Wild Apricot Launches Payment Processor

Terry Ibele 12 March 2018 8 comments

Wild Apricot Payment Processor

If you’d like to accept payments directly through your Wild Apricot website without having to send members to a third-party payment processor, stay tuned — Wild Apricot is launching its very own payment processor, Wild Apricot Payments, on March 12, 2018.

With Wild Apricot Payments, you can accept online payments for membership, events, sales (through our Online Store coming April 3, 2018), and recurring payments.


Why Wild Apricot Payments is Better Than Other Providers

Here are some of the benefits of choosing Wild Apricot Payments for your account:

  • You will receive integrated, one-stop support for both Wild Apricot and Wild Apricot Payments.
  • Your members and customers will not be directed to another site for online payments. They will stay on your Wild Apricot website.
  • We do not charge any setup or monthly fees.
  • Payments are directly transferred to your bank account within 48 hours.
  • Recurring payments (aka scheduled payments) are supported.
  • You can apply for Wild Apricot Payments directly within your Wild Apricot dashboard. There’s no need to search for another provider.

Please note: currently, only US and Canadian residents may apply for a Wild Apricot Payments account. If you are in another country, we offer support for a number of third-party payment processors that you can use. See here for the full list.


What Are the Fees?

Wild Apricot Payments fees are the same as other popular options. Here they are:

2.9% +$0.30 for each transaction

  • No setup fee
  • No monthly fee

For comparison, here are the fees charged by other popular payment processors (US):


What Will Wild Apricot Payments Look Like to Your Members and Customers?

If you set up Wild Apricot Payments, your members and customers will be directed to a secure Wild Apricot payment form for all payments on your Wild Apricot site. They will not be directed to a third-party site to complete their payment. Here’s a screenshot of what a payment form looks like:

Affinipay Wild Apricot

Who is Wild Apricot Partnering with to Offer Wild Apricot Payments?

Wild Apricot is partnering with AffiniPay to offer Wild Apricot Payments.

AffiniPay has offered a trusted and secure payment processor gateway for the association market for more than a decade. They are also compliant to the highest standard of PCI compliance (Level 1 PCI Certified) as set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.


How to Set up Wild Apricot Payments for Your Account

After March 12, 2018, you will be able to set up Wild Apricot Payments for your account. Click here for full instructions.

If you have questions, or need help setting up Wild Apricot Payments for your account, please contact our support team.

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Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Monday, 12 March 2018 at 9:19 AM

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  • Garry said:

    Monday, 12 March 2018 at 1:18 PM
    Are the Transaction fees applied in US$ or the currency you choose setting up the Payment Account? It's a non-starter if an organization is based in Canada but have the 2.9% and $0.30 charged in US$
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Monday, 12 March 2018 at 1:20 PM
    Hi Garry, the 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction is charged in US dollars.
  • Suzanne Kuch said:

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 7:10 AM
    PayPal has a non-profit rate of 2.2% + $0.30. Do you have a non-profit rate?
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 9:18 AM
    Hi Suzanna, right now we are not offering a nonprofit rate.
  • Gary Rubens said:

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 5:56 PM
    A nonprofit rate would be REALLY nice!

    I am also interested in the recurring (AKA scheduled) payments. We (SCWDC) offer our members a payment plan for our ski trips (advance deposit + 3 installment payments). We figured out a way to accomplish this by manually manipulating the invoices and email notifications, but it was very cumbersome. After switching from Paypal to Authorize.net, we gained the ability to send payment invoices for any amount directly to our members. BIG improvement! Will we have a similar capability with the new WA Payment Processor?
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 1:56 PM
    Hi Gary, thanks for the feedback. I'll be sharing it with our team.
  • Bhavishree said:

    Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 2:00 PM
    Will this option make refunds and cancellations automatic as well?
  • Gary Rubens said:

    Monday, 19 March 2018 at 10:13 AM
    According to the Affinipay website (https://affinipay.com/features/), the "Quick Bill" feature sounds almost identical to the Authorize.net invoicing feature. If that is the case, we will probably be interested in switching. I am also encouraged by the feature descriptions for refunds and for recurring payments.

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