Clover Donations

Pay a little, get a lot.

{ honest, straight-forward pricing }

Clover Donations


Per Transaction

{ There are no other fees. Seriously. }

Merchant Account

provided by bluepay

Bank Account Transaction Fee 0% + 29¢ Credit Card Transaction Fee Variable Rate (approximately 2% + 35¢ on average)

We also allow integration with

Giving you the power and control of a six-figure donation management system (at a fraction of the price)

Donor management, donation reporting, transaction control, custom form editing - these are the types of things major non-profits spend hundreds of thousands of dollars creating for their organizations. We've decided to create a technology that gives the little guy the same amount of power, flexibility and control as the big non-profit for a fraction of the price.

We also made it so you only pay for the service if you use it. This means that you will only pay Clover when you take in money -- which guarantees that you will only pay for our product when we're processing transactions, handling exchanges, and hosting forms that are being used. We hope you'll agree that it's a much better deal than paying a high monthly fee no matter how much you bring in.

Merchant Account Education

  • Setting Up
    Your Merchant Account

    In order to accept money online, you need to set up a merchant account. Think of a merchant account as a "driver's license" that allows you to process credit cards and online bank transfers. Although it might not sound like a big deal, there's actually a lot that goes on behind the scenes to provide you with this ability. The company that sets up your merchant account bears all the risk for fraud or mistakes, so for everyone's protection, they have to verify that you are who you say you are, and that you're not going to skip town after you take in a bunch of money.

    You'll fill out an application for the merchant service provider, and after a couple days to double check everything, you'll get approved and you'll have your brand new merchant account.

    Now that you have your driver's license, you'll need a car. That's where Clover Donations comes in. Using your merchant account, we handle each transaction from start to finish. It's totally seamless and automatic, so the only thing you have to think about is how to thank your donors.

    Clover Donations has established a relationship with a merchant service provider, BluePay, who offers what we've found to be the lowest rate around. Check out the detailed pricing page on our site for more info.

    Also, if you already have a merchant account that you'd like to use, we will do our best to integrate it with Clover Donations. We currently support accounts that use or BluePay as their "gateway". If you have any questions about this, give us a call at 805-527-8900.

  • PCI Compliance

    PCI Compliance is a set of standards about online security that was established to limit fraud as much as possible. It's one of those "necessary evils" with transferring money online that helps protect both the merchant and consumer in a transaction. There is an annual fee associated with PCI compliance, which anyone (including PayPal and all other merchant service providers) is required to have in place. Find out more.

  • The Bottom Line

    In the world of merchant services, it's hard to get a straight answer about fees, or to make an apples-to-apples comparison. Here is a simple estimated breakdown of what you'll pay to take in a $100 donation:

    Merchant Account Fees: $2 to $3 on average
    Clover Donations Fee: $1

    As always, if you have any questions about pricing, please email us or give us a call at 805-527-8900.