Cheddar Up vs. Sign Up Genius

Cheddar Up is the payments and forms alternative that is made for groups. Create an online collection page for anything.

  Free and easy
  Payments, forms and signups
  Beautiful ad-free custom pages

Cheddar Up
Cheddar Up is an intuitive and easy-to-use for all of your group’s payments, forms and simple sign ups.
Sign Up Genius
Sign Up Genius is the solution for complicated sign ups but accepting payments takes time (and an EIN).
“I started using Cheddar Up for my Girl Scout troop and very quickly realized the power of its feature set and flexibility. Shortly thereafter, I brought it into other groups in my life including our service unit and my daughter’s high school PTSA and cheer club.”
Gloria Halfacre, Girl Scouts Troop Leader & Service Unit Manager

How do they compare? Cheddar Up vs Sign Up Genius

Sometimes Sign Up Genius is great for complicated sign ups, but 9 times out of 10, Cheddar Up is the ideal solution for your payment, form and sign-up needs—from club dues to spirit wear to events and beyond. How they stack up: Cheddar Up vs Sign Up Genius.

Compare features included in each platform’s free plan:

Made for groups

Instant group tracking and one-click reporting

Schedule a support call

Ask the experts for tips and problem-solving

No app necessary

Your community doesn't need an app or account

Unlimited custom pages

Add images, a logo and attachments

Innovative UI with no ads or cross sells

Delight your community without the extra noise

Forms and waivers with unlimited questions

Payments, forms and waivers in one link

Collect payments without creating a third-party account

Start collecting payments immediately, directly from your account

Complex signups with limited and timed slots
E.g. appointment booking and volunteer hour reporting

Anyone can collect payments, no EIN needed
Set up collections as an individual or an organization

Integrated point of sale
Online and in-person payments and tracking in one spot

Easy handoff
Easily pass the reigns or share duties with an online history

Cheddar Up

Sign Up Genius

Made for groups

Schedule a support call

No app necessary

Unlimited custom pages

Innovative UI with no ads or cross sells

Forms and waivers with unlimited questions

Collect payments with no third-party platform

Complex signups with timed slots

No EIN needed to collect payments

Integrated point of sale

Easy handoff

Cheddar Up

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Sign Up Genius

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Cheddar Up vs Sign Up Genius: Compare Fees and Payment Methods

Both Cheddar Up and Sign Up Genius allow organizers to collect for free. Cheddar Up offers more available payment methods and more flexibility when it comes to absorbing fees: choose to absorb all fees or only e-check fees. You can even offer your payers the option to pay fees during checkout—perfect for fundraising drives and donations.
Compare associated fees for each platform’s free plan:

Cheddar Up

By default payer pays fees
Organizer can choose to absorb all fees, absorb only eCheck fees, or give payer the option to cover fees at checkout
Payment methods and fees
Credit Card: 3.5% + $0.45
eCheck: 1% (minimum of $1.00)
Cash/Check: Free (and tracked!)
Withdrawal methods
Bank Account: Free
Debit Card: Free

Sign Up Genius

Organizer decides who pays fees
Organizer can to absorb all fees, or have payers pay all fees
Payment methods and fees
Credit Card: 5% + $0.50
Withdrawal method
WePay Bank Account Transfer: Free

Cheddar Up

By default payer pays fees
Organizer can choose to absorb all fees, absorb only eCheck fees, or give payer the option to cover fees at checkout
Payment methods and fees
Credit Card: 3.5% + $0.45
eCheck: 1% with minimum of $1.00)
(flat $0.45 on Team Plan)
Cash/Check: Free and tracked!
Withdrawal methods
Bank Account: Free
Debit Card: Free

Sign Up Genius

Organizer decides who pays fees
Organizer can to absorb all fees, or have payers pay all fees
Payment methods and fees
Credit Card: 5% + $0.50
Withdrawal method
WePay Bank Account Transfer: Free
“Cheddar Up’s ease and flexibility is just what our chapter needed. We use it for all types of collecting—from member dues to registration for major events with hundreds of participants. The platform’s design is simple and intuitive, which is important to me.”
Zengsha Guo, Chapter Administrator at YPO Miami
Cheddar Up vs. PayPal
Why Organizers Choose Cheddar Up
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AUTOMATIC TRACKING

Cheddar Up has mastered easy-to-use, tracking and reporting that happens dynamically so there’s no need for spreadsheets and never a question of where money came from.

FRICTION-FREE PAYMENTS

With Cheddar Up, you can always pay as a guest. That means no need for payers to download an app or even create an account.

PAYMENTS + INFO

When collecting from a group, there’s often information associated with a payment (e.g., size, contact info, signature, etc.). Moving both payments, forms and waivers online is a gamechanger.

CUSTOM PAYMENT PAGES

Create unlimited branded collection pages with custom URLs for everything your group needs: dues, events, donations, gear… you name it.

INTEGRATED POINT OF SALE

It’s common for groups to need to collect online and in-person payments. Cheddar Up handles both seamlessly across web and mobile apps, keeping all payments and tracking in one spot.

EASY HANDOFF

Handing someone else the reigns and transitioning an account is simple with Cheddar Up. Your history remains intact, which results in zero reinvention and less headache all the way around.
Our ace support team is here for you
Have questions? Chat, email or schedule a call—we’ve got you covered.

Kick the tires

Create a free account and build a collection to see how easy it is.

Watch a demo

Reserve your spot for our 30-minute Wednesday Webinar.

Give us a call

Schedule a call with a Cheddar Up product expert.

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