Anyone thought about having a computer set up to process paypal?
no power or internet hookups in the convention room.
there are hookups but it's 400 bucks to use it. Could NOT get the Convention Center to give us a break.
Why not get 1 person to get a dsl hook up in there and handle everyones orders?
feel free to organize it. I am too busy as is. Stinkbait can give you the SXSW internet-monger dudes email.
go for it!
that would be great if someone wanted to step up and get internet access in their booth for paypal use only, but...
1) it'll be a mess. someone will justt want to check someone's website for a minute, which will lead to showing off their own site, which will lead to the computer freezing, all while people line up and aren't even able to look at the postters displayed in the booth in front of them.
2) how do you make back your $400 investment
3) api board has discussed it and has no interest in messing with this.
4) it'll be a mess
5) if someone's that ready to buy, i'm sure there'll be cash machines around.
most of the time we never fish!
well set it up and take 50% of all paypal purchases using our computer...thanks
Yep Jay, you are absolutely right. I thought that after I posted the topic. (Hmmm 68 poster artists , one computer....ewwwwwww.)
But I do like the idea of everybody wearing clown suits.
You can take credit cards if you have a merchant account like we do and just do voice auth. and then run the transactions when you return home.
However, it is a HUGE PITA at shows and requires the use of a GOOD cell phone.
Organize yourselves into groups here and there, and split the costs.
Justin, EMEK and I are doing this. The 135 bucks each we will chip in (for a total of 400.00) will be well worth the expense.
I knowingly turned away about 1500.00 worth of purchases over the 2 days of FS1, because I had no way of taking credit cards.
There will be visitors, music people, industry people and 'fans' from all over the world browsing your tables. 90% of them will be living on credit cards. What do YOU do when youre on 'vacation'.
Hook yoursleves up...