An activation fee is a one-time charge that is sometimes levied by subscription and billing management businesses when they start a new service. The fee covers the cost of processing and setting up the new account, and can vary depending on the company and the type of service you are signing up for. Some companies may also refer to an activation fee as a “start-up fee” or an “installation fee”. It is important to be aware of any activation fees before signing up for a new service, as they can add to the overall cost of the service.
The frequency of paying an activation fee depends on the company and the type of service you are signing up for. Some companies may charge an activation fee each time you start a new contract, while others may only charge it once for the life of the service. It is important to review the terms and conditions of the service you are signing up for, as well as to ask the company directly, to determine how often you may be required to pay an activation fee. Activation fees in subscription and billing businesses are typically paid at the time of signing up for the service or when the service is activated. This can be done with a credit or debit card, online payment, in-person payment, automatic billing. Businesses can use subscription management software to include activation charges into their plans so that they don’t have to manually invoice it separately.