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  • Brandon 11:01 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: league management,   

    Fantasy football league comparison 

    Just wanted to let everyone know of a new page I made, which provides a central location for everyone to compare and comment on different fantasy football league websites out there. Let me know of any useful information that I need to know, along with other services I should add!

    Fantasy Football Service Comparison (with User Reviews)

     
  • Matt 9:05 am on June 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: league fees, league management   

    Ask the Geeks: Collecting League Fees 

    Andrew asks:

    Hi, I am trying to set up a FF league with some of my buddies from college. Problem is, we are all located in different places, which makes money collection very difficult. What site do you recommend for our league  so that we could collect the money through a service such as paypal? Thank you for your help.

    There are a number of services out there that offer to help with fee collection, but I’ve never felt compelled to use any of them. Collecting league fees can be a pain no matter how you slice it, but I don’t see how a third-party service will make things so much easier that I’d be willing to pay a fee for their service. If you want to give one a try, take a look at WePay, which launched this spring with some venture capital funding and received a positive writeup in TechCrunch.

    For the keeper league that I commish, I collect via check or PayPal (which no longer charges any fee for personal transactions) and then dump all the money into a secondary savings account that my wife and I have had forever and never touch. This league has been together for a long time, and guys are always pretty good about getting their fees in before the draft with minimal kneecap-bashing on my part. For a new league, you’ll want to make it abundantly clear that there are repercussions for not getting league fees in on time – for example, you could lock down add/drop privileges for anyone who hasn’t yet paid until they do. Just make sure to clearly define those rules ahead of time, and be obnoxious enough about it so that nobody can claim they didn’t know the rules.

     
    • Brian 11:42 am on July 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I haven’t used this one yet but there is a site called Leaguesafe.com

      • Lee 8:49 am on July 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I did a post on league safe last year or the year before, signed up, but never used it because there wasn’t a seamless way to actually pay for our league service (Myfantasyleague.com) out of the money pool. I think they work with MFL on that now.

        I have always used Paypal.

    • AixelSyd 6:09 pm on July 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      LeagueSafe has a mechanism that will directly pay MFL leagues. Start from your MFL league, and look through the menus for a link to LeagueSafe. It has an automated process that migrates your league data to LeagueSafe.

      • Dean 1:00 am on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Problem with league safe is that you can’t use paypal which I think is the easiest way to collect. You have to use e-checks or credit cards.

        I did a quick review of the site on my website http://www.officepoolguy.com. if interested.

    • Jeff 11:05 pm on August 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You could use Pay It Square (www.payitsquare.com) to collect league fees … the system is built on PayPal, perfect for fantasy football.

    • Ty 8:03 pm on January 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Beware of PayPal – they view fantasy contests as gambling, even though it clearly isn’t! Horror stories are out there about PayPal accounts being closed or frozen if they get wind of money being exchanged to pay for entry fees, etc.

      You really want to look at Fantasy Sports Vault (full disclaimer, I am the founder) or LeagueSafe (our primary competitor) and make your decision as to one of our platforms. We offer full security, transparency, and 100% payouts of the money collected! Complimentary service too – what better could be offered out there?

      Pay It Square and WePay parade around as if they are specific to our industry…they aren’t! They’re just trying to get in on the action even though they aren’t any better than a PayPal option. Steer clear and go to the industry leaders!

    • CommishJW 5:35 pm on February 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ty is correct. I have one of those Paypal nightmare stories. After 10 years, I have to look elsewhere.

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