Setting up payments for classes and videos

Setting up payments for classes and videos

Once you've connected to Stripe, you have a lot of flexibility and can set up how you want to get paid for your classes or videos.  You can connect passes and memberships, and you also have different options for single (drop in) payments: Fixed price, Donation, or "No payment".

Here are a few tips on how to price your classes and offerings, in case you're not sure.

Fixed price

This is the most common set up for classes and videos, and the default: you just set a price, and when a student clicks "register" on a class (or "access" on a video), they are presented with a payment form that lets them pay with a credit card and book. Pretty straight forward!

There is a minimum price for fixed price classes: it can't be less than 1 ($, €, £ or whatever your currency is). If you want to offer a free class or video to people, use one of the other options.

If you don't have a Stripe account connected to Ubindi, you can't take payments of course... but your 'fixed price' classes and videos can still be booked by people. They'll just see a simple  "Confirm" button. However, keep in mind that accepting registrations without payment is likely to cost you significant time & money.  


The 'Donation' based pricing option is not available if you don't have payments enabled with Stripe.

'Donation' pricing means that you can let people pay whatever they want to sign up for class or access a video. You still enter a suggested price, which will help to "guide" your clients to pay something reasonable.

When a student registers for a 'donation' class, your suggested price is shown as the default option. But they'll also see some other options: half and double your suggested price, as well as the option to pay any other amount (which can even be 0):

Many teachers use 'Donation' pricing just to get a sense of what people are willing to pay... and they are often surprised to get paid more than what they would have set as a fixed price!

No payment

Sometimes, you can't take payment for a class. For example, if you teach some of your classes in a school, studio, or gym, then you probably won't be handling money for those. But you'll still want to put these classes on your schedule, and let your students register on your Ubindi to let you know they're coming. 

Or, you might offer some classes or videos for free. Since you can't set "0" in a fixed price class, you can use the "No payment" option instead. When you set 0 as the display price, the class will actually show "Free" on your public schedule.

So the "No payment" pricing option will allow people to register for a class or access a video without having to pay. Even if you set a display price — the client just sees a simple "Confirm" button to sign up.

Connecting passes and memberships /subscriptions

If you've created passes or memberships, you can also connect these to your classes or videos. Then people who have one of these packages can use them to sign up. When creating (or editing) a class or video,  a list of all the packages you've created is shown in the "Set up" panel. You simply tick the ones that are valid for the class (or video). 

When your students try to register for class without having purchased your package yet, they'll see the options to buy it then and there:

Ticking the 'Package required' box means that only students with a valid pass and/or active subscription can register for that class (so no drop-ins are allowed):

Tip: you can quickly edit the packages set up on any of your existing classes by clicking the 3 little dots on your class or video to go directly to the "set up" panel. You can change what packages are attached for a single individual class, or for the whole class series (all future).

In short, for any class or video you can configure your payment options and client experience just the way you want! You can experiment with these options and simply go to your public schedule and sign up for your own class to see what it's like for students.

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