We should contact them to see how they manage everything.
--Daniel Mayer 18:57, 16 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Other ways to accept donations
We can immediately improve our paypal rates by 0.6%, if they aren't already at 2.2%. Either
- we get a competing offer at going online-merchant exchange rates (2.2-2.3%), or
- we maintain a steady stream of donations at the current clip.
We can immediately get decent rates (3%) for CC-processing from "170 countries" via iKobo; don't know how the country-lists break down for iKobo v. PayPal, but iKobo prides itself on being more international.
In another year: We may be able to get slightly better rates for CC processing, particularly overseas, directly from banks; these negotiated rateds depend on our organization history and volume, and our relationship with the bank.
Stats: donations broken down by amount
Here's a List of donations from Jan-Mar 2004, broken down by donation amount, showing the number of donations at each level, the fee % captured by paypal, the new fee % captured by a decent credit card/electronic check option (), and the comparative savings of that CC/e-check option over PayPal :
It's getting obnoxious
I don't know where to say it, so I'm saying it here: The size of the Wikipedia donation banner is getting larger every year, and it's getting obnoxious. I donated in past years, but not this year because of this annoyance. I don't log in and don't have cookies enabled, so I keep having to see this huge banner all the time. It doesn't make me want to contribute. It makes me want to punch someone. 188.8.131.52 12:55, 12 December 2009 (UTC)