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. This only happens when you’re ready, and you’ve either directly triggered the completion of your purchase, or completion has been triggered because you activated auto-pilot. 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. Read more about submitting payment in this article.
The process can be different if your group is set up to pay in installments. If that’s the case, you may need to trigger payment to the business more than once. You can also set auto-pilot to trigger payments for every installment automatically. 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.