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Congratulations! You're just a few clicks and keystrokes away from accepting online registrations and receiving card and Apple/Google Pay payments from your customers!
We offer team registration as well as free agent / player registration.
This will only take a few minutes to set up. Here's the process in short:
- Set up a merchant account with Stripe
- On your dashboard, click + New Registration
- Select an existing event or create a new one
- Enable team or free agent registration
- Send your customers the sign-up link
- Receive email notifications for any payments and see them on your dashboard
If you've already got a merchant account set up, you may skip to step 2.
1. Register with Stripe (only the first time)
Go to your account settings and click Create Stripe Account:
Select your country and click Connect with Stripe:
That'll take you to Stripe's signup flow. Simply follow the instructions on the screen to create your account – it'll only take a few minutes.
You can click Return to LeagueLobster anytime during the process and pick it back up later by clicking the resume setup link (see next screenshot).
Once you're done (or if you click Return to LeagueLobster before that), you'll be taken to your account settings page, where you'll see your brand new Stripe account listed. If you don't finish your Stripe setup in one session, this is also where you'll find the link to resume setup:
You'll receive a confirmation email from Stripe to verify your email address.
Once your account is ready to accept payments you'll see it on your account settings like so:
If you think the status is out of sync, click the refresh button to re-sync with Stripe.
If it's still not showing 'ready' please check your Stripe dashboard for any additional information you may need to submit to activate your account (clicking the account name on the panel depicted above takes you to your dashboard).
Clicking the edit button (pencil) next to the account name will take you to the Stripe page that lets you edit the account name.
2. On your dashboard, click New Registration:
3. Select an existing Event or create a new one:
4. Enable Team and/or Free Agent Registration
Click either Enable Team Registration to let teams register as a whole or Enable Free Agent Registration to allow players to sign up individually – you'll assign them to teams later via our drag-and-drop interface (see note at the bottom of this article).
At a minimum, you'll need to enter a price per team then click Submit.
The other settings are optional (unless you have multiple merchant accounts, in which case you also need to specify which one to use under advanced settings)
Free Agent Registration:
All you need to enable free agent registration is a free agent pool. Simply enter
- a name for the registration pool (only shown on the registration page if you have more than one),
- the maximum number of players allowed to register for this pool and
- a price per player, and
- click the check mark next to the price field to submit
5. Send your customers the sign-up link:
You'll see a Share button that will show a dialog with the relevant links to send to your customers.
Alternatively, you can just send them to our home page and have them type the name of your organization or event into the search box.
You can also set up your club page to use your own domain, in which case all your links will start with that instead of scheduler.leaguelobster.com
6. You will receive email notifications for any payments
New registrations will also show up on your dashboard and directly in your event, ready to be scheduled!
Let us know if you have any questions we didn't cover here or if you have any other suggestions. 🤗
What Your Participants See
You'll either want to share your club page or the direct link to your registration page with your customers. (Bonus – you can make your club page your home page using your own custom domain).
Registration Forms are Customizable
You can add custom fields to the registration form by adding a custom form under registration settings. Click here for more on that.
They'll be taken to your branded Stripe checkout page (be sure to choose your color scheme and upload your logo on your Stripe Dashboard) where they can use a credit card or Apple/Google Pay.
Pricing / Fee Structure
We charge just 1.74% – or a minimum of $1, but never more than $14.95
Our processor (Stripe) charges another 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
If you charge $100 for a registration, fees total $4.99 – about 4.99%
If you charge $1000, that's $44.67 – or about 4.47% (since we cap our commission)
Stripe does not let us pass on those fees to your registrants, so you will receive the amount minus fees.
Assigning Free Agents has been moved to its own article here.