How much does it cost to use Pelago?

It is completely free to use Pelago for free events. There are no monthly charges or set-up fees and Pelago gives you access to powerful event promotion, event registration and reporting tools.

For paid events, Pelago a service fee on tickets sold. The service fee is composed of the Pelago fee and the payment gateway fee.

Pelago fee
If your event is paid, we charge a percentage fee plus a fixed fee per ticket to cover our service charges. See the table below for service fees in each currency.

Payment gateway fee
A payment processing fee also applies as set by the payment gateway. Pelago currently uses PayPal to accept payments when you set-up a paid event. See the link to PayPal in the table below for their latest fee structure. The current PayPal fee in Hong Kong is 3.4% + 2.35 HKD per transaction.

Currency Pelago service fee Payment gateway fee Supported payment methods
HKD 2.5% + 8 HKD See PayPal fees Visa, Mastercard, DinersClub, Amex, PayPal
SGD 2.5% + 1.40 SGD See PayPal fees Visa, Mastercard, DinersClub, Amex, PayPal
USD 2.5% + 1 USD See PayPal fees Visa, Mastercard, DinersClub, Amex, PayPal

* All currencies are charged at 2.5% + 1 USD equivalent

You can choose when you set-up the event to either:

1) Include the fees in the ticket price (organizer pays the fees)
2) Add the fees to the ticket price at the time of purchase (guest pays the fees)
3) Split the fees between the guest and the organizer (eg. absorb Pelago fee and charge Payment gateway fee on top of ticket price, or charge 8 HKD fixed fee per ticket to the guest and absorb the rest). 

Options 1) and 2) can be set-up by yourself in the app when creating the event. For splitting fees, please contact us at


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