Pay By Group allows you to split the cost of your purchase with others. The basic Pay By Group process can be broken down into three steps:
Step 1: Set up your group. Get started by clicking the group payment button on the checkout page where you saw it, or by clicking the Claim my group button in your email if a business has created a Pay By Group for you. Then follow the subsequent prompts and create your group the way you see fit. Read more about creating groups in this section of the help center.
Step 2: Invite group members to join. You can do this via email, Facebook, or any method you prefer to send a link to your group. Once you've invited them, we'll send them reminders and updates to get them committed. Read more about inviting group members in this article.
Step 3: Submit payment to the business after enough people agree to pay their share, which we call reaching the tipping point. This happens automatically unless your purchase is being split evenly and you have set a maximum group size that is greater than the minimum group size and not yet reached the maximum. If this is the case, then you’ll have to click the Make Purchase button and follow the remaining steps listed in this article to send payment to the merchant. Pay By Group will notify the business that your payment has been submitted, and when they accept the funds Pay By Group will immediately issue receipts to everyone in your group.
If your group is set up to pay in installments, subsequent payments will be automatically submitted approximately 24 hours before they are due. This is to ensure your group has the opportunity to address any issues with charges to group members that may occur before the final payment deadline passes for that installment. If you wish to submit any installment payments earlier than that, you may do so by clicking Send Payment on your dashboard at any time to submit the next scheduled payment. Read more about installments in this article.
Once your final payment has been accepted, the business will reach out to you if there are any special steps required to complete your order. For instance, if you're renting a house through Pay By Group, the property manager will reach out to you with information about check-in times, etc.