How does Cheddar Up work?

Whether you’re collecting dues and fees, fundraising, managing an event, creating a sign up, or selling something online or in-person, you can do it with a Cheddar Up collection. We’ll show you how.

Step 1:

Create a free account

Create a collection in minutes

Getting started with Cheddar Up is easy. Create a free account by entering your name and email, then create your collection. All within minutes. Create an unlimited number of collections. No credit card or paid plan necessary.

Unlimited free withdrawals

When you collect payments, Cheddar Up securely holds your funds until you’re ready to make a withdrawal to a connected bank account. Withdrawals are free and unlimited.

Step 2:

Customize your collection

Add a title and custom imagery

Start building your collection by giving it a title, optional description and a snazzy banner (or any image of your choosing) to make it your own.

Raise more with goal setting

Have a goal in mind? Consider setting a fundraising goal for extra transparency and to encourage people to give more.

Step 3:

Add Items

Add an amount type

Need to collect payments? Add an item. You can choose from a fixed amount item (e.g. a t-shirt for $10), an open amount item (great for donations), or a recurring amount item (great for monthly fees).

Ask some questions

If you need to collect information related to an item, add an item question–perfect for collecting t-shirt size or event registrations. Explore many other item customizations including images, descriptions and quantity limits.

Create categories

Group items on your collection page by creating categories. Add more detail with category descriptions. Even turn categories into a filterable navigation menu–great for collections with lots of items.

Step 4:

Add forms, waivers, or sign-ups

Add forms to your page

Collect information of any kind from your community…digitally. Choose from 13 question types – multiple choice, open text, checkbox, file upload, e-signature…and more.

Learn more about online forms

Collect signed waivers

Collect waivers and other signed documents at the time of payment. Your community will love this efficiency. Just add your document text, and we’ll help you collect respondent name, date and e-signature.

Learn more about digital waivers

Create a sign up

Handle all your sign-up needs on Cheddar Up – from snack schedules to volunteer rosters to teacher conferences. Create list- or schedule-type sign ups that do the heavy-lifting you need, while offering your community a tidy, intuitive sign-up experience.

Learn more about sign up forms

Step 5:

Customize collection settings

Send a custom receipt

Share personalized information with your community by customizing their email receipt—great for sharing tax deductible info, event instructions, a URL or an extra note of gratitude.

Configure fee settings

Decide which payment methods you want to offer and customize who pays convenience fees. Cheddar Up has every option you could dream up.

Use our online selling add-ons

Cheddar Up has loads of features to help you sell and collect more, including shipping, item variations, discount codes, start and end times, taxes, point of sale, and more.

Learn more about online and in-person sales

Step 6:

Share Your Collection

QR codes and More

When it comes to sharing your collection, you have options. Share with a QR code, URL, email invite, or add an embedded button to your website.

Create a Group Page

Create and customize a landing page for your community to provide a one-stop shop that puts all your active collection pages in one place.

Stay connected with messaging

Our Message Center is your hub for communicating with your group – allowing you to send invites, reminders and messages, and view message history and delivery reports.

Step 7:

Track and manage

Track payments and responses

Our Manage view shows all activity on a collection – helping you track payments, form responses, items, visitors, sign ups and more. Access downloadable spreadsheet and pdf reports any time.

Learn more about tracking payments and responses

Dig in to your Report Center

Our Report Center provides a dashboard of collecting activity across your entire Cheddar Up account, as well as the ability to create and save filterable, drill-down reports of all key collecting data.

Learn more about our Report Center

Add managers

Invite others to be a manager on your Cheddar Up account. Assign access and permissions as you see fit – control who can edit or create collections and receive notifications.

Learn more about adding managers

Here’s what others say about us

“Most folks just learning about Cheddar Up might initially focus on its ease of payment for their community. It’s amazing that Cheddar Up provides this easy way to collect funds. But the experience for the organizer is also a huge value, because it makes record keeping so easy.”
Mike Cappabianca, VP of Finance
University of Windsor, Student Law Society
Favorite Cheddar Up features:
  • Easy online stores
  • Robust reporting
  • Simple refunds
  • One-click bank deposits
  • Customer Support

Platform features headline here

Collect Payments

Create a page that does what you need

Collect Information

Collect info alongside payment or standalone

Share & Communicate

Keep you group informed with our messaging tools

Track & Manage

Always-there data and tools to make managing easy

You’ll want to ask your group’s organizer for a link. For privacy reasons, it’s not possible to search for this on Cheddar Up.

Learn more about paying on Cheddar Up

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Enter to Win!

Enter to win a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card by completing the fields. Winner will be announced on the Cheddar Up Stylist Facebook User Group on Friday, August 2nd at 3 pm and by email provided. Only one entry per Stylist.

You are entered to win! Good luck!