How to set up payments on eola

by Daniel Steele

Our goal when building the eola platform was to create a fast, safe and easy-to-use system. In order to keep your payments completely secure, eola integrates with the payment processor Stripe. We are also a PCI compliant company to ensure our partners’ and their customers’ safety.

Here’s a guide on how to set-up payments on eola and get you ready to take bookings online.

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Set-up and verification

  1. After you have created your first activity on the system, a message will pop-up on your main dashboard page that asks you to add your payment details. 
    • If you follow the link provided, it will guide you through the Stripe set-up and verification process.
    • Once you have finished setting up your Stripe account with eola, you are ready to start taking paid bookings.

Stripe prompt

Tips for setting up your Stripe account: 

  • The sooner you set-up, the sooner your customers can make payments via the eola platform, and you can receive payouts from us. 
  • Don’t forget to have your documentation ready as you will need to share information about your business and yourself. 
  • If you don’t have a registered business and operate as an individual or charity, contact us at so we can help update your Stripe account type.

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Payments and refunds


  • When a customer makes a payment via the eola platform,  4% + VAT covers eola’s fees and payment processing costs, leaving 96% to be paid out to you.
  • By default, payouts are made to you on Mondays after being finalised on the Thursday before.
  • All payments go through AI-based fraud checks by Stripe, which sometimes affects which payments are included in the payout for a specific week.

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  • When a refund is issued, Stripe pays the full amount (100%) of the booking from your virtual Stripe account directly to the customer's bank account. 
  • We retrieve the 96% that we previously paid out to you by balancing the refunded amount against future booking payments.
  • This way we only send payouts to you, and never transfer anything out of your bank account.
  • We don’t charge you anything for refunds.

Payouts and refunds

Our payments process is simple and secure. Once you have completed the set-up process, your customers will be able to quickly and easily pay for your wonderful activities online, saving you lots of time and effort.

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