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    • #7152
      pamahles
      Participant

      Curious…Is anyone using PayPal on their website as a means for members to pay their membership dues? If so, how is that working for you? We have considered it but believe there are additional fees involved that either the member or the Association would have to pay. For non-profits it is an additional 2.2% plus
      .30 per transaction.

    • #7153
      larryb
      Keymaster

      We use PayPal at pcalr.org to collect member fees.It works well once its set up. I think Emily Hein who is a LakeKitTalk member also uses PayPal. Emily, how is PayPal working for your lake?

    • #7154
      Karen Reynolds
      Keymaster

      We don’t use it, but it’s an interesting idea. We have a pretty good track record of collecting dues, but anything that encourages folks to pay promptly is worth thinking about. Thanks for bringing up the topic.

    • #7155
      mikeeg
      Participant

      Wisconsin Lakes doesn’t use Paypal, but I’ve used it for other institutions, including for collecting tuition payments for a non-profit community music school. My recollection is that fees tend to be a bit higher than with some other credit card processors. Your organization’s bank may be able to work with you as well to set up something so that the payments flow directly into the organization’s bank account. Most credit card servicers now are able to provide you with code for a “button” on your website that takes the user directly to a payment page. This isn’t a review against Pay Pal, just some advice to check fees – especially monthly fees if you don’t think this will get used a lot.

    • #7156
      larryb
      Keymaster

      Working with NGOps, lakekit.net’s web services provider, a plugin is now available to utilize PayPal. Instructions are at lakekit.net -> MEMBERS ONLY -> Instructions. Members can access these instructions by logging in to lakekit.net (lakekit.net/wp-admin) with the same username and password as for the member site main administrator. I have tested this process with a trial transaction. Emily Hine (mypleasantlake.org) plans to try this plugin, but I don’t think she has done that yet.

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