How to Collect Payments from Overdue and Unpaid Accounts


This article will take you through;

  1. What is an Overdue and Unpaid Account?
  2. How do I collect payments from Overdue Accounts and Unpaid?
  3. Next steps and additional support

What is an Overdue and Unpaid Account?

When a member has an outstanding failed payment on their account, they will no longer be able to make bookings or attend classes and their account will now be considered  ‘Overdue’.

If you are unable to collect any payments from an overdue account during its current payment cycle, it will then be considered ‘Unpaid’. More on this below. 

This only affects those on Recurring Membership, as Single Memberships won’t start unless a payment is made.  

How do I collect payments from Overdue Accounts?

The Glofox Payments retry process

If you are using Glofox Payments the retry process is as follows;

If a member's recurring payment fails on the first attempt, we will attempt to take the payment three more times over the coming days making it four attempts in total. This applies to both card and direct debit payments. After the first failed payment, the member will not be allowed to use the membership they are on to book until a successful payment has been made.

If the 4th and final attempt to take payment is unsuccessful, the member's membership will not be updated. These will now be considered ‘Unpaid’.

Find and action payments manually (Optional)

With our new 'Overdue' filter in the 'Clients' tab, we have made it easier for Admins and Super Admins to locate and action accounts that are unable to use their membership due to a failed payment. This means fewer complaints from clients unable to book into classes and an easy way for you to recover failed payments. 

To use the 'Overdue' filter, follow these steps; 

  1. From the dashboard, go the the 'Clients' tab
  2. From here go to 'Filter' and click on '+add Filter' 
  3. From the dropdown, click 'Overdue'
  4. You can add additional filters to specify if the client has credits remaining, or if they have had a certain amount of booking, etc. 


You can now; 

  • Begin contacting members directly from the list provided in the dashboard
  • Click 'Actions' and 'Download' to download a CSV file of the overdue members 
  • Click 'Actions' and 'Send Message' to send an SMS to overdue members, if you have SMS included in your package. (This method will only send a message tho those with a valid phone number on their account) 

Please note;

Client Filters are not available on all Glofox packages, for more information or to upgrade email


Keep Subscriptions Running for Future Payments

Glofox automatically continues collecting payments on the next payment cycle even if the membership has moved from ‘Overdue’ (a failed payment) to ‘Unpaid’ (all attempts to take a payment in the current cycle failed) 

For example, if all attempts to take December’s payment fails Glofox will still automatically attempt to collect the next payment in January. As opposed to before when we would avoid an attempt at taking next month’s payment. When January's payment collection is attempted, the December amount owed is not included.

If your preference is for your customers to not to be continued to be billed for payments in future cycles you will need to pause or cancel their membership.



Next steps and additional support

For more information on Payments and Overdue Memberships, read the following articles; 

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