How clients pay deposits & balances
When a client books you through GigSalad, they will pay the full amount at the time of booking. Both the deposit and the balance are collected in one payment upfront. The deposit is sent to you in advance while the balance is sent to you one or 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" at the top of 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, your cancellation policy, and any additional terms.
After you send a quote, the client 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 choose their payment method.
On the checkout page, clients can choose between two payment options: credit card or eCheck.
Note: We are currently testing a third payment option using PayPal Credit. This option does not affect your payments, as they will still be paid in full and disbursed just as a credit card payment would be.
Limitations of eCheck payments
Electronic checks are 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.