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Get paid faster with Skimmer Billing

Billing Features

The days of using a separate invoicing system or processing invoices manually are over! Save time, get paid faster, and improve your customer experience with Skimmer Billing. Soon you will be able to:
  • Quickly and easily generate and send professional invoices
  • Keep track of manual payments like cash and check
  • Accept credit card and ACH payments online
  • Keep track of balances due and payments received with easy, real-time reporting
  • Get paid on time for routine pool service with AutoPay
  • Keep payment information secure with online payments powered by Stripe

FAQ

What is Skimmer Billing?

Skimmer’s billing feature is an easy, modern, and streamlined payments acceptance experience designed specifically for pool service businesses. You can generate invoices that seamlessly integrate with the data already in Skimmer allowing you to quickly bill for service, repairs, parts, and materials.

Easily email invoices to your customers and accept online credit card or bank account payments. Customers can opt into auto-pay, making it easy for you to automatically collect payments for recurring pool service either per stop or flat-monthly fee, with or without chemicals.

How do I sign up?

To request early access, please complete the request form and we will notify you as soon as it is available for your account. Once Skimmer Billing has been enabled for your account, you will be able to set up online processing. Open Skimmer, navigate to Settings > Payments, and select Set Up Payments.

What can you do with Skimmer Billing?
  • Generate invoices for completed pool service, dosages, installed items, and work orders
  • Bill all customers, customers by tag, or specific customers in just a few steps
  • Quickly review and adjust invoice details such as names, descriptions, rates, and taxables for invoice line items, and exclude any items not to be billed
  • Generate and bulk email invoices with an embedded payment link for customers, allowing customers to view a detailed online invoice
  • Accept payments from credit/debit cards, digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, or US bank accounts
  • Allow customers to opt into AutoPay for recurring pool service from an invoice, or opt a customer in from Skimmer on their behalf
  • Securely store multiple payment methods on file, and designate the method of choice for AutoPay
  • Automatically send payment receipt confirmations for any successful payment
  • View status and balance of all invoices and payments in real-time from the invoice and payments dashboards including dollars due, overdue, outstanding, in draft, expected, and received
  • Add offline payments for cash & check, and manually create invoices for one-off needs
  • Configure how pool service, dosages, installed items, and work order line items are generated by default
  • Create tax rates and tax groups and bulk apply those to service locations
  • Customize your invoice and payment receipt email templates
  • Generate reports on all invoices sent, paid, outstanding, all payments, payouts, and tax liabilities

Coming soon:

  • Automatically generate and email recurring invoices
  • Advanced alerts and notifications
  • Enhanced reporting, exports, and imports
How does the Early Access Program work?

Skimmer’s Early Access Program invites select customers to be first to explore new and exciting features. The Early Access Program enables us to work closely with you to listen your feedback and answer any questions you may have regarding current or future capabilities.  Your feedback will help to create a better product and experience for all Skimmer users.

Who is eligible for the Early Access Program?

All existing Skimmer customers located in the U.S. are eligible to participate in the Early Access Program.  Early Access participants should be willing to provide detailed product feedback.  

What can I do now to prepare for Skimmer Billing?

Review your settings now, so you’ll be ready to start billing quickly when Skimmer billing is enabled for your account. We recommend reviewing and configuring the following settings:

How secure is my customers’ payment information?

Skimmer’s online payment form uses multiple layers of security to protect sensitive payment information. Your customers' payment credentials are encrypted and tokenized by Stripe to help ensure that unauthorized parties do not gain access to sensitive payment information.

How much does it cost?

There are no setup fees, monthly fees, or hidden charges. Processing fees are a fixed percentage of each transaction so you only pay for the service when you use it.

  • For credit and debit cards: 2.9% + $0.25 per transaction (additional 0.5% for keyed or recurring transactions)
  • For bank draft (ACH) payments: 1% + $0.25 per transaction (capped at $10 per transaction)

Skimmer Billing Tutorials are Now Available!