Price To Use SeekerWorks.NET

Give your budget a break with SeekerWorks!

Church Management Software shouldn’t be expensive— SeekerWorks is good for your budget and we partner with a low cost payment processor for charities (even lower than PayPal!) It simplifies your administrative tasks, making it easier for church leaders to manage memberships, events, and finances efficiently, whether you're a church of 10 or 10,000.

As a church leader, you understand the intricate balance of managing a thriving congregation. SeekerWorks is not just software; it's a comprehensive solution crafted with your needs in mind.

Payment Processing Costs

We have partnered with Helcim for our (and your) payment processing needs. They offer some of the lowest online credit card and ACH processing fees available. They offer in-person rates as well, with the purchase of their card readers or payment terminals (i.e., no rental fees). In either case, they offer "interchange-plus" pricing.

All registered charities can lower their rates even more (even lower than PayPal!) Registered charities are determined by the card brand networks. To qualify for charity interchange rates, a charity or social service organization must fall under the merchant category code (MCC) 8398 when they create their own merchant accounts with Helcim.

For example (using the details below), if the charity interchange rate for Visa was 1.35% + $0.05 per transaction, the total interchange plus fee for an online Visa transaction of $500.00 using Tier 1 would be 1.85% + $0.30, or $9.55. For Mastercard, it would be 2.5% + $0.35, or $12.85.

As for ACH processing, Helcim charges 0.5% + $0.25 per transaction, with a cap of $6.00 (even lower than PayPal!) So the same $500.00 gift using ACH instead of a Visa credit card would be $2.75. Of course, if the donor were to pay with cash or check, or through their bank's bill pay service, the cost would most likely be $0.00. But in today's world, many people don't carry cash or use checks anymore.

If you are a charity and you know your merchant category code is 8398, then you will likely qualify for the rates below. These are rates from the card brands who will lower their interchange fees (again based on the MCC code) for credit card transactions processed by those charities (Note: these rates are from Helcim's guides as of 4/30/2024):

Visa US: 0.65% + $0.15 per transaction to 1.35% + $0.05 per transaction

MC US: 1.45% + $0.15 per transaction to 2.00% + $0.10 per transaction

Visa Canada: 0.98% to 2.00%

MC Canada: 0.92% to 1.80%

With "interchange-plus" pricing, your total processing cost would be a result of adding Helcim's processing margin to the interchange rate from the respective credit card brand, which includes a (%) rate and a per transaction ($) fee (see their fee-disclosures page for more information).

Helcim provides discounted rates based upon your monthly card processing volume. These discounts are divided into 5 tiers, and are automatically assigned to a tier based on a 3-month rolling processing average of all card-based transactions:

Discount Tier
Card-Present (In-person) Transactions
Card-Not-Present (Online) Transactions

Tier 1 - $0 - 50,000

Tier 2 - $50,001 - 100,000

Tier 3 - $100,001 - 500,000

Tier 4 - $500,001 - 1,000,000

Tier 5 - $1,000,001 +

0.40% + $0.08

0.35% + $0.07

0.25% + $0.07

0.20% + $0.06

0.15% + $0.06

0.50% + $0.25

0.45% + $0.20

0.35% + $0.20

0.25% + $0.15

0.15% + $0.15

Effortless church management so easy, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it