Payment Links Overview

Deposits or pre-payments for appointments refer to the practice of having clients pay for their appointments in advance, usually before the scheduled appointment time. The purpose of pre-payments is to ensure that clients are committed to their appointments, and to reduce the number of no-shows or last-minute cancellations. Additionally, it can help to manage the business cash flow and budgeting.

If your business is currently employing this practice or looking to implement it, Client Diary’s Payment Links is the perfect solution.

With Payment Links, you can send a payment request to your clients via SMS and have them pay online safely and conveniently from their mobile phones. Payment Links do not expire and you can send your clients as many Payment Links as you wish, however each link can only be used once.

The Payment Links are compatible with all new payment methods including Apple Pay, Google Pay, 3D security and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the transaction fees of Payment Links?

Transaction fees include Stripe’s fees (1.7% + 30c) and Client Diary’s fees (1.05%). We have a built-in Transaction Fees Calculator in various places in Client Diary that you can use to simulate and estimate the amount your clients will pay and the amount you will receive.

Can I pass the transaction fees to my clients?

Yes. You can pass it to your clients and it will be shown in the Payment Links sent to your clients.

Is the payment page secure?

Yes. The payment page and payment processing are handled by Stripe | Payment Processing Platform for the Internet and it is as safe as it can be.

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