PayPal – About payments

We accept CSSR Memberships three ways:

  1. Online on our Join Us page by credit card or PayPal account
  2. Mail a cheque to the address on our Join Us page
  3. Pay the treasurer in person at conferences (cash or cheque)

When paying online, you have two options:

  1. Pay with an existing PayPal account
  2. Pay with credit card without a PayPal account. You will be offered the option of signing up for a PayPal account.

If you are having difficulty accessing the Credit Card option without a PayPal account, please read the following information adapted from this article on the PayPal help forum.

  • PayPal uses cookies to track your prior purchases.  If this is your second or third visit to PayPal and your previous cookie has not expired, PayPal now views you as a returning customer.   You will get a screen with a small link to the Credit Card Option.   Although this is not as obvious to you as the customer, the Credit Card Option is still available.
  • PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express debit and credit cards.  Card types that are currently not compatible with PayPal Merchant Services are:  1. Procurement and private label credit cards (such as a department store credit card).  2. Debit cards requiring a numeric password and pin-pad for entry.
  • The option may be unavailable in the country you reside in.   Not all countries have all PayPal features available.
  • After you pay 3 to 4 times using the same credit card, PayPal may interrupt the transactions and require you to open a PayPal Account, or ask you to use a totally different credit card.  Although your credit card is good, you will be unable to complete the transaction until you either open a PayPal Account or use a another credit card.

    PayPal’s mission it to sign up new business or accounts. Tracking the number of times a credit card is used is one method designed to help accomplish that goal.  Opening a PayPal Account may be OK with you, or you may be able to use a different card.

    To completely prevent this problem from occurring, CSSR would have to pay for a PRO account with PayPal, which would entail monthly fees and additional technical requirements.


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