Changing payment settings

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At the top right of the screen tap on you name and tap Settings in the menu, then on the settings page tap Payments.

 

Settings for payments allow you to configure one or more payment services for processing credit card payments.

UCare is PCI compliant meaning that the safety of how credit card information is stored is verified to conform with the PCI data security standard annually.

There are two payment services that you can choose from, you can also chose to receive payments via PayPal.

Tip: If your church has campuses in multiple countries then add additional payment services to receive payments in the currencies used by each country.

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Payment security 

If you are using one of the payment services for online payments then you should configure an SSL certificate for your website. SSL certificates are used to encrypt all info that is sent to UCare. If a payment is made on a public network hackers could be watching their internet requests, having SSL encrypt the info means hackers can't decode the info (e.g. credit card info) sent to our servers.

 

Pushpay

Pushpay is an New Zealand and American company that processes credit card payments for organizations around the world. Pushpay is an integrated solution meaning you need to purchase an SSL certificate to secure your website for payments.

Pushpay also provide mobile Apps and other unique experiences to help people easily and quickly give. This allows people to set up regular giving, reaching the on average 80% of people who attend your church but don't give regularly.

To enable Pushpay add a new payment service, select the Pushpay service and then tap "Connect with Pushpay". This will redirect you to Pushpay to ask if you want to grant permission for UCare to connect. After you agree; you are returned to the UCare payment settings.

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When you return to UCare your primary Pushpay account and default giving type have been selected. The currency that you see selected is set in your Pushpay account. You can now edit the service and select the culture used to format currency amounts.

Note: Some churches will have multiple Pushpay accounts, for example one for Tithe and maybe one for the community care arm of the church. You can edit a Pushpay payment service to select a different account or giving type.

Tip: If you want to be able to receive payments for different giving types then add another Pushpay payments service. You will then be able to select another account or giving type. In this way you could for example set up a fund for your youth ministry and when you create events for the youth ministry simply select the Youth payment service. Alternatively you could add a payment service for the Pushpay giving type for each church campus.

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See below for more info on configuring PayPal and email options for this payment service.

 

Stripe

Stripe is an American company that processes credit card payments for organizations around the world. Stripe is an integrated solution meaning you need to purchase an SSL certificate to secure your website for payments. 

To enable Stripe add a new payment service, select the Stripe service and then tap "Connect with Stripe". This will redirect you to Stripe to ask if you want to grant permission for UCare to connect. After you agree; return to UCare payment settings.

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When you return to UCare your stripe account have been selected. You can now edit the service and select the currency and culture used to format currency amounts.

Tip: If you want to be able to receive payments for different Stripe accounts then add another Stripe payments service. In this way you could for example set up an account for your youth ministry and when you create events for the youth ministry simply select the Youth payment service. Alternatively you could add a payment service for the Stripe for each church campus.

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See below for more info on configuring PayPal and email options for this payment service.

 

PayPal

PayPal is an American company that processes credit card payments for organizations around the world. PayPal is a hosted solution meaning you don't need to purchase an SSL certificate to secure your website for payments. We see a drop in the number of successful payments because of this redirect though so we recommend you use PayPal together with another payment service.

The PayPal option can be enabled separately or in addition to the other Payment services. It provides an alternative payment method for people that don't have a credit card. PayPal can also link to a person's bank so they can pay from their bank account.

You may already have a PayPal account making this the quickest option for getting started with receiving payments. You'll need to enter the email address associated with your church PayPal account, select the currency you want to receive payment and select an image that is displayed on the payment confirmation page (this will likely be your church or ministry logo).

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Payment email

Each payment service includes payment email settings, enter a message to include in payment confirmation emails when using the respective payment service. You should also add your tax and contact information that will be added to invoices that UCare sends with payment confirmation emails.

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