How clients pay deposits & balances
When a client books you through GigSalad, they will pay the full amount at the time of booking. The deposit and the balance are collected in one payment up front. The deposit is sent to you in advance while the balance is sent to you one to two business days after the event. The exact time frames for payments will vary depending on the payout method you have chosen.
Clients will have the option to pay only after you send an official quote. To send a quote, click on "Send [client's name] a quote" on the lead and fill out the quote form. You will be asked to enter your total fee and the deposit you'd like to receive in advance, along with the services to be provided, cancellation policy, and any additional terms.
After you send a quote, clients will see a blue Book Now button along with the price, services to be provided, and your cancellation policy (and additional terms, if included). To complete the booking and pay, clients need to click on the blue button and enter their payment method.
On the checkout page, clients can choose between two payment options: credit card or eCheck.
If a client chooses eCheck, they will be asked to enter the routing and account number of a checking account. This is a great alternative for companies or organizations that do not have a credit card or are required to make their purchases with a check. However, due to the unique processing, there are a few limitations.