Hi there,
 
we had this discussion with the attendees having a scholarship from WMDE already. In fact even in Germany not everyone of them own a credit card, so that we have to find ways that one pays for others.
I don't think that the limitation of only credit card payment is a very wise desicion. PayPal would be a reasonable add.
 
Best,
Steffen
 
 


2014-06-04 16:44 GMT+02:00 Risker <risker.wp@gmail.com>:
If there is any way to include a Paypal option, I think it would be very helpful.  Restriction to a credit card payment option may significantly impact younger or less wealthy attendees, particularly those not from the European/North American sphere.  Even I would prefer to use Paypal because the currency conversion costs are significantly lower than that charged by credit card companies.
 
Risker/Anne


On 4 June 2014 10:33, Stuart Prior <stuart.prior@wikimedia.org.uk> wrote:
Hi Martijn,

Yes, it is the only payment option. I appreciate that there are effective and commonly used bank transfer systems in some European countries, but our administrative capacity and the booking website meant we had to settle on one method of payment.

We did consider all options and various currency payment options, but we settled on credit card payments as the being most accessible method internationally and the simplest for us to administrate at this scale. 

I hope this doesn't prevent you from attending.

Best

Stuart



On 3 June 2014 11:26, Martijn Hoekstra <martijnhoekstra@gmail.com> wrote:
Currently the only payment method for registration as far as I can find is by credit card. Are more payment options planned and/or considered?

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