8 things your club can sell using Pitchero's Shop and Payments

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8 things your club can sell using Pitchero's Shop and Payments

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Making enough revenue to keep your club sustainable and achieving all it wants to is always going to be a challenge.

In a survey of our clubs to find out how much they are earning by using our tools, we discovered that some have seen an increase of up to 80%!

Want to get started? Kickstart your club’s income by taking advantage of all that Pitchero has to offer.

Pitchero’s popular Shop and Payments feature means clubs can sell a whole range of products online.

Here’s eight ideas that we commonly see clubs, just like yours, collecting via Shop and Payments.

1. Membership

Membership fees make up a significant percentage of your club’s revenue and thanks to Pitchero Shop and Payments, gone are the days of manually chasing people up who haven’t yet paid their fees.

Pitchero’s Shop and Payments is one centralised system that makes it so much easier to submit, track and ultimately collect membership payments from club members.
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Case Study: Harvesters Football Club, St Albans, have set up several membership options for their members to go and pay where relevant, making it really simple for both parties to see where and what they're paying for. 

2. Fundraising

Sports clubs across the world use fundraising every year to support charitable causes as well as encouraging donations for infrastructure projects or facilities upgrades. Organising a club fundraiser and the collection of all the monies can easily be managed online with Pitchero.

A popular fundraiser is the ‘Buy a brick’ scheme. This is where supporters or people alike are asked to buy or sponsor a brick to be put towards a particular project a club may have, something like a new clubhouse or set of changing rooms.

Why not give our 'Essential Guide to Sports Club Fundraising' Ebook a read for an in-depth look at how you can fundraise at your club.

hamilton-rugby-club3. Sponsorship

 Gaining sponsorship is important for your club if it’s going to survive and thrive. There are so many ways your club can attract sponsors and increase the money you’re bringing in - and Pitchero’s Shop and Payments is the perfect platform to do it on.

Case Study: Hamilton Rugby Club have set up their 'Senior Player Sponsorship' within the Shop and Payments section of their website, allowing them to see exactly how much revenue they have received and how many people have paid.

Clubs sometimes may not realise how many sponsorship opportunities they have to offer. Be proactive in your approach and think outside the box. Sponsoring club events, kit and equipment is just the start.

Learn more about how to get sponsors at your club with our 'Complete Guide to Sponsorship' Ebook. 

Mens Hockey London 2017 294. Teamwear

Selling your club’s team kits increases revenue into the club and can be built into an annual membership package. There’s scope to offer matchwear, training kit and supporters clothing to cater for players and fans alike. 

5. Merchandise

 People love to support their club and spending a few pounds here and there on club merchandise is something most fans are more than willing to do.

Case Study: Newbury Blues sell a variety of their club's favourite merchandise through Shop and Payments, this helps them see which products are selling and what income has come in directly at the click of a button.

They are a fantastic example of a club selling everything from club ties to bobble hats through their Pitchero website, all without visitors having to click to a third-party retailer.

6. Tours

Getting away on an end-of-season tour is a popular venture for many clubs, so if this is something your club is looking to do then start collecting payments using Shop and Payments sooner rather than later.

All this can be done and monitored within the reporting section of Shop and Payments, tracking who has and hasn’t sent their money is straightforward. All this allows you to be on top of things such as accommodation and travel, a job we'll help you out with.

pudsey cricket functions7. Tickets

From matchday tickets to Christmas parties, setting up tickets for anything your club has planned has never been so easy within your club shop.

Case Study: Woking Hockey Club sell tickets for their 'Dinner Dance', allowing their members to buy a range of tickets that suit their needs.

This ensures they can keep a close eye on what tickets are selling, how much revenue they're making from each sale, how many people have purchased tickets and log dietary requirements at the time of purchase. 

8. Don't limit yourselves

Don’t worry, if there is anything else your club want to sell, Pitchero’s Shop and Payments is on hand to help grow your club’s revenue.

For example, you could use this tool to collect Fantasy Football fees if this is something your club does or wants to do in the future.

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Start raising club revenue today with Pitchero

Now you’ve got the ideas, what else are you waiting for? Getting started with Pitchero’s Shop and Payments is simple. There are lots of opportunities to earn more for your club too by up to 80%.

If you’re already a club on Pitchero and want to start your Payments adventure, help is at hand.

Check out the User Guide for step-by-step instructions then head to your club’s Control Panel to set up and create your first product.

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