There are no costs to setup a campaign on iDonate. Fees are only deducted from donations received. With iDonate donations are accepted through Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Apple Pay & Google Pay.
iDonate has a platform / admin fee of 4%. This allows us to provide a professional service to Causes. The platform fee goes towards:
Development costs – we continue to develop the platform to offer more features and tools to Causes.
Support Costs – we are here to respond to emails and provide phone support as required.
Hosting Costs – we host our website with Blacknight Ireland on a high spec server.
Taxes – Yes we must pay these also!
Therefore, the total fee charged is a flat 4% plus a variable Transaction Charge based on the selected payment method.
This covers the ongoing development and running costs of iDonate.
When processing payments, we provide a number of payment methods to donors, all of which result in a charge to iDonate.
These payment methods include the standard Credit Card / Debit Card entry via Global Payments, PayPal, Stripe, Google Pay or Apple Pay.
Some of these companies transaction charges are fixed and some are a percentage charge.
These Transaction Charges are as follows –
Credit Card / Debit Card – 1%.
PayPal – 1.9% + €0.35.
Stripe / Apple Pay / Google Pay – 1.4% + €0.25.
The above charges are inclusive of VAT.
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Donors are given the option to cover the total fees. 75% of donors opt to cover the fees. This results in the cause getting 100% of the donation amount.
All donations are transferred directly to each Cause on a monthly basis.
While other sites claim to offer a Free service, they will charge a transaction fee on each donation. Some sites also set a default tip off 10% – 15% of the donation amount.
Additionally, some websites will charge charities monthly / yearly fees to be listed on their platform. iDonate charge no such fees.
The average cost to Charities / Causes on donations via iDonate across the board is 1.5% as a result of donors being able to cover the fees.