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Eliminate offline payments

By Jim Dahline, 02/11/16, 7:15AM CST

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Reduce risk, workload by going online-only with payment processing

Using a secure online registration system with PCI Level 1 compliant payment processing is the most secure and valuable combination any youth sports organization can use to collect fees. While most YSOs have moved to eliminate the option of collecting fees offline (via paper checks), some still allow this practice, creating more work and risk for their organizations. 

6 Benefits to Eliminating Offline Payments

  1. Single source reporting
  2. Minimizes/eliminates non-payment
  3. No bounced check fees
  4. Easy refund processing
  5. Secure PCI Level 1 compliance
  6. 3-Day Fund Availability

Single Source Reporting

Having your sign ups, and fund collection, online gives you the benefit of creating reports from a single source. Keeping track off checks, cash, IOU's, for multiple teams when collecting offline will have you looking in several places, and making several phone calls, to see where things are at.

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Complete reporting for all registrations in a single area

Minimize or Eliminate Non-Payment

We've all heard it before.... "I'll send you that check next week". Unfortunately, next week can easily turn to next month, or worse, never. Moving to an online payment collection, as a requirement of sign up, ensures you'll get fees taken care of before athletes even begin the season.


Requiring payment minimizes unpaid fees

No Bounced Check Fees

Chasing down checks is hard enough. When they bounce and you have to do it all over again, not only does it get time consuming and frustrating, but it starts getting expensive.


Avoid insufficient funds/bounced check fees

Easy Refund Processing

Cutting refund checks is a hassle. Should you need to process a refund, it's as easy as one click when the order was placed online via Sport Ngin.

See How

Secure PCI Level 1 Compliance

One of the biggest risks created by organizations accepting paper checks, is how they handle the checks. With the popularity of digital deposits, more and more checks are getting tossed into the garbage, misplaced, or filed away. This creates a prime opportunity for identity theft. Online payments in a secure PCI Level 1 compliant process minimizes this risk for you and your organization.

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Highest level of security

3-Day Fund Availability

After collecting a check, you'll have to deposit it and wait for it to completely clear before safely using those funds. This can take anywhere from 7-10 days. While that is still a standard for many online processors, Sport Ngin payment processing makes cleared funds available to you in 3 business days.


You get access to funds in 3 business days

Learn More

Ready to learn more about online registration and payment processing? Start by scheduling a chat with a Sport Ngin expert through our Get Started form: sportngin.com/get-started

About Jim

Jim Dahline is Director of Marketing at SportsEngine. He is active with many customers and specifically with tournaments. He is on the planning committee for US Pond Hockey Championships, serves on the board as Sponsorship/Fundraising Coordinator for Edina Hockey, coaches 6U hockey, and coaches kindergarten soccer for Edina Soccer Association.

Jim is a strong supporter of the American Development Model (ADM) and has completed SafeSport (07/17), USA Hockey CEP Mite Modules (9/147), USA Hockey background screen (05/17).

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