Whatever happened to Thumbtack charging us at $100? Now it's $50? Why do we set a budget if they are going to charge us for every $50 usage? They are essentially setting a budget for us.
Sorry for any confusion @DJStevie. We aren't in any way setting a budget for pros, that's entirely up to you guys. A budget is set in place so that you're in control of your spending but funds aren't withdrawn until a customer contacts you. You'll see that your charges are marked as ‘pending’ and haven’t been charged to your credit card just yet. We’ll group all your ‘pending’ charges together and charge them at the same time (usually on Sunday night or whenever you spend over $50.) If you have any other questions about your budget or when you're charged, be sure to check out our Help Center.
Not getting angry at you, but in my personal opinion, Thumbtack IS setting a budget by charging credit cards when Pros reach the $50 mark. That's why I ask why should Pros set a budget if Thumbtack is going to charge us for every $50 usage? That IS setting a budget. Why not remind Pros when we are nearing the budget that we set? In my business, I can reach the $50 usage in no time. Why was this changed(charging at $50 instead of $100)? It was supposed to be charged on a weekly basis! That was my understanding. Thumbtack wants us to keep a budget, but is afraid if we reach that budget, we won't have funds available.
I just noticed on my payments that 2 charges were taken out on Sunday January 13. (One was for reaching $50 and the other was for another lead). Why wasn't 1 charge made instead of 2? This is why I said yesterday about Thumbtack IS setting a budget. Originally, 1 charge per week was made. Then it was once the leads reached $100, now it's $50. I'm baffled and still trying to figure out as to why I set a budget and Thumbtack decides to charge for every $50 usage. I should just throw away the budget, and let Thumbtack charge as they deem fit. (not angry at you, but becoming more frustrated than before)
@Bateshandyman sorry to hear this comes as a surprise to you. To help you keep track of your receipts be sure to check out your Payments page. Your weekly budget on each service that you offer will also be there to help you control how much you spend each wee. We won't allow you to go over the limit unless you decide to yourself.