Pay By Group has two different ways to split the cost of a group purchase:

1) Splitting the cost evenly:

- Each share costs the same amount
- People can claim multiple shares
- As more shares join, the price-per-share decreases
- Everyone splits one fixed total cost

2) Flexible cost per person:

- Each person specifies how much they're paying
- You can specify a minimum amount for them to pay
- Everyone pays into one total cost
- The total raised can exceed the initial goal of the group

So which one is right for you?

You may want to **split the cost evenly** when:

- You have an inclusive price quote for the whole group
- The total price quote does not change based on the number of people coming
- Examples: most rentals (vacation homes, boats, etc), rent for an apartment, parties

You may want to choose **flexible cost per person** when:

- You want each person to be able to pay a different amount
- You need to specify a minimum contribution amount of each person paying
- Examples: getting paid back for a dinner, fundraisers, complex groups

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