Booking in Canadian dollars
Being able to book gigs in Canadian dollars is something we know our Canadian members need to be successful on GigSalad. We've been hard at work to make it happen, and the wait is finally over! As of January 2, 2018, Canadian members can send quotes and book their gigs in Canadian dollars.
Any quotes created after January 2, 2018 will be automatically sent in CAD. Your profile location will determine the currency used, regardless of the event location. For example, if you, the vendor, are located in Canada but the event is in the US, the quote will be sent and booked in CAD. If you are located in the United States but the event is in Canada, the quote will be sent and booked in USD.
Any quotes you sent before January 2, 2018 that have not yet expired will remain in USD, and your clients will still be able to book those quotes and pay in USD. If you would prefer that they book you in CAD instead, you must send a new quote to each existing client. To do this, log in to your account and click on a lead with an active quote. Open it and click Send a Quote. Your previous quote information will be automatically filled in, so just make any necessary adjustments and click Send. This will automatically cancel your previous quote that was in USD, and the new quote will be in CAD.
When building a quote or viewing your inbox, booking threads, agreements, or confirmation emails, all prices will have a CAD or USD to indicate which currency is being used for that particular event. Your clients will see the same indicators on their side.
IMPORTANT: If you have any information in your saved messages or quote settings that refer to your quotes being in USD, be sure to update those immediately. This information will no longer be true for your new quotes, so keeping that copy in place will be confusing to your clients.
When a gig is booked with CAD, the payout process and timeframes will be the same as it was when we previously paid out in USD. At this time, Canadian members may still only receive payments via PayPal or check, but we hope to be able to offer direct deposit very soon. Accepting CAD payments brings us a step closer to that, and we are actively working to make it a possibility. We will notify our Canadian members as soon as a direct deposit option is available.
All membership payments (signups, renewals, upgrades, location purchases, etc.) will still be charged in US dollars. Only booking payments will be processed in CAD. We may begin accommodating membership purchases in CAD at some point down the road, but we don't know when exactly. We'll let our members know if and when we make that change.