Add charges to any payment type

Lauren Burgess

If you’ve been keeping up with all our new feature releases and updates through the product blog, you may remember our last post on the topic of payment charges that referred specifically to credit card payments made using Stripe or Worldpay payment processing software.

In it, we explained that you can apply an additional charge to your customer if they choose to pay their invoice using a credit card and that this charge would appear in a separate invoice. You also of course had to have an active Stripe or Worldpay account integrated with Commusoft.

Our software engineers have been hard at work to extend this handy little feature and we’re proud to announce that you can now assign custom charges to any payment type that you choose to accept from customers.

There are a number of reasons that you might want to apply a charge to a payment type. You may wish to discourage customers from choosing that particular method for whatever reason, or you may simply choose to pass on the card payment processing fees levied against you to the customer.

Processing fees maybe a miniscule percentage of the transaction but they soon add up. If you’re booking a lot of jobs and expanding your business, there’s every chance you could be spending thousands on card charges over the course of a year.

So how does it work? Now, whenever you add a new payment method, it will appear in a list under the payment charges setting shown above. In this area, you can set any charge percentage that you like.

Just like before, this charge will appear as a separate invoice to the initial cost of work. It’s as simple as that! We hope you enjoy the greater freedom afforded by this new update.

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