We’re in the process of setting up the ability to accept electronic payments including credit cards and PayPal. There has been a lot of requests for this especially from students registering for classes. A couple did not have checking accounts and not being able to accept credit cards was difficult for them. With all of the interest in our classes, we don’t want to create any barriers to people signing up.
We will be able to use this not only for for classes but also for Ships Store items, dinners and other events. Of course we will still accept checks and good old cash.
We’ve been processing some test transactions through PayPal during the past week to make sure the funds end up in our Squadron checking account – which they do! Next up are test transactions processed using Square. We have bought 2 Square readers and have downloaded the app on my phone. We’ll be doing some test transactions early next month after we get back from our upcoming trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone with 2 of our granddaughters.
We hope to be able to roll this out in time for the upcoming Engine Maintenance class starting Sept 11th. More details to follow in next Month’s Signal Hoist.