Zone4 was founded in 2001 by Canadian Olympic cross country skier Dan Roycroft while he was still an athlete. At the time, Dan could see that there was an opportunity to improve timing and online registration in order to allow clubs and organizations to better manage their memberships and events. His mission in 2001 was to offer an inexpensive registration and timing solution that would make life easier for club administrators and event organizers.
18 years later, the Zone4 mission hasn’t changed, and in fact, neither have our fees! For close to two decades Zone4 has been creating world class technology and providing best in class customer support for the same low price. Given the demands for higher levels of customer service, increasing exchange rate costs and the desire to continue to be innovators and leaders in the timing and registration space, we can no longer sustain 2001 pricing in 2019. Moving forward the per-person portion of our processing fee will be increasing by $0.50. Although not a big change, we feel it is enough to allow us to invest in the people and technologies that we need in order to keep offering the best service possible.
Details about our price changes:
- The per person cost on a race registration will go from $1.50 to $2.00. This includes the per person cost to use the Zone4 timing software.
- The per person cost on any other registration will go from $1 to $1.50. This cost applies to any registration that will not go on to use the Zone4 timing software.
Find our full pricing list from our Website here.
Note that the credit card percentage fee and the per transaction cost will remain unchanged. For example, on a $200 membership registration for 2 people collecting credit card payments using the Zone4 merchant account, processing fees would be calculated as:
$200 x 3% = $6 (Credit Card Merchant Fee)
Per transaction fee = $1 (Credit Card Merchant Fee)
$1.50 Per person fee x 2 = $3 (Zone4 Fee)
Total Processing fee $10 (vs $9 previously)
As always the credit card companies take the vast majority of fees, so the effect of our increase on your registrants is minimal as a percentage of fees.
The new prices will take effect on all new registration forms going live after February 1, 2019. To maintain budget considerations, registration forms that are already live before this date will remain on their existing rate.
Thank you so much for the many years of support. We can’t do it without you, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come.
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Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the winter !