without having to pay right at checkout. The registrant can then use the ‘Pay Now’ button from their dashboard when ready to pay, based on your agreed-upon timelines.
Set the participant fee on the registration form to be $0, with the intention to collect the balance at a later date. This future collection can be done in two ways:
Each club and organization will handle opening activities and registration differently but we are starting to see more people putting together realistic timelines for registration to open. Some plan to offer summer camp, while many want to make sure they are prepared and ready for the Fall season.
Whatever your case may be, know that there are options available to you to push forward while being sensitive to the current environment around us.
Anand Patel is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at TeamSnap.
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