Allow Use of Multiple Paypal Accounts
It would be great if AOs/EOs/EHs were able to collect payments for the events they organize using their own Paypal accounts instead of having all money go through the Organizer's Paypal account.
We run meetup events with different instructors. Each instructor charges different prices. We'd like a way to set set individual paypal email addresses for each meetup event. That way the instructors get paid directly. We'd like this to make the user experience for our attendees better. Nobody wants to go to a separate site like eventbrite and have to pay through there. It would be great if you could roll this out ASAP. LIke in your next sprint or something.
It limits the number of events I can offer to my members if I cannot have the leader paid directly. I do not wish to have all the funds go to my account and then pay the instructor. I want them to be paid directly. I could offer so many more options if I had this option.
Currently only the organizer can receive payments for events.
Needed: the ability to allow organizers and assistant organizers to direct fees paid from different events to go directly into different/separate PayPal accounts. For instance, on one of the current meetup events I'm hosting, I'll be using the money collected to buy food and wine for the event and would like to have the event fees deposited directly into my or one of the other assistant organizer's PayPal account and have visibility into who has and has not paid. Currently, only the Organizer has this ability and there is a hassle and delay in getting him to send me the list of who has and has not paid and to also get me the money (he is very busy).
securitymeetup.com desperately needs this. We already have 4 instructors and managing payments for these events on meetup has become such a chore that we're thinking about just dropping it and going with EventBrite =/. We don't want to, but desperate times calls for desperate measures. Dionne opened this issue in 2010 and its now 3 years later =/.
Enyel S. Perez commented
This would certainly work better at expediting the logistics..
Christopher Sims commented
Hi Everyone. As an EO in in the Largest Meetup group in Australia with over 2600 members I ask that this be expedited. Quite often various organisers want to do prepaid events, however, choose not to because collecting money off members is going to be to hard. Please put those of us in the picture as to what the issues are around this? Thanks in advance for any answers given.
I think the story is they don't want to do it, can't do it or aren't willing to .... that or they just don't want to update us on this issue. It really can't be that hard.
This has been up since June 2010! What's the story??
This would make the Head Organizer and the AO/EO/EH's life so so much easier, and would not require all the additional manual tracking of who owes who money.
PLEASE PLEASE add this feature/option. I think, today, many AO/EO/EH's do not plan events that require a payment because of the lack of this feature/option.
I keep voting for this one. Still no update huh?
Yes, it's a good idea. The lead organizer doesn't trust PayPal but as a co-organizer I would use it.
This has been "under review" since Jan 26, 2012. By the 1 year anniversary I'm expecting either a Yes or a No.
Yes I agree with Gerard below. Any update? Last notice was on 1/26/12 that it was being reviewed. What is the status of this?
Sue Stanek commented
I would love to have this option when posting our paid events
Regina - Madison Area Outdoor Group commented
Yes please please please fix this! I've been wanting it for a few years! Simply let us choose a paypal account when we post an event.
I'm wondering what the outcome of the ticketing functionality review was? :)
Allowing a separate papypal email address for each meetup would be VERY helpful.
This is a great idea! It would save assistant or event organisers paying PayPal fees twice if the payment goes through the organisers PayPal account first.
Scott M. Stolz commented
It would be nice if events would use the default payment type(s) such as the organizer's PayPal account, but on an event by event basis, another PayPal account could be set.
Also, it would be nice if we could give attendees a choice on how to pay (i.e. they can choose PayPal or Amazon Payments).
I totally agree with Dionne on this issue it is way overdue..
I second that, can we please see some progress on this issue.
This really needs to move from the review process to implementation. As an Co-Org, AO, & EO it's like pulling teeth to collect payment in a timely manner. While as the owner of a group all you have to do click "yes you're charging for this meetup" and when a person clicks to RSVP they are made to pay at that time. This feature would make my event planning life as well as others a whole lot easier. Please try and make this go faster!!
Ninners in SD commented
Please look into this feature. I am an assistant organizer and I can't tell you what a PAIN IN THE you know what it is for me to have to individually collect money from everyone BEFORE an event. Example. I often host baseball games and catered tailgate party's. I have had 40 people sign up for this event and sit together as a Meet Up Group = $600 in baseball tickets...Need I say more???