Why would anyone use software with a payment scheme rejected by the overwhelming majority of e-commerce businesses in the early part of the last decade?
Why would you use this overpriced, failed billing scheme for your soccer club registration?
When you see the cost of this billing, you will be shocked at how much you’re wasting each and every year and receiving absolutely no benefit that comes anywhere close to the level of money wasted.
Imagine how many scholarships you could provide if you were saving anywhere close to the shocking numbers you’ll see in this demonstration.
There’s a “free soccer billing software” scam being used by almost all the top players in the sports billing software industry today but this scam is 100% legal. Whether it’s ethical is a different story but there’s a lot of gray area to be debated.
The truly shocking aspect of this sports industry billing scam isn’t that it exists… after all, it’s 100% legal… the shocking part is that this type of billing scheme was uncovered and all but eliminated 17-years ago in the e-commerce world.
Used and promoted widely in the early 2000’s, it was quickly replaced by a more cost efficient model and once this other model was in place, nobody was willing to go back to the “loan shark” rates charged by the “old school” e-commerce billing systems.
But just as “get rich quick” schemes seem to reappear in different venues, from the back pages of magazines to the high-tech venue of the internet, and then back to direct mail… this insane billing scam has reappeared in the sports industry without anyone really noticing.
I suppose it’s not that surprising since soccer coaches are not known to be e-commerce experts and e-commerce experts are typically not running sports businesses. I’ll admit that I had no idea this even existed any longer and was shocked to discover the scheme still lived in the far corners of the sports industry.
Worst of all… there are still many that actually like this billing model, even when they’re paying exorbitant fees, for a commodity service.
Many believe that since these fees are added onto the “back-end” of the transaction, that their customers (i.e. sports parents) do not even notice that they are being charged above and beyond what they agreed to pay.
Nothing could be further from the truth. They all “notice” but they do not blame the billing software for the extra fees, they blame the soccer club because that’s show they think they’re paying.
The end result is that the soccer club receives the “hate” for the fees but the billing software receives the money… not a good deal for the soccer club!
But there is a better way if you can spare 9-minutes!
Soccer clubs can easily follow the exact same model that all the online e-commerce businesses follow. Investing 9 minutes of work -1 time – into setting up their billing system will allow them to dramatically reduce those fees and keep that money for the club versus giving it to another company.
Are you ready to drop thousands of dollars of profit onto your bottom line?
Call us and we’ll not only show you how to do it, we’ll set it up for you so you can just enjoy the benefits of keeping all that cash in your soccer club.
Time is the one commodity you can never create more of in your life. We all have the same clock ticking and the limitations that come with this valuable commodity.
The only way to get “more time” is to leverage automation or the help (time) of others.
There are video systems that will help you “automate” your game video but only if you’re trying to track simple things like time of possession or goals.
The problem with this approach is that it completely ignores the reality about why these things happened. They tell you the “what” happened but never the “why” it happened.
Why was your time of possession so good? Why did you score? Why did you give up the goal?
Everyone knows what the final score of the game but this “what” information is never going to help increase your team’s soccer IQ or show you ways to improve to win the next game.
The most important thing to know is the “why” for the “what”. If all you have is the “what”, you really do not have much at all.
This is where your experience as a quality soccer coach comes into play because you get to add the “why” into the game analysis and make your players and your team much smarter. Not just “what” happened but “why” it happened.
Ah yes… back to that pesky issue of not enough time to do the game analysis to help your team withe the “why”.
This is where we can help you.
We will actually break down the games for you with expert coaches that know and understand the youth soccer game and the unique needs and capabilities of youth soccer players.
When you run out of time, or maybe you simply want a 3rd party set of eyes to look at your team for objective analysis to identify things in your “blink spot”, let us help you with our virtual coaching system.
We’ll break down the games for you and all you need to do is sit back and check our work to ensure it matches with your coaching philosophy and style.
Give us a call today and find out how easy and cost effective this investment is for your team… or sign up for a FREE Forever account of SocrPro today
Is the Heja price really free? What about TeamSnap… free as well or is there a high price to pay? The harsh reality is that most clubs using SportsEngine for registration, or Heja, or TeamSnap are paying a massive fee or the privilege of using their “free soccer software”.
But there is a better solution… a solution that truly provides free soccer software that is not stealing from your soccer club through the back door hidden fees and outrageous up-charges on every transaction.
The SocrPro registration system works in a modern way like the best e-commerce platform used by millions versus the “old school” way that went out with the 90’s.
Watch how easy it is save massive amounts of money in 60-seconds of less!
Heja pricing is a mystery to me. I look at the Heja website and I see very little that tells me the actual price of using Heja for a club.
Sure, I see the “Heja is free” part of their website… and I like free scheduling software. I think “free scheduling software” is the way to go for a soccer club and SocrPro, TeamSnap, Spond, etc. have all provided free scheduling software in a similar vein.
The reality of the world, and all free scheduling apps, is that there is really nothing 100% free in life.
Maybe you’ll need to watch commercials, like TeamSnap requires in their free scheduling software, or maybe you’ll need to upgrade to a more powerful version of the scheduling software to unlock vital features necessary to make the soccer scheduling app truly useful.
In the case of SocrPro, it provides the same, or more, scheduling functions for free than all the others charge for but to get the amazing Itinerary system with built-in Meal Planner, you will need to upgrade to a paid package.
Is that fair? Only you can make that decision for yourself.
In all, the free scheduling software is a fair deal to me. You get to use the scheduling app for free and then decide if the paid version is something that provides enough value to justify the paid upgrade.
I personally prefer the Heja and SocrPro model that bribes you into an upgrade versus the TeamSnap model where they annoy you into an upgrade by forcing you to watch commercials in the free versions of the scheduling app. The biggest difference between the SocrPro free version and the Heja free version is the level of “real world” capability that Heja restricts and SocrPro provides.
But all good things come to an end… when reality sets in hard!
Reality sets in when you discover that to use Heja for your soccer club, the Heja pricing becomes a thick veil of “mystery” clouded by the word “deal”.
Followed quickly by the price of Heja when using their payment collection system… now we’re talking about a really “price cloud” from Heja.
Let’s start off with the “Club deal” because this is the first area you’re going to need to “deal with” when it comes to using Heja for your soccer club.
What is a “deal”?
When you bought your last car, did the salesman offer you a “deal”?
Used car salesman are experts at offering “deals” on their cars because there’s never any reasonable way to do a direct comparison. Every used car is a 1-of-a-kind car so every price offered as a “deal” is subject to the person offering the “deal” and the person accepting the “deal”.
New cars are better if you’re comparing identical vehicles at different dealerships but have you noticed how they always seem to have different options?
When a company is selling a 1-of-a-kind product, they know they’re selling a “used car” and there is no direct way to compare prices. People can compare similar software scheduling packages but there are no 2 exactly the same.
So where is the “deal”?
There is no real “deal”, there is only “how much can we get them to pay”.
The real “deal” is when everyone is paying the same price and you’ve somehow managed to pay less. But if everyone is paying the “Club deal” mystery price, you really need to wonder if you’re the guy paying the most and have the worst “Club deal” or are you paying the least and have the best “Club deal”?
Here’s the hard truth; you’re negotiating 1 time and have limited information while the Heja salesperson is negotiating many deals and might be collecting a massive commission for extracting the most money possible from you… so who do you think is really getting the best “Club deal”?
Talk to any retired used car salesman and he’ll tell you.
But wait… because it gets worse.
What you pay up front is literally the tip of the iceberg bobbing up and down innocently in front of you while your club “ship” rams full speed into the real price of using Heja.
When you use Heja for collecting payments, there is a hidden fee that’s robbing you of a massive sum of money through over inflated processing fees and transaction fees.
These inflated fees can easily cost you more than the upfront expense you agreed to pay while negotiating your “Club deal”.
These fees are the proverbial “death by a thousand cuts” because it bleeds your club of desperately needed cash from every transaction and every dollar spent with your club.
We’re easily talking about $2,000, $6,000, even $12,000 or more depending upon the size of your club and the amount you collect in registration and product sales each year. For a really large club, these numbers could be a small percentage of the actual money lost through Heja billing fees and transaction fees.
Multi-state mega clubs could be hemorrhaging upwards of $53,750 just on transaction and billing fees alone!
What’s the solution to these outrageous fees?
SocrPro uses a completely different system for registration and billing that puts you in control to save this money and put it in your pocket instead of into the Heja till. Imagine what you can do with all this extra bottom line cash when it comes to equipment upgrades, scholarships and additional showcases.
In conclusion, when you’re looking at the Heja pricing, it’s critical that you look at both the upfront price of Heja and the ongoing operational price of Heja by calculating the additional fees you’ll pay for every billing transaction.
That is the real “Heja price” for your soccer club software!
PS If you think saving these transaction fees is difficult… think again because we can show you how easy this is to accomplish with 10 minutes of effort that you do 1-time and then forget about it and let it run 100% on auto-pilot.
You’ll never allow your club to get ripped off again when you see how simple this is – I guarantee it!
Winning 1v1 isn’t just about beating your friends at practice, winning 1v1 soccer is the difference between scoring or not scoring, or losing the ball or keeping possession and clearing it out of your half as a defender.
In this video, we’ll teach you a really simple strategy to win far more 1v1 match ups than you’re winning today, how to score more and how to be a better defender… all from the same strategy.