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I want to charge for my event. How do I upgrade my account to charge my attendees?

1) Your first step will be to create an EventSprout account HERE. Be sure to choose "yes" to "I want to create my own events".

2) In order to upgrade your account, we ask that you create an account with Stripe, our payment processor. This can be started by selecting the "upgrade account" button in the upper right hand corner of your new EventSprout account. 

Stripe handles all of the actual payments from the customers, and distributes your deposits directly to you. This can be started by selecting the "upgrade account" button in the upper right hand corner of your new EventSprout account. 

Stripe will ask for a few pieces of information, so be ready to have the following ready:

1) Business name, address, type of business (LLC, non-profit, etc.) services offered. 

2) Personal information, including the last four of your SSN. This purely for identification purposes. Stripe is an incredibly secure website that takes all personal information very seriously. 

3) Bank information (acct. #, routing #) so you're able to start receiving deposits right away. 

Once your account is upgraded, please make sure you have your "payout settings" set up properly. This is how often Stripe will send you deposits from your ticket sales. Daily deposits do NOT always start and stop at the same time, so please make sure you are willing to receive deposits that rapidly. To make this change, select "balance" on the left hand side, then "payouts". From there, you can edit the payout schedule. 

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