In a few weeks, SafePay will be undergoing some changes that will affect how you conduct business on Guru. SafePay will provide the same protection, but now with greater flexibility.
You will still fund SafePay, knowing we will only pay your guru after you’ve approved their work. However, rather than receiving multiple SafePay requests from your gurus, you will have one SafePay account per guru, per job. You decide whether to fund all or part of the value of the job, and invest only as far ahead as you want.
When you use SafePay, you are set up for auto-pay. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of your invoices with auto-pay! Rest assured that only those that comply with your agreement will be automatically paid. If the work does not meet your expectations, no need to worry! Simply cancel auto-pay by disputing the invoice.
Look for these and other improvements coming Jan. 8.
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment. Keep reading below to learn more about SafePay and auto-payments.
How’s SafePay Changing?
You will no longer have to pay multiple SafePay requests. You will have one SafePay account per guru, per job, which you can fund when you want and how much you want.
How Will SafePay Work For Hourly And Fixed-Price Jobs?
Fixed-price jobs: Pay milestone-by-milestone. Add enough funds to SafePay to cover the next milestone.When a milestone is complete, you’re billed for it and can add funds for the next milestone. Hourly jobs: Pay week-by-week. You fund SafePay to cover a portion of the amount needed to cover the maximum hours that could be tracked in the upcoming work week. At the end of the work week, you will be invoiced for the hours worked.
What Are The Benefits of Using SafePay?
- No surprises! Pay only for what you’ve defined as milestones or time in your agreement. Invoices for work outside of the agreement can be paid at your discretion.
- Flexible options. Invest only as far ahead as you want. Put the entire amount up front, or fund just enough to keep the job moving forward (the next week’s hours or next milestone).
- Hassle-free invoice payments. Let us take care of your invoices for you! When you use SafePay to fund a guru’s work on your job, you are set up for auto-pay.
- Dispute resolution. If you find yourself in a disagreement with your guru, you can use our negotiation and arbitration services to work out your differences. We hope you never need them, but they’re here to help, just in case!
How Can I Cancel Auto-Pay Of A Given Invoice?
If the work does not meet your expectations, no need to worry! Simply cancel auto-pay by disputing the invoice.