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Cheddar Up Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.8

/5

46

Total features

80

12 categories

Cheddar Up features

ACH Payment Processing
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Contact Management
Contribution Tracking
Credit Card Processing

Common features of Payment Processing software

ACH Payment Processing
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Cryptocurrency Processing

Price starts from

10

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options
Free plan
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Free trial

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Functionality

4.8

/5

46

Price starts from

10

Per month

Total Features

80

Unique features

  • Debit/Credit Card Processing

  • Member Directory

  • Dues Management

  • Mobile Giving

Functionality

4.3

/5

7.2K

Price starts from

30

Per month

Total Features

172

Features in Common

35

Unique features

  • For AEC Industry

  • Approval Process Control

  • Financial Analysis

  • Fee Calculation & Posting

Functionality

4.5

/5

2.9K

Price starts from

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Total Features

98

Features in Common

32

Unique features

  • Customer Database

  • Partial Payments

  • Retail POS

  • Customizable Invoices

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Sonia S.

Nonprofit Organization Management, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect for Non-Profits

Reviewed a year ago

With Non-Profits such as PTAs and Girl Scouts, it is hard to find a system to accept non-cash purchases that offer low cost to either the consumer or the organization and that provide the level of quality, security and protection and ease of use the Cheddar Up does. The reporting is terrific, and the ability to be protected as an organization is great. It is safer and more secure than the Person-to-Person payment apps, and is easier to track and report. I recommend this product to all the other PTAs in my area, and have actually turned on quite a few of them to using Cheddar Up.

Pros

This is a fabulous system that is easy to work with in. It has all the bells and whistles needed for even a novice or non-techy person to handle, without being too overwhelming with too many options. Every person I recommend it to is very happy with the program. Their support is terrific. I always receive answers in a timely manner and they go above and beyond to help. I have been using them for a # of years, and they keep enhancing the product with better features continuously.

Cons

I have very little to complain about. They have done a great job of enhancing their communication/email section. They could use a few more reports, possibly a Custom Report setting. I would like it if the App who should "Items" purchased as it does on the online site. But it really is a great product. Their credit card scanner can use some changes, the process is clumsy and hard to use-- this could be streamlined a bit.

Vendor response

Hi Sonia, Thank you for taking time out of your day to share this feedback about how Cheddar Up is working for your PTA and Girl Scout Troop. We love that it's able to help you with both organizations and has the features you need. We also appreciate hearing about our opportunities for future features that you would like to see. This goes a long way in helping us prioritize what's important to our users. Thank you again! Stephanie

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Priyanka C.

Alternative Medicine, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Cancelling account without notice or call

Reviewed 5 months ago

They suddenly stopped our service, we cannot see any of the monies in the account. Not sure if they robbed us, but on first glance it looks like they did.

Pros

organization of data, payment processing under category

Cons

stopped our account without notice, no communication on what happened

Vendor response

Hi Priyanka, Our software is built for group organizers to collect payments and information from their community. Unfortunately, we couldn’t process billing for your medical services as our product features do not support this. As soon as our team discovered that it wouldn’t work for your use case, we notified you and have been working with you to ensure you receive all of your funds prior to your account closure. If you still have questions or need further assistance, please contact our support team. Thank you, Stephanie

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Barbara B.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to Use - Perfect for Events

Reviewed 3 months ago

Very happy with my experience with Cheddar Up; great support, easy to use, user-friendly, intuitive, fair/competitive credit card fees.

Pros

I liked most that I was able to hold a repeated event the next year and all of my information was there, secure, and I didn't have to enter it all over again. I like the reporting capabilities. I like that I can look back at past events. Most of all I appreciate the user-friendly, ease of use aspect of Cheddar Up.

Cons

My only "complaint" was terminology - I was using the term "ticket" and needed to use another one to complete my new event -- however, I can't complain because the Support Team told me exactly what I needed to do and it was fixed immediately!

Vendor response

Hi Barbara! It's so great to hear that Cheddar Up worked well for your event year after year - thank you for sharing! And, I'm so glad that our support team was able to help you when you needed it. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and if there is anything we can do to make it even better, we'd love to hear it. Thank you! Kristen

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Misti G.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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User Friendly and Detail Oriented

Reviewed 10 months ago

Our school Parent-Teacher Organization began using Cheddar Up after it was suggested by another school. The ease of use, and the reporting is unbeatable! We are a non-profit entity needing to keep our records simple; there's no doubt in my mind that everything is correct and I'll have all the information I need to provide financial reports.

Pros

Easy to setup, can obtain as much detail oriented information as you want - and able to export the info for easy report building, etc. You can choose to pass on the processing fee to the purchaser OR make it optional for the purchaser. The free-version includes a lot of benefits!

Cons

I don't have any cons so far! Although, the only thing I wish was included in the free-version would be the ability to use promo codes.

Vendor response

Hi Misti, Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous feedback with us. It's nice to hear that Cheddar Up has been easy for your group to use and has the reporting capabilities that you need. If there is anything we can help with in the future, please let us know! Thanks, Stephanie

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Ashley G.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Amazing for fundraisers, membership, or volunteer sign up!

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

This is the most simple platform we've used for all of our needs. We can create membership sign up, volunteer opportunities, waivers, and more at the same time. It is so quick and simple!

Cons

Nothing. We love it! We tried to utilize other products before and nothing compares to having everything in one organized place.

Vendor response

Hi Ashley! Thank you for sharing such a great review with us! We love that you're able to use it for so many of your group's activities. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything else we can do! Thanks, Stephanie

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Nancy S.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great platform for tracking memberships at our community garden

Reviewed a year ago

I love using Cheddar Up. The interface is user-friendly and intuitive making it very simple to create a collection and fine tune settings that meet our needs. Once I’ve designed my collection, and need to recreate it for a new year, I can simply copy it over and update the relevant info. It’s so easy. Downloading data reports for business records is a necessity that is easy to do also. I love...

Pros

We use Cheddar Up not to sell an marketable item, but rather to register membership at a community garden and collection annual dues. The feature that attracted me to Cheddar Up was that I could register members, have them sign a liabilty waiver, and collect payment all in one place. It was also key that I could offer our members various payment methods including cash / check if they wanted to avoid processing fees, plus the cash / check payments can still be tracked in Cheddar Up.

Cons

We also use Cheddar Up to facilitate bulk purchases of items for our members. I’d like to be able to offer various collections, yet have them all go into one cart for a singular payment. For instance, if a member is registering for annual dues they’ll fill out a registration form, sign a waiver and pay. But if they want to buy a bulk item (say a bale of straw), we don’t need them to fill out those...

Vendor response

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great feedback, including some ways we can make Cheddar Up even better for you. We really appreciate it when customers share their experience so we can better understand how you're using it. We hope this continues to be a product your organization can use for a long time! Thanks again, Stephanie

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Heidi H.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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PTA’s Best Friend

Reviewed 10 months ago

I am a very pleased Cheddar Up user. I have no complaints, and have recommended it to people in need of a platform like this.

Pros

As vice president of my son’s school PTA, I was looking for a way to solve the problem of managing our associations’s membership drive with ease. Previously, the membership drive was a very disjointed, manual, paper process. Using Cheddar Up, I’ve been able to automate the process. Our members have been able to join our PTA (various membership levels) and pay dues (various amounts) either by credit...

Cons

Not a deal breaker, but Cheddar Up’s POS credit card reader requires an internet connection (i.e. wifi, hotspot, cellular network) to use. This is challenging for our PTA because our school is in a cellular dead zone, and the school is very hesitant to allow us to join their network.

Vendor response

Hi Heidi, Thank you taking the time to leave such a thorough review and sharing your experience with Cheddar Up. We know how critical it is to have a smooth membership drive and we're thrilled to hear how Cheddar Up has helped your PTA with this event and so many other campaigns. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can help with anything else in the future! Thanks, Stephanie

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Sarah S.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CheddarUp makes Online Payments easy for a PTA

Reviewed 10 months ago

We have been able to pull in much more money effectively with CheddarUp. We find our parents and teachers are able to pay online much quicker than trying to remember to send in a check or cash for whatever event we are collecting for. CheddarUp also provides direct links and QR codes to your individual collections for you to add to flyers and emails. My life as a treasurer and an event planner much easier!

Pros

CheddarUp makes online payment collections a breeze for our PTA. Before CheddarUp, online payment options such as Zelle or Square were too complicated as each individual payments from a student/parents would need to be its own line item in a report. It also would need to be deciphered to which collection it would go to. CheddarUp batches everything into one deposit per collection. You can organize each collection into its own batch on the back end, plus pull detailed reports on the payments. This worked especially well for us during out PTA Membership drive where we needed additional information such as student name, teacher name, emails, and phone numbers.

Cons

Obviously, advertising is what pulls in your customers, but I felt slightly misled by all the features advertised. I found out upon signing up, some of the features I wanted to use were behind a pay wall. I understand the platform needs to make money, but I wish it had been mentioned in the advertising so I could expect it. Luckily, CheddarUp offered me a discount code and we were able to pay for the mid-tier and get some of the features we needed.

Vendor response

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing this feedback! It's so nice to hear how Cheddar Up has helped you and your PTA collect more money, more effectively. That's exactly what we're striving for! We also appreciate the feedback on the features in our free plan. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can assist with in the future. Thanks, Stephanie

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Kathy L.

Events Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect for a Reunion Event!

Reviewed a year ago

I am collecting money for a 50th High School Reunion. I don't know how I could've done this without Cheddar Up!

Pros

Thank goodness an accountant let me know about Cheddar Up! I'm able to set up a website, send emails, process credit card payments and keep track of attendees. All for free! This is awesome! A Chat button is the easiest way to get help. The help is excellent.

Cons

There is a learning curve with this program, just like any new software. There are videos and articles you can access, but that's a bit overwhelming. If the Chat is not available, you can send an email and get an answer back the very next morning. The correct setup took some time.

Vendor response

Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for sharing how Cheddar Up worked for your class reunion. It's great to know that we could help with such a fun event! It's also nice to hear that our support team was able to answer your questions along the way. If there is anything else we can assist with, please don't hesitate to reach out! Thanks, Stephanie

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Joe P.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CheddarUp Saves Me Time and Money!

Reviewed a year ago

CheddarUp has really streamlined our player fee collection and communication process, and we are looking to expand our use of CheddarUp to collecting entry fees for our annual tournament.

Pros

I love the online payment system! It is secure, integrates fully with our accounting software and is convenient for our families. The processing fees are minimal and we are looking to expand our use of CheddarUp to more than just collecting player fees.

Cons

I can't think of any disadvantages or areas for improvement.

Vendor response

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic feedback with us. It's great to hear that the system has not only been working for your player fees, but that you'll be expanding how you use it! If there is anything else we can do to help improve the experience, please let us know. Thanks, Stephanie

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Shannon R.

Civic & Social Organization, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Product for Cub Scout Pack

Reviewed a year ago

Cheddar Up has allowed our Pack to move into the present. Instead of only accepting cash or checks, we can now accept credit card payments. Additionally, being able to customize the information we capture has been very useful.

Pros

We utilize Cheddar Up throughout the year for different events. At re-charter time, we use it not only to collect payments from families, but to also capture their contact information so that we can update our roster. When we have campouts, we have a limited number of platform tents, so being able to track inventory counts is great as well. It's so easy to run reports from the system too.

Cons

As a non-profit organization, we wish that all of the functionality could have been made available to us at a lower price point.

Vendor response

Hi Shannon! It's so great to hear how Cheddar Up is working for your Pack- thank you for sharing this with us! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and if there is anything we can do to make it even better, we'd love to hear it. Thank you again, Stephanie

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Cheri P.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great POS site for our Payers and us and Payees

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great experience creating events, transferring funds, refunding payees and over ease of the site. I love it and recommend it to all my colleagues.

Pros

It is so easy to set up events that I can literally do several in no time. Uploading pictures is easy also to personalize the events

Cons

I can't really think of anything that I don't like about Cheddar Up.

Vendor response

Hi Cheri, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and taking the time to leave this review!  I'm so glad that it's working for your events. If there is ever any way we can make it better for you, please let us know!  Thank you! Kristen

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Mary W.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Church events

Reviewed a year ago

I have had nothing but great service and the features are just we have needed. We are looking to expand and start using the POS feature.

Pros

Cheddar Up provided a great resource to collect money and data from our customers. We used the platform to sell “tickets” to an event. The reports provided were critical to our ability to keep track of who was on the guest list. The customer service has been excellent.

Cons

I made a suggestion to customer service to provide a “ticket number” in the customer confirmation email. This will give us a more convenient way to track our guests and their tickets rather than going by name. Many people bought tickets for other people and a ticket number would make the check in line go a little smoother.

Vendor response

Hi Mary, Thank you for sharing your experience with Cheddar Up! It's great to hear that it's been working so well and that you're planning on expanding how you use it. We also really appreciate the feedback on the tickets. This will be really helpful as we continue to build out our ticketing features. Please let us know if you have anything else you think might improve the experience! Thanks, Stephanie

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Barbara S.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CHEDDARUP is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed 2 years ago

As we've come across things that we'd like to see done from within the software we submit our ideas to the company and they are very receptive to ideas and have seen our requests in future updates.

Pros

We can create numerous collections. We can also organize to be able to refer to from previous years as we have change in board members or committee members yearly. By having something to look back on helps the new people that come along, plus you can refer to what your sales looked like, what was charged, etc.

Cons

Can't think of anything at this time. We love the product!

Vendor response

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, Barbara! We're so happy to hear that Cheddar Up is working well for your PTO. And, keep sending us ideas for improvement! We truly want to build a product you love and the only way we can do that is through feedback from our customers. Thank you for using Cheddar Up!

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Ashley M.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Great tool for registrations

Reviewed 10 months ago

This is a great tool that has made distribution of information much easier.

Pros

We were planning a reunion and dreaded collecting money, tracking payments, and keeping up with records. Cheddar made it easy to manage all information and payments in one place.

Cons

I would like for the event landing page to be more customizable. I originally entered an event name, which I later changed, but when I shared the event link the original event name was populated in the link description. I would have liked the new name to populate.

Vendor response

Hi Ashley, Thank you for sharing your reunion experience with! It's great to hear that we could help make this event easier for you so you can spend more time having fun with old friends. And thank you for sharing the feedback about the landing page. We've shared this with our product team and they are already looking into this. Best of luck on the reunion! Stephanie

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Mary S.

Education Management, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Ease of use for Organizations

Reviewed 10 months ago

Overall this has been a positive experience and easy for our members and staff to navigate.

Pros

The ability to set up different categories, different items within those categories, as well as collect data and information from users.

Cons

It is advertised as free but there is a "pro" version to unlock more features.

Vendor response

Hi Mary, We greatly appreciate your feedback and that you took the time to share it with us. It's great to hear that Cheddar Up has been more user friendly for your members and staff. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with! Thanks, Stephanie

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Marketing and Advertising, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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An Excellent Payment Collection Tool for Groups

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Easy for us to use and offers a simple, customizable payment page that we can use to collect money virtually. Also, a good feature is the automatic reminders to help ensure that payments are made on time, as well as tracking tools to help groups keep track of who has paid and who still needs to pay.

Cons

None so far. I haven't experienced bad using this platform.

Vendor response

Hello! Thank you so much for sharing this feedback! It's great to hear to you're able to use so many features for your group and that it's been easy for you to use. If there is anything else we can do to help you love Cheddar Up even more, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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Lisette M.

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Worth the $$

Reviewed a year ago

Selling excess inventory

Pros

User friendly - easy to upload data. No hidden fees.

Cons

Can't identity anything I like least - perhaps some improvement could be made to the mobile platform to make it more like the computer version

Vendor response

Hi Lisette, Thank you so much for sharing this feedback! We love hearing how user-friendly it is for your inventory sales and appreciate you taking the time to share with us! Thanks, Stephanie

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Kristeen D.

Fund-Raising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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This is a GO TO site for ease of fundraising!!!

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The ease and set for our school community and we have been able to double our fundraising because of it. Parents and families love the online option for payment.

Cons

Nothing at this time. Maybe for people to be able to scam their card in and save it.

Vendor response

Hi Kristeen, Thank you so much for sharing this feedback and for all of your support. We're so glad that Cheddar Up was able to simplify your collections and we love hearing that it helped double your fundraising! Great work! If there is ever any way we can make it better for you, please let us know! Thank you! -Stephanie