How to Become a Snow Shoveler on Shovler

Thank you for your interest in becoming a snow shoveler using Shovler!

Below outlines the four steps to enable you to accept snow removal jobs on Shovler. You need to sign up using Stripe so that payment can be made straight to you from the user’s credit card. Stripe is the same platform that many other similar services like Lyft use to process their payments. (Please note thatStripe requires a very complex password for account security. We have found that only a password such as 5Blue2Gr$$n!! works.)

Signing up is extremely easy and straightforward and you will be accepted onto the platform instantly. You need to have a bank/checking account that you can link to your Stripe account so that you can get paid!

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY OR YOU WILL RISK NOT GETTING PAID.

  1. On your Stripe dashboard, switch the yellow switch from Test to Live.
This is your Stripe dashboard. You will see the earnings that you have in your account.
This is your Stripe dashboard. You will see the earnings that you have in your account. To activate your Stripe account you need to switch the yellow button from from Test to Live.

2. Fill out required information from Stripe including your bank account information.

Stripe requires you to input information about yourself so that it can process transactions on your behalf. Payments flow from the users credit card straight to the snow shoveler. You are doing your own business: Snow removal.
Stripe requires you to input information about yourself so that it can process transactions on your behalf. Payments flow from the users credit card straight to the snow shoveler. You are doing your own business: Snow removal.
If you are not part of a snow removal business, you can simply signup as a sole proprietor and use your own personal information. Wherever it says business name you can use your personal name.
If you are not part of a snow removal business, you can simply signup as a sole proprietor and use your own personal information. Wherever it says business name you can use your personal name.

NEW STRIPE REQUIREMENT: When setting up your account, you must also link at least one of your social media profiles to the account! This is extremely important so that Stripe knows their customer.  

3. Locate and copy your Live Secret Key in Stripe.

Find your Live Secret Stripe API Key, highlight it and then copy it. You will then paste it into the Shovler app. To get to the API Key, click on Your Account, then Account Settings, and then API Key.
Find your Live Secret Stripe API Key, highlight it and then copy it. You will then paste it into the Shovler app. To get to the API Key, click on Your Account, then Account Settings, and then API Key.

Double check that you are using the correct API Key. It should be the Live Secret Key, NOT the Live Publishable Key!

Make sure there are no blank spaces before or after the Key that you input.

4. Paste your Live Secret Key from Stripe into Shovler.

Paste your Live Stripe API Key into the Shovler app here.
Paste your Live Stripe API Key into the Shovler app here. Get to My Info & Payments through the settings.

Hopefully this process went smoothly for you.

If you have any questions or issues please feel free to email us at admin at shovler.com or reach out to Stripe directly if you have any questions about their platform.

Now that you are officially a snow shoveler on the platform you can now buy a new snow shovel and some salt!