Seamless Transactions with Clipboard Payments

May 17, 2024

Imagine streamlining all your school's extracurricular activities, from sports to music lessons, into one cohesive system. Now, picture seamlessly integrating payment processing into this system. Welcome to Clipboard Payments, designed to revolutionise the way schools manage activities and handle transactions.

What is Clipboard Payments?

Clipboard Payments is used to process millions of dollars in transactions every year, and is a game-changer for schools looking to optimise their administrative processes. It offers the flexibility to charge for various activities within the Clipboard platform, supporting transactions with all major credit and debit cards. Importantly, this feature is entirely optional, whether you opt-in or not, the functionality of the Activity Selection module remains unaffected, preserving the core functionality of the Clipboard platform.

Transactions made through Clipboard Payments are processed securely using the Stripe payment gateway. Stripe is a trusted online payment processing and credit card processing platform used by businesses worldwide, guaranteeing peace of mind for both schools and parents alike.

Who is Clipboard Payments designed for?

Clipboard Payments is tailored for schools seeking a centralised solution for extracurricular administration. Clipboard serves as a comprehensive platform, encompassing everything from activity selection to payment processing and invoicing. Whether managing sports teams, music programs, or co-curricular activities, Clipboard simplifies the process, providing a one-stop solution for administrative tasks.

Moreover, Clipboard Payments extends beyond activity fees, offering versatility for resource management. Schools can utilise the platform for hiring out instruments, uniforms, and taking payments for excursions. With the ability to check out securely through the Clipboard cart and pay via Stripe, parents and students experience unparalleled convenience.

Enhancing the Parent Experience

Clipboard Payments isn't just about streamlining administrative tasks; it's about enhancing the overall experience for parents and students. Here's how:

  • Simple Payments: Parents enjoy a hassle-free payment experience, covering everything from music tuition to excursion fees with ease.
  • Payment Options: Flexible payment options cater to different preferences, whether paying by card or via alternative methods like cash.
  • Invoice Generation: Access to all their  invoices via the Clipboard Portal ensures transparency and accountability.
  • Confirmation Emails: Parents receive confirmation emails, keeping them informed about their children’s activity selections every step of the way.

Enhancing the Staff Experience

Clipboard Payments doesn't just benefit parents and students; it's a game-changer for school staff too. Here's how:

  • Upfront Payments: Eliminate the hassle of chasing payments by securing fees up-front. Enhance accountability and boost attendance at extracurricular activities.
  • Detailed Reporting: Clipboard provides comprehensive financial reporting, to make reconciliation of payments simple with existing financial systems for enhanced visibility and control.
  • Refunds and Credit Balances: Handle refunds effortlessly, whether issuing partial or full refunds. Additionally, the option to refund a credit balance simplifies future transactions.
  • Invoice Management: Easily track and manage invoices, filtering by date range, status, or individual student/parent. Stay organised with intuitive invoice management, ensuring smooth financial operations every step of the way.

Getting Started with Clipboard Payments

Ready to unlock the full potential of Clipboard Payments? Follow these simple steps in our support article to get started today. 

Lara Varrica
Marketing Manager

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