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What is the Default Payment Amount feature?
What is the Default Payment Amount feature?

Learn how you can use the Default Payment feature to add funds to your Pirate Ship account balance and avoid small payments

Updated over a week ago

The Default Payment Amount feature allows you to add funds to your account in a specified amount instead of paying per label.

This is particularly useful if your bank starts declining your card because of tons of small transactions! 

How to set a Default Payment amount

  • Choosing Your Default Payment Amount: To enable your Default Payment Amount, head to Settings > Payment Method and select the amount you'd like from the dropdown menu.

    • Here's how that looks:

  • You're Only Charged Your Default Amount: The next time you purchase a label after setting a Default Payment Amount, you will be charged the amount you selected instead of the exact cost of that label.

    • Note: the amount must not exceed the Default Payment Amount you selected. If a label costs more than the Default you've set, you will not be charged your selected Default Payment Amount.

  • Leftover Funds Go to Your Account Balance: Any additional funds not used against your label purchase will be held in your Pirate Ship Account Balance, ready for future use. 

An example of how the Default Payment feature works

Let's say you have $0 in your Pirate Ship account balance and you’re purchasing a label that costs $5. There are two ways this can go, depending on if you've set a Default Payment Amount:

  • No Default: If your Default Payment Amount is set to "No Default," you will only be charged $5, and you'll have no credit left in your Pirate Ship account balance after the transaction.

  • If You Set a Default Payment: If you set your Default Payment Amount to $20, for instance, you'll be charged $20.

    • $5 will be used for purchasing the label, and you'll have $15 left in your Pirate Ship Account Balance.

    • Refunding Your Account Balance: Your Account Balance is always available, and we can also refund it to your original payment method at any time. Just chat with us if you'd like this option 😃

Let us know if we can help with anything

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