Which Payment Platform Should I Use?

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Below we’ve listed out details on common payment platforms for accepting direct cash aid from others. Please read through these options and determine what is the best fit to crowdsource funds. 

  • Large platform 
  • GoFundMe provides a campaign sharing link that is used to direct people to your specific campaign page (campaign will also be publicly available for people to search based on keyword or other information)
  • Can withdrawal money at any time once donations start coming in
  • Goal is not a requirement (can withdraw before and after meeting goal)

 

  • Requires verification before withdrawals can be made
  • Takes 2-5 business days to process the withdrawal (does not affect the goal total amount)
  • Donations can only be held by GoFundMe for 90 days, after which it is returned to the donor
  • Requires a bank account
  • Not-for-profit platform specifically for medical support and donations
  • Provides a “registry/wish list” space that allows financial, emotional, and physical needs
  • Donations made by credit card are available immediately upon processing
  • No fee to use platform (MedGift is a 501C(3))
  • Donations go directly to a WePay account and takes 3-5 business days to transfer to bank account
  • Popular Peer-to-Peer money sharing app
  • Users find through your unique $Cashtag that allows other CashApp users to quickly find and transfer funds to that tag
  • Direct deposit into a bank account
  • Has the option of a free “Cash Card” that provides a digital visa debit card accessible within Google Pay and Apple Pay
  • Required to download “Cash App” onto a smartphone
  • Instant deposits from CashApp to a bank is a 1.5% fee ($0.25 minimum
  • CashApp charges 3% when someone donates or sends money via credit card
  • Large online money sharing platform (Parent company of Venmo)
  • Paypal users can look up through email, phone number, account username, or QR-code
  • Direct deposit into a bank account
  • Has the option of a “PayPal” debit that provides a digital Mastercard 
  • Can share money internationally 
  • Other options include “pools” that a group of people can chip in through paypal
  • 0% transaction fee if transferring Paypal account balance to another user or transferring with a linked bank account 
  • Required download of “PayPal” app or creation of PayPal account
  • 2.9% transaction fee if the money transfer is made with a credit or debit card 
  • Direct Deposit takes 3-5 business days to process withdrawals from Paypal to bank account
  • Immediate withdrawal results in a 1% penalty (maximum of $10)
  • Peer-to-Peer money transferring app (with social media elements)
  • Venmo users can look up through email, phone number, account username, or QR-code
  • Option of a “venmo” Mastercard ($0 fee to request Venmo card) 
  • 0% transaction fee if transferring Venmo account balance to another user or transferring with a linked bank account 
  • Requires download of “Venmo” application onto smartphone or setup account online
  • 3% transaction fee if the money transfer is made with a credit card 
  • Direct Deposit takes 1-3 business days to process withdrawals from Paypal to bank account
  • Immediate withdrawal results in a 1% penalty (maximum of $10)
  • Register and create a Zelle account using email or phone number.
  • Digital payment system through bank accounts (transferring from bank account to bank account)
  • Zelle users can look up through email or phone number
  • Money is sent directly to the bank account (processes transfer within minutes)
  •  Requires a smartphone (there is no website application)
  • Only able to transfer if Zelle is provided through participating financial institutions/banks 
  • Cannot transfer money from credit card. Only bank->bank transfers are allowed
  • Zelle is only provided domestically
  • Apple pay cash allows Apple user to send and receive money from other Apple users
  • Can send money via Apple Pay directly or with a linked debit card linked within Apple Wallet
  • Optional settings to automatically or manually receive payments
  • Only through Apple Pay Cash (can’t send or receive money from non-IOS devices)
  • If manually receiving payments, the money must be accepted within 7 days or is returned to payee
  • Instant transfer from Apple Pay to Bank account is a 1% fee (minimum $0.25 and maximum of $10)
  • Google Pay allows peer-to-peer money transfers within the Google Pay app (Google Pay is available both on Google/Android devices and IOS devices)
  • Able to find other users via name, phone number, email, or QR code
  • Peer-to-peer transfers are only available domestically with a US-licensed bank debit card
  • Payments from bank account to Google Pay may take 3-5 business days to process
  • Transferring Google Pay to bank account process after 1-3 business days 
  • Instant transfer from Google Pay to Bank account is a 1.5% fee (minimum $0.31)
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