Region 12 has started using PayPal for advance registration payments for AIM and a few other events. September AIM was a trial run and we are working some of the kinks out of that process. We know there were some issues but overall, think that the process worked.
Using PayPal allows us to take payments online and with lower processing fees than other credit card processing companies, or event sales companies. Using PayPal as the payment processing company allows you to use a PayPal account, or a Credit Card. You do not need to have a PayPal account! Your transactions are secure either way.
It can be a little confusing to our users because of the way our web hosting software works. When you register, you'll receive an email confirmation as soon as you hit the submit button on the registration form. But that doesn't mean that you've completed the payment.
After using the submit button, the web page will take you to the PayPal payment page to enter payment details. At that point, you can choose to use a PayPal account or pay with Credit Card. The page looks different in various browsers but, they all have a link that allows you to pay with a CC, without setting up a PayPal account
. Sometimes it says "Don’t have a PayPal account? Pay as a guest now, sign up for PayPal later.". Sometimes it says "Pay with a debit or credit card(Optional). Join PayPal for faster future checkout". But you don't have to actually sign up for a PayPal account - just fill in the information and pay with your credit card!
You aren't done with the payment until you see a payment receipt from PayPal. If you don't see a receipt from PayPal within 30 minutes, then you probably haven't finished the payment process. Make sure to check your email spam or junk folders for the receipt also. If you don't see the payment receipt, you can also contact Pattie Hitch
or Kevran Day
(who is helping with the registration and PayPal integration). We can check the PayPal site to confirm the payment.
For January AIM and future events, we will limit early registration to those that are paying with PayPal or check, as long as the Finance Coordinator receives the check a week before the event. All other payments will be on-site at the late registration prices.