[gsis_admins] Re: Registrations

  • From: Denise Epperson <denise.epperson@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:02:17 -0500

Ok, thanks.

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 12, 2014, at 7:03 AM, Anna Tarleton <tarletonanna@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Pearson was having trouble getting a check and asked if we would do that. I 
> had hoped that I could force them to pay for the convenience but there wasn't 
> any way to separate the credit card charge from the registration charge. Many 
> vendors asked for this.
> I sent a question to RegOnline to request a way to separate the charge and a 
> way to limit it to vendors. That may just be a future request.
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Nov 11, 2014, at 11:18 PM, Denise Epperson <denise.epperson@xxxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:
>> I thought we didn't turn on the credit card option.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Nov 11, 2014, at 3:28 PM, Anna Tarleton <tarletonanna@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>>> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I can tell you are working with the vendors today. Three vendors paid today 
>>> with the new credit card option (FocalPointK12, Parchment, and Follett). 
>>> While that means we get our money sooner, it also means that we incur a 
>>> cost of 4.95% of the total balance. There wasn't a way for me to separate 
>>> the cost for the credit card fee from the registration fee, so I did not 
>>> add it. Also, I could not see charging them more money when they were 
>>> already paying a great deal of money. We also had one district person pay 
>>> by credit card today.
>>> I also found out that I neglected to change the Vendor Registration page on 
>>> the website to update the Early-Bird Registration fee from 165 to 185. It 
>>> was a vendor who was trying to get their additional staff registered who 
>>> brought it to my attention. I felt like since it was published, I needed to 
>>> honor it. We also had a vendor who registered their extra person as an 
>>> Attendee, which charged them 185 like we had planned. They paid by credit 
>>> card. At this point, it might cost us more than $20 to refund their money, 
>>> so I am going to leave it as is.
>>> I also added 2 new registration types - Vendor 2nd Attendee, which is free, 
>>> and Vendor 3rd+ Attendee which is the same cost as conference Attendees. 
>>> Hopefully, that will be a little less confusing to them.
>>> I can update the website to be 185 instead of 165, but I don't know how 
>>> many of you have contacted vendors with a form that might show 165. Those 
>>> of you who are working with vendors need to let me know if I need to change 
>>> it.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Anna

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