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!
Free soccer billing app… or free sports billing app… it really doesn’t matter because they both end up robbing your soccer club of valuable funds without you even knowing it’s happening.
Let’s back up a minute and I just want you to think about what you could do with and extra $2,000, $5,000 or even and extra $12,000 without having to do an extra minute of work. Quite literally, you can save this amount of money with 10 minutes of effort 1 time and then never do anything more… not ever.
The weird part of this story is that I had no idea this soccer billing practice even existed because it was basically banished from the e-commerce world 18 years ago. Discovering that this archaic soccer billing practice existed, much less thrived, was a massive surprise to me.
My goal is to educate as many people as possible so I can help you keep that money in your club so you can afford to buy new equipment, provide more scholarships or just make sure your club can stay afloat through these tough times.
Let me explain the sleazy part of soccer registration billing and then provide you with the simple solution.
When you use one of these “other” free soccer apps for billing, what they’re doing is drastically overcharging for the credit card processing fees and charging as much as 10X for transaction fees. These outrageous overcharges might seem like they’re getting passed off to the parents paying for their kids but in reality, the club could just as easily keep those fees to better fund the club.
Parents do not care if they’re paying a surcharge to you or to the billing company, they just know they are paying more, they’re bottom line costs have gone up.
So what’s the solution?
In SocrPro, our registration and billing system was set up based upon modern e-commerce practices so you get to add your own credit card processing account into our system. This is literally a “copy and paste” operation and we’ll help you to make it done correctly.
Once it’s set up, you’ll never need to touch it again!
From a user standpoint, they never see the back end systems and all they see is an order page with your name and logo. It works the same, or better, than the billing system you’re using today but with a massively lower cost to operate.
Yes… your operational cost of registration and billing will drop significantly because “free” is not really “free”!
This might seem complicated but I assure you that it is extremely simple and once you have this set up, you’ll never touch it again. There is nothing to maintain and nothing to service. Just “set it” and then “forget it”!
Call one of our service reps today and we’ll get you set up very quickly and easily.
Plus, you’ll have all the other tools as a “bonus”. You’re going to save time, save money and win more games – I guarantee it!
Every soccer coach needs more time but time is the one commodity that cannot be created.
I can show you how to do the next best thing so you can spend more of your time the way you choose.
There’s an easy way to save time from the drudgery part of coaching and then reallocate this time to the things you know you should be doing as well as the things you choose to do. While not creating “more time”, you’re doing the next best thing with time to achieve the same goal.
If you were to create 2 lists; 1 list of things you hate doing and another list of things you want to do, would your list look anything like mine below:
- Chasing payments
- Tracking registration of players
- Dealing with repetitive questions from parents
- “Parents” in general
- Marketing and recruiting
- Answering emails with the same questions you just answered
- Coordinating tournaments and showcase travel
Love It List
- Coaching the team
- …is there really a number 2?
Now, any honest person will tell you that nothing will fix your “hate list” 100%, but if we can reduce your hate list hours by 80%, or 70% or even 50%, I think it’s easy to see how much better your soccer coaching life would become.
Heck, even a reduction of 20% is moving you in the right direction so let’s take an incremental approach to the “Hate List” and I’ll demonstrate how you can start saving time starting from tryouts and registration and then we’ll cover additional strategies in later articles.
Actually, let’s back it up a little further to before tryouts because it takes a massive effort to get players to tryouts and this is where the SocrPro customer relationship manager (CRM) steps in and automates the communication and marketing to maximize your tryout attendance.
Automating the communication through email, texting with personalized customization via smart tags and automated sales funnels. The SocrPro support team helps you through every step to make it drop dead simple and once you have it set up just the way you like it, you can use it year after year.
Selecting your teams is another perfect use for the CRM and smart tags. You’ll be able to build your roster with your 1st choice selections and also maintain a back-up in case you have a few players slip away to other clubs / schools.
Completing the process, the registration system gets you paid and allows the parents to pay with the SocrPro exclusive “Bucket Billing” system that maximizes the number of players that can afford to pay for your club with flexible payment options.
The registration process also automates the legal forms and medical waivers and ties them to the original registration to make this part fool proof and eliminates the need for filing, storing and tracking paper copies.
So, it looks like we’re off to a good start with the time saving mission and in my next article, I’ll take you into the next time saving steps that you’ll need as you move through the season with practices and games.
If you don’t have a FREE Forever account with SocrPro yet, now is the time to get one – Click Here To Start Now
https://SocrPro.com– Numbers don’t lie …and they’ll save you from the parents that have eyes that do. Discover how easily you can stop the bickering parent syndrome and win a few more games in the process.
SocrPro.com isn’t just made for the soccer coaches, it’s made for the soccer players too! Now you can create your own highlights and video playlist with an online presence that you control. It’s easy, fun and free so join today and let’s see your best soccer plays.
In this video, I demonstrate how to sign up for your Socrpro account and then create your player page and finally create and share your highlight videos.
Remember that Socrpro has an amazing Mobile App that’ll keep all your updates at your fingertips.
Soccer coaching software needs different types of video formats for different purposes. Soccer coaches love the free soccer coaching capabilities to educate their players, parents need an easy way to share videos and kids love sharing highlight videos on their soccer player’s page. Keeping this in mind, we developed SocrPro in such a way that it can fulfill all kinds of soccer video format, a person from any soccer demographic might require.
Remember that Socrpro has an amazing Mobile App that’ll keep all your updates at your fingertips.