Setting up ShootProof Pay in your account is easy! Simply follow the guided steps and you'll be ready to offer your clients a safe and easy way to pay you through their online galleries and invoices.
Before you get started, please note: ShootProof Pay is only available to ShootProof users based in the U.S. In order to set up ShootProof Pay, you must be the ShootProof account owner and you must have two-factor authentication enabled.
How do I set up ShootProof Pay?
1. Go to the Account icon at the top right and navigate to Accept Credit Cards.
If you currently have another processor set up with ShootProof, you will be prompted to remove that processor on this page once you complete the ShootProof Pay setup.
From here, you will be routed to a Stripe page to enter your information.
You will be prompted to add your phone number and email address. You will receive a text with a code to verify your phone number.
2. Select whether you're an Individual, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLC, or Corporation.
If you're an Individual or Sole Proprietorship, you'll be prompted to enter your name, and if you're a Partnership or Organization using an EIN, you'll be asked to enter your business name.
Once you are fully verified by Stripe, you will not be able to change this designation.
If you select Individual Using SSN, the verification process includes entering information such as your date of birth and SSN, as required by financial regulators. If the information you enter does not exactly match the information on file with the IRS, you'll be prompted to upload an image of a government-issued photo ID.
Please be aware that to set up as a Partnership/Organization using EIN, the information you enter in the verification step must match the information on file with the IRS exactly*. If you're interested in forming a Partnership, LLC, or Corporation, learn how to obtain an EIN here.
Reference your Letter 147C or the SS-4 Confirmation letter that you received from the IRS to be sure your legal name and Tax ID match. To view examples of how you may need to enter your legal entity name, click here.
*Note the different ways that your business entity name may be listed in the letter and be sure to enter it appropriately based on the examples provided.
3. Finish the verification process in Stripe.
After you select your business type, you'll be asked for your personal information. Be sure to enter accurate information in these fields.
If you've chosen Individual Using SSN, enter your Social Security Number for verification. If you've selected Partnership/Organization Using EIN, enter your EIN for verification. For more information regarding using your SSN vs. EIN, click here.
In the Industry drop-down menu, select Photography studios.
4. Add the bank account where you'd like payouts sent.
Select or search for your bank on the page. You also have the option to manually add your bank using your routing and account number.
5. Review your information for accuracy, then click Submit.
After you click Submit, you will be routed back to your ShootProof account. To finish your setup, you will need to click the blue Connect ShootProof Pay button. Now your ShootProof Pay account is set up!
If you'd like to make changes to your payout schedule and update other ShootProof Pay settings, click the blue View Account button.