260 votesLizG commented
We are really excited to hear about the shopping cart solution that would allow one payment for multiple items (membership, events, sponsorships, donations, etc.). We have an annual conference, where many of our members purchase multiple things, and it is a pain for them to make separate payments for each one.
Also - I saw that you are thinking about allowing donations at the same time as starting a new membership. This is great - but we would also like this for when people are RENEWING their membership. We would like people who can afford to help out, to pay for someone else's membership who cannot afford it... They could do this on an annual basis when they renew.
Thanks for all you are doing - and congrats on such a smooth implementation of v5. You must have a fantastic QA team as well as programming team.
186 votesLizG commented
We have an annual conference every year. We also have an educational program. Some of our attendees are not the wealthiest in the world, and so we offer them a payment plan to pay for their conference ticket on a 10 month plan, or their educational program on a 10 or 12 month plan.
This becomes not just a convenience for our members, BUT, it also serves to increase attendance at these events, because people who are terrible savers, can make it due to the payment plan.
Right now, our Finance Director is putting through manual invoices every month. It takes her hours, because there are quite a few (to say the least). Being able to offer a registration type in events that is a monthly payment plan would be such a huge time saver for us. I can begin to tell you what a difference it would make.