Release Notes

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Feature now live for everyone
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A bug fix
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A new feature - try it out and give us feedback
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An improvement to an idea or process

v2.9

20 April 2021

Affiliates

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Introducing the Payzip Affiliate Programme! Now you can earn money for your club, charity, or just yourself! Introduce clubs to Payzip and enjoy 10% commission of the service fee for card payments, for life! Read more and sign up here: www.payzip.co.uk/affiliates
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Affiliate dashboard - new affiliates, try it out and let us have your feedback!

General

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We also fixed a few edge case bugs in this release, but they're really not worth documenting here :o)

v2.8

12 March 2021

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Huge performance improvement - we now store and calculate your available and pending club balances instead of retrieving them from Stripe each time.
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More performance improvements - data is now paginated at the server, so your data gets to your browser faster.
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We've improved how the Payzip front-end handles API requests. Take our word for it on that one.
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When Payzip takes your first card payment, we send you an email. We had a bug where that only happened if the first payment for the club was a card payment (rather than cash, cheque etc.). Now the email is sent whenever you actually take your first card payment.
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When filtering a table involving members, Payzip was only showing one group maximum per member. It now shows all groups for all members, behind the usual numbered group button, where you click to view them all.
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When applying a filter or an additional filter to a table, Payzip now switches to page 1 of the results, as you'd expect.
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Clicking through to the next page at the bottom of a table used to leave the view at the bottom of the table, which is of little use to anyone. We now show the top of the table when showing a new page, which is more likely what you want to see.
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The "loading data" spinners now disappear when Payzip is done presenting the data. Previously they disappeared in-between receiving the data and presenting it in your browser.

Invoices

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Payzip protects you from inadvertently nagging members by placing a minimum 3-hour window between sending reminders. However, this was being enforced when resending after a member's email address was edited, so we now treat these as separate actions.
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After creating a new invoice, it wasn't added to the Invoices index page until it was refreshed. We now update the page automatically after the invoice is created.
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Performance improvement - when opening an invoice we now show the window first and continue loading data in the background.
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On mobile, we've added a "Show more" button when there are more than 15 invoices to show. Pressing it will give you the next 15 invoices.
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Club admins paying their own invoices in the "My invoices" view were switched to their club dashboard upon payment. Admins now stay in "My invoices" until they're ready to switch views themselves.
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After editing an invoice, Payzip is meant to pre-select all members for you, so you can easily resend the updated invoice. Now it does.

Settings

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Removing a club admin whilst they were still logged-in caused the app to crash if that admin refreshed their browser page. Now it either switches them to another club, if they are an admin elsewhere, or shows the "My invoices" page if not.

v2.7

11 February 2021

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Internal fixes, process and performance improvements.

v2.6

19 January 2021

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Mostly an internal focus for this release, improving lots of underlying functionality in how Payzip operates and how we onboard new users. No real changes in what you see in this release.
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Stripe gives us several updates as a club completes signup and previously we were sending "Congratulations" emails with each update. Now we only send one. Same amount of celebration, but all in one email.

v2.5

17 December 2020 (yes, two releases in a day!)

General

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Added some loading spinner icons so that you know when we're getting data from our servers.
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Some minor performance improvements - with some major ones to follow in upcoming releases!

v2.4

17 December 2020

General

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Invalid email address notification - when you send an email (invoice, reminder, receipt) to a member whose email address is invalid, we'll now tell you about it on the dashboard and elsewhere in the system, so you can correct it. We're excited to bring this feature to you! You can read more information on it over at the Payzip blog.
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Clicking off the Getting Started modal didn't show the tip about how to get it back - now it does.
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Some minor improvements to the onboarding flow for new clubs, particularly if you're a "Back" browser button user.

Invoices

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When you add a recipient to an existing invoice and send it, we now add "Invoice created" as the first activity on the member's copy of that invoice.
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When sending reminders to invoice recipients, we've renamed the button from "Resend invoices" to "Send reminders" to make this a bit clearer.
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When viewing an invoice in-detail, we weren't always telling you if that invoice had overdue payments. We've fixed this.
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When you send an invoice payment reminder, we'll now show you who sent that reminder and when - useful for management teams, so you don't inadvertently send multiple reminders to members in a short space of time.
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In a similar vein, we also now show which management team member created the invoice in the first place.
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When you add an an additional recipient to an invoice, we now use Step 2 & Step 3 from the invoice creation process, to give you a consistent experience (i.e. you can still customise the invoice before you send it to the new recipient(s)).

v2.3

26 November 2020

General

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Added a couple of "waiting" spinners to operations that take a few seconds, just so you know we're not ingoring you.
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When there are no invoices, members, or payments to show, we've added an option to quickly clear any filters that may be set. Of course, there might actually be no invoices, members, or payments too, but that's a thing only you can change really.
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We've moved the `Export` button to the bottom of each table and made it an `Export to CSV` link instead. Being alongside the count of (optionally-filtered) members/invoices/payments makes it more obvious what it is you're exporting.
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Don't you hate it when using a `forgot password` feature and it doesn't bring your email address through? So do we. We now bring the email address you tried logging in with across to the forgot password screen. If only everyone would do this!
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After verifying your email, there could sometimes be a blue header banner on your Payzip account with no text in it. It's a lovely blue, but now we only show it when we've got something to say to you as well.
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At the moment, Payzip only supports club member operations on mobile. We weren't telling our club admin users this though, so until they get their psychic powers back, we've added a message asking them to use the desktop version for the moment. We are working on a mobile view for all users though.
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Speaking of mobile, the stats box and tabs now shrink out of the way when scrolling, so you're just left with the time and status filters. Neat.

Dashboard

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We now keep the `Create Invoice` button on the dashboard, so if that's what you've logged in to do, you can get right to it!

Invoices

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If an member invoice's outstanding amount is less than £1, we prevent online payment. This saves the club unnecessary additional service fees.
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Invoice reminder preferences were not being... um... remembered. Now when you exclude an invoice from being reminded, we'll set that properly and show you the struckthrough bell icon when viewing your member's copy of the invoice.
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When you add a note to a member's invoice, we now again show you a note icon for that when you're viewing all your members' invoices.
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When viewing a member's invoice, the button to close it was called `Cancel`, which made it sound like you were cancelling the invoice itself. We now call it `Close`, to allay any fears.

Members

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When using `Select Members` mode, the `Manage Groups` option was inside a dropdown `called Options` containing one entry. We've moved this out onto the header bar now, so it's more obvious you can select members, and then manage the groups they're in.
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`Delete` and `Edit` member buttons are now shown directly on the header of the member record. They were hidden away in `Options` previously. (Thanks, Simon T!)
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We now show the member's email address when viewing a specific member, as well as when they're all shown together in a table. (Thanks again, Simon T!)
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We've added `Import Members` as a separate button in the `Member` section of the system. You can still import members using the omniplus in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, if you prefer.

v2.2

12 November 2020

General

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You can now export the content of any on-screen table to CSV, for use elsewhere. The export will contain exactly the data you’re seeing, so if you’ve applied any filters or searches, you can control what goes into the CSV file.
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If you make a mistake during the Stripe signup part of creating your club, we now let you start that bit over, whilst keeping your Payzip approved club.
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Moved the email updates checkbox to the verification confirmation page, because you’ll take more time to consider it there, right? RIGHT?!
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A whole stack of mobile optimisation for members’ dashboards (management team members, we’re not forgetting about you!).

Dashboard

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`Total paid` has been renamed `Total collected` to make it clear that this is how much money your organisation has collected in total member payments. We also now show how much of this has been collected via card/mobile payments.
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We now show the `Next payout` amount (the money which has cleared in Stripe), and also the amount `being processed` by Stripe but not yet cleared.
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When the `Avg. payment time` is 1 day, we now say “1 day” rather than “1 days”, because grammar.
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If you’re lucky enough to have two clubs, when you switched between them, the dashboard figures would still show for the first club. Each dashboard now shows the correct figures for its own club.

Invoices

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In the Invoices index, we now show the number of recipients who have paid the invoice out of the total recipients for that invoice.
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We’ve increased the `Comments` and `Footer` parts of the invoice to a maximum of 500 characters each. We’ve also added a remaining character count, so you can see exactly how much space is left. You can insert more than 500 characters (e.g. if you’re pasting some information into the field), but you’ll need to edit this to 500 characters or fewer before you can continue creating the invoice.
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Payzip now asks if you’re sure you want to send the invoices when you click Send Now in Step3 of creating an invoice.
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The Pay Now button is no longer shown when viewing a paid invoice on mobile.
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An invoice batch could hang around if the last member in the batch was deleted. Now we clean everything up properly.
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Sometimes the `Pay Now` button wouldn’t appear when viewing an invoice on iOS with Chrome as the default browser. It should now always show.
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Some older email clients don’t show the button properly when viewing an invoice email. To help members understand that this is a clickable link, we’ve changed the button text to “Click here to view”.
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On mobile, clicking on the invoice or payment didn’t take you to the detail view of that invoice or payment. Now it does.
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Previously you could - if you were that way inclined - pay the invoice twice, if you opened it unpaid in two separate tabs. We now check before you pay that there’s still an unpaid invoice to pay!

Payments

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In the previous release you could record manual payments (cheque, cash, BACS) but not remove them. They’re now only as permanent as you want them to be.

Members

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Payzip would ignore members when importing them if there was a space at the end of the email address. Now we chop any spaces from before and after the email address, to make sure we bring everyone onboard.
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When you import members, the import button now says “Import [n] rows” rather than members, because the same member can be in the file more than once, if they’re in multiple groups, for example.
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Group names were previously shown in the filter box in the order they were created, which is basically of use to no-one. They’re now listed alphabetically, which is of use to most-one.

Settings

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Previously, you could send a management team invite to someone who was already a management team member. We’ve fixed this.

Support

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The `Show Guide` link (to show the Getting Started guide) has moved from the user menu in the top right-hand corner to the `Support` area in the sidebar menu.

v2.1

26 October 2020

General

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Added a Getting Started checklist and guide for new users.
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Our emails to you now include a plain text version too, giving you something readable if your email client doesn’t support HTML. It also means there’s less risk of our emails being marked as spam.
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We now show clearer error messages when you try to create a club name in Payzip which we know Stripe won’t accept (for example, one with an apostrophe in the name).
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Average payment time calculation previously included part-payments. It now only counts fully-paid invoices when calculating this figure, as it should.

Members

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Searching for a member on any page other than page 1 didn’t work. Now it does.
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The group name “pill” could get a little ugly with longer group names. We’ve made it uniformly-beautiful now.

Payouts

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Payouts received from Payzip will show `Stripe Payments UK Ltd` as the payer on your bank account, with a transaction reference of `PZ-20xx`where `xx` is the current payout number.
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Payouts email now links directly to the specific payout in Payzip.
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We show when a payout is pending (i.e. we’ve made the payment to you, but it isn’t in your account yet).
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Added searching by member and invoice on the individual payout page.
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Added searching by payout reference to the payouts index page.
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Added a minimum balance of £10 on Stripe accounts to be eligible for payouts. This is important to manage our costs. The money stays in your Stripe account and will be paid out in-full once the balance is £10 or more. (Note: if this causes you an issue, contact us at help@payzip.co.uk)

Settings

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Club settings was insisting on knowing your club’s website and Twitter/Facebook information when editing the club information. Now it doesn’t.
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Additional management team members were unable to drill-down into member’s invoices and payments. We’ve fixed that.