Hello Saori, long time no see.
Hope you are well too.
I don't understand how you managed to use PayPal to renew your sub, the notice says that PayPal no longer accepted as of last June and if you try to use PayPal it will not be accepted.
I tried to renew but there is no PayPal option now.
Very strange, hope someone can throw some light on this.
I will be cheering if they can.
New Brunswick , Canada
I have sent a message to the NARGS Presi and a couple other individuals, to ask about the issue of not having PayPal as a payment option, I hadn't noticed that. Let see what sort of response I can get. When I go through a mock membership renewal, I see 4 different charge card options, but not PayPal. Let's see what the official response is.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
Thanks for the input.
The only reason I can think of that PayPal would no longer be accepted would be because of terms laid out by the new credit card processor, Authorize.Net.
Anyway, this is the message on the Homepage re PayPal.
I don't see how anyone that previously used PayPal could find the new methods of payment simple and straightforward.
Beginning June 1, 2013, NARGS adopted a new credit card processor, Authorize.Net through the NARGS website. Authorize.Net accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. NARGS also accepts checks and money orders in US dollars.
If you attempt to make a payment through PayPal it will no longer be accepted.
Please try to make your renewal and seed exchange purchases on line. We believe that you will find it simple and straightforward.
I have contacted the Administrative Committee tonight about this issue. I have no idea how this came about, nor was I informed about it, and I will make sure that the situation is rectified. As soon as I hear back from the other members of the AdCom, I'll inform everyone of what is going on.
Peter George, NARGS President
Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.
Whatever happens, I hope you don't leave the forum.
Just like the SRGC, one doesn't have to be a member to participate.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NARGS will be 'restoring' PayPal as a payment option within a week. Please check back on the membership link in a few days and rejoin. My apologies.
Peter, thank you very much for your prompt action.
I am sure there will be quite a few others who will appreciate having the PayPal option back.
Certainly makes life easier for international members .
Will try and spend more time in the forum in the coming months.
No doubt I will have lots of questions to ask after the seeds go out.
I'm sure you're right Helen........ I am one for a start, . Thanks for raising this issue, and thereby initiating a positive resolution.
53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !
In the past we had many complaints about Pay Pal, so when we instituted the new website in June, we chose authorize.net, an industry standard. Pay Pal was also an expensive method for NARGS to process payments. As far as I know, yours is the first complaint.
We will put the put the Pay Pal option back up on the payment page as soon as the relevant accounts have been activated and will keep track of how many members choose this option.
Very sorry to have inconvenienced you.