New in Fabman: More payment options, quick stats & more

We haven’t written about updates for a while, but we’ve been busily improving Fabman nonetheless. We’ve quietly shipped lots of updates over the past year, but today’s release warrants an annoucement! So what’s new?

Many new payment methods

From now on, members can use pretty much any payment method that Stripe supports to pay their invoices! This includes Apple Pay, Google Pay, and SEPA Direct Debit as well as many popular regional payment methods.

Lots of new payment methods in the member portal. EPS, iDEAL, Sofort, …

How does it work? Once you’ve connected your space to a Stripe account and configured what payment methods you want to accept, members can click on the “Pay now” button next to any invoice to pay using whatever payment method they prefer.

Members can pay an invoice via the member portal.

Alternatively, they can click on a payment link you sent them – see below.

Unfortunately, all these new payment methods require the member to initiate the transaction. So if you want to automatically collect the payment for subsequent invoices, saving a member’s credit or debit card or using Fabman’s built-in SEPA integration are still better options.

Instead of having your members sign in to the member portal to pay invoices, you can also create a payment link and send it to them. They can then click on that link to pay you using any accepted payment method. This mechanism has existed for a while but we just made it a bit more versatile.

Previously, you could open up an invoice and click on “Request payment via link” to create a payment link for that invoice.

Creating a payment link for an invoice.

Now you can also go to a members “Charges & invoices” tab, click on “New payment” and create a payment link for multiple invoices at once – or event get paid in advance, without creating an invoice.

Create a payment link for multiple invoices. Create a payment link for an advance payment.

Quick stats

Another very useful additon is what we call “quick stats”. Right above the bookings, activity log, invoices and payments list you’ll see a summary of what’s below: how many results, how many members, hours, and income.

This gives you an instant glance a what’s happening in your space:

All that information is finally available with just one or two clicks.

Member trainings with an expiration date

This one we’ve released a while ago but haven’t mentioned yet: Member trainings can now have an expiration date.

So if your members have to re-visit the safety instructions every year, you can set the default expiration of that training course to 12 months and each member’s training will expire automatically after that time.

Create a payment link for multiple invoices.

Other changes

Here’s some of the other things we shipped since the last blog post:

… plus over two dozen other bug fixes.