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02/07/10 11:01 PM
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I'm curious as to whether ShareCG would allow other transaction services besides PayPal for online dotations?

Of course there's the current Paypal button, but I'm wondering since that company seems to be cast in a less favorable light if other types of online transfer services may be made available on this site? Not that I've had any problems with Paypal personally, but I've heard enough stories to wonder.

I think Google Checkout might be a good one for starters, since everybody already knows that company and they seem fairly trustworthy to some extent. I'm sure there's some others too.
(I took a closer look at it, it doesn't seem to currently have a method for personal donations. The donation feature it does have is reserved for registered non-profits instead. But I don't see why somebody couldn't use a regular merchant sale of $5 or some other small optional fixed fee on the otherwise free item in order to recieve patronage gifts. I suppose you could think of it as a variation of shareware business model as applied to content.)

So what's the word ShareCG admins? I think a few extra options couldn't hurt if there was some sort of vetting process or a user poll. (I know I would like to have some alternatives, because then I may get donations from people that currently don't trust PayPal.)

02/08/10 07:58 PM
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Hi pauljs75 .... I'll have our team take a look into your 'Google' suggestion.  But, since we have spent the time to set this up with PayPal, and we haven't heard of any problems with this method it may be hard for us to justify the time, effort and money we'd have to expend to change our current system.  Also, we're working in the background on some very intense projects that will improve and expand ShareCG and it'll also be hard for us to move now to yet another project.  I don't want you to think that we don't appreciate  your suggestion, but it just has to make sense for all concerned.  Please stay tuned and if we find that there are overwhelming benefits to the Google approach we will make the change.   Thank you for offering your suggestion -- don't let my response dissuade you from making more!  Thank you!Wink

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