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pre-sales questions (7 posts)

  1. kchayka
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am considering the pro version of this plugin but have some questions:

    1. Does it accept any payment processors besides PayPal? I'm leaning towards moneybookers, as the site is based in Europe and many of the attendees will be from Europe.

    2. Is it possible to get rid of the attendee limits? This is an open event with no seating limit, but pre-registration is required.

    3. How do partial payments/deposits work? We need to take a deposit on an (expensive) event, not have people prepay the entire registration fee, and take the balance several weeks/months later. This needs to be as automated as possible.

    4. Are there events that can be seen by members only? The big event is a multi-day festival with several workshops and other activities per day. Those who pre-register should be allowed to sign up for specific activities after they've paid their deposit. The activity schedule might be publicly visible, but there would not be any open registration.

    thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/events-manager/

  2. garydwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also want to know if Pro version offers visibility control for events too. Thanks.

  3. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Answered below, bear in mind that Pro is an add-on to the free version, meaning the functionality is the same with extra features.

    1. Does it accept any payment processors besides PayPal? I'm leaning towards moneybookers, as the site is based in Europe and many of the attendees will be from Europe.
    Will be adding more in the near future, but atm it's just paypal. Note that if you know your PHP, the PayPal gateway is a class that extends a parent gateway class, so adding custom gateways is possible.

    2. Is it possible to get rid of the attendee limits? This is an open event with no seating limit, but pre-registration is required.
    Works the same as in EM

    3. How do partial payments/deposits work? We need to take a deposit on an (expensive) event, not have people prepay the entire registration fee, and take the balance several weeks/months later. This needs to be as automated as possible.
    A booking is considered as pending until fully paid, but you can add partial payments to the edit booking section and when the partial payments match the total, it becomes 'confirmed'. You see a transaction history of payments on the booking.

    4. Are there events that can be seen by members only? The big event is a multi-day festival with several workshops and other activities per day. Those who pre-register should be allowed to sign up for specific activities after they've paid their deposit. The activity schedule might be publicly visible, but there would not be any open registration.
    No, but this will be possible soon (working on making events posts, so you'll be able to have 'private' events).

    @garydwp, does 4 answer this for you?

  4. kchayka
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Marcus, thanks for your quick response.

    On #2, when I enable registration for an event and edit ticketing, if I leave the Available Spaces blank it says no seats are available and no one can register. Is this how it's supposed to work, so I have to set an arbitrary limit to fake 'no limit'?

    If you could clarify how #3 works:
    1. We set up an event with an early bird registration fee of $1000 ($1300 regular). We want registrants to make a 25% ($250) deposit, the balance due some number of days before the event starts. After the early bird deadline the deposit would still be 25% ($325).
    2. A user fills in the registration form.
    3. On submit, I imagine they will be taken to PayPal to pay the registration.

    If we enable 'offline payments' will the registrant be able to make a minimum $250/$325 payment at PayPal and have it automatically applied to their booking entry, or do we have to manually enter their payment amount on their booking entry? The info on your web site indicates the latter, which is not desirable. Is there a mechanism to 'bulk mail' registrants who have not yet paid in full that balances are due?

    We want to take all credit card and bank transfer payments through the web site, if possible, and not have to manually bill registrants for deposits and balances due, or enter all that data manually. There may be some registrants making payments by snail mail check/money order, but those should be few.

    thanks

  5. garydwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Marcus, yes. Thanks for replying. Hope to see that feature soon.

  6. Marcus
    NetWebLogic Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    currently, tickets need limits, event-wide limits have been requested and will eventually be implemented.

    3. they get taken to paypal to pay, and if you've set auto-return to true, it should send you back to your site. paypal will send an IPN to your server and if payment is complete the booking becomes confirmed. in the meantime the booking is just reserved in the database (Depending if you have reserve unconfirmed spaces turned on).

    with pp full payments only. deposits is one of the many good ideas we'd eventually implement. depends on popularity of the requests what gets implemented first.

    emails reminders aren't implemented (again, yet), but a good developer should be able to program something like that by setting up a wp cron job.

  7. kchayka
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Marcus, thanks for the info. There are only 2 Event Registration plugins that seem remotely capable of filling our needs, and the other I was considering does not handle partial payments at all. You win, pending client approval. ;)

    I do look forward to seeing how this plugin develops.

    thanks again

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