This seems very comlicated at all.
Apart from this year I would very strong support the idea of Aude: "In the
future, we probably want a registration system (like the scholarship app)
that reuses more of the fundraising infrastructure (e.g. Global Collect)
and so that each year's team doesn't have to reinvent this."
2014-06-06 13:00 GMT+02:00 Stuart Prior <stuart.prior(a)wikimedia.org.uk>uk>:
Unfortunately it's not an option to just add Paypal as a method of payment
to the event and not an option to change payment methods once tickets are
We can only choose one payment processor, and so we chose credit/debit
cards as the "least worst" option.
If we had chosen Paypal, we would be having the same conversation with
people who didn't want to use Paypal.
Many people trust Paypal, but I know there can be complications with
Paypal. Paypal is an unregulated "money service" and offers none of the
protections that the regulated banking system offers.
However, in light of the demand for Paypal, I am looking at a workaround
that should allow delegates to pay with that method. This creates a lot of
risks in other areas such as ticket numbers, refund options and cashflow
and will require sign off by the Foundation.
On 4 June 2014 16:00, Steffen Prößdorf <steffen.proessdorf(a)wikimedia.de>
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.
2014-06-04 16:44 GMT+02:00 Risker <risker.wp(a)gmail.com>om>:
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.
On 4 June 2014 10:33, Stuart Prior <stuart.prior(a)wikimedia.org.uk>
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.
On 3 June 2014 11:26, Martijn Hoekstra <martijnhoekstra(a)gmail.com>
> 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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