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Paypal/Event Association

Posted: September 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

Tommy Thomas

September 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

This is going to be very important, to be able to associate an event with the event’s coordinator’s paypal account. This will be a deal killer for me to keep using it, as my paypal account is tied up with a current event I’m doing, I can’t use my paypal account as it want’s to default to using the money that is in the account which isn’t mine, and won’t give me the option for my credit card, so I can’t make any purchases until I square up with the owner of the event. I also won’t be able to take on other customers, or run two or three events at the same time until this feature is added as it get’s convoluted to separate all the deposits out not to mention the tax responsibilities at the end of the year for 1099’s or whatever. Can you tell me if this is coming in the very near future or is it a distant future feature?

Joel Rey

September 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

I had from EE team for this as I have the same problem of several events with payment to go on differents accounts depending on the event.

They are looking at it, and it sounds theat a solution could found rather quickly, but they call it “dirty” : the plan is to replace in automatic payment the email of overall system by the email of the event admin defined per event. If this event emil exists, paypal payment will go to this event.

They call it “dirty” because use of this feature forbids the use of multiple events order (with the cart) as the payment could be different for different events, and this will not work.

They are still looking at the question. Look for “different payments for different events” topic

Tommy Thomas

September 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

Yeah I don’t have the multiple events order nor would I use it and if that’s the only negative, I hope they get it going soon! This really is the only thing holding me back from continuing to use the product. I have been looking at other avenues like eventbrite, which you can set the account for each event, but then you get charged for the fees and not your customer… This seems to be the only true “reseller” type ticketing system out there and worth the price especially since I took the time to revamp the look of my tickets! 🙂


September 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

Hey guys,

Yes this is something that we are considering including in future updates. I would love to get a bit of a discussion going on how you would want it to work.

What I mean is there are various ways we could tackle this, but in your opinion how would you want see it working for your situation?

For example: using Paypal, the funds come into a central account and the site admin has the ability to pay the event managers by clicking a button on the event or in a separate control panel.

OR each event manager can have their own paypal details for the event, and the admin would have to bill the event managers or something like that.

Would you want to use Multiple Event Registration (MER) add on? Or would you not mind if that functionality was lost to gain the functionality of individual payment gateways?

The more we can discuss this and get ideas flowing the better.

Joel Rey

September 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

Solved by Sydney if Multiple event registration is not used

Seth Shoultes

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September 29, 2012 at 10:44 am


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