2003-03-25 07:36 pm (UTC)
I pay by credit card so it doesnt really effect me but i think it is a good idea for those who do pay by mail. That makes it a lot easier for those who can't have a checking account or a credit card and maybe don't want other people in thier house knowing they have a journal and reading it.
my renewal email came late.
My automatic renewal email came about 2 weeks late... I didnt even realize it was past due until the email came.
I don't think I'll forget to renew, but a postal reminder would be great!
I just received my renewal notice today, for my account that expired 3-12-03.
I went to Paypal to renew, and found out they no longer accept check payments. Bad time to find out I can't immediately correct the situation, y'know?
My renewal notice showed up two or three weeks early, but that was back in february. :)
i think it is precious that mom works for lj. how cute. i love lj all the more. how freaking cool. ok enough menaingless posting. sorry just gut 12:45 feelings of love towards lj.
i think envelopes are a good idea. i know i am forgetful.
I didn't get a renewal notice the last time my account expired.
2003-03-25 10:38 pm (UTC)
Postal Dealing -
I recommend that you SURCHARGE for people mailing in payments. Since it is additional labor to handle it that way - I assume it is a greater burden than transaction costs.
2003-03-26 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: Postal Dealing -
I dunno... those credit card companies are evil and I have a feeling they give the postal mail processing labor costs a run for their money.
A lot of people are overseas, such as me, and it takes over a week for mail to/from the US, so a reminder 2 weeks before is too late.
However, the main complaint I had was sending money orders to the US are so expensive. A high percentage of the cost is in post office handling, tax, and postage. A cheque sent to a site in Australia would be much cheaper, if someone here could cash it and tranfer the funds as well as arrange for the money to be recognised by LJ. Of course, other countries would need their own local address to do likewise.
I don't like using credit cards, especially over internet. I try not to have one.
I believe you can set up accounts in countries with many subscribers, and have transfers performed through a certain bank in each country. Then forward the receipt number for you to verify that the cash is there. Original might need to be sent, but at least there is no tax, postal charges - only a stamp and a delay.
You idea sounds good for US subscribers. Other people might need something else.
My renewal email came this week, and my account does not expire until 4/20.
As much as I think this would be a good idea, I see it only really working in the US. It'd cost way too much to just send a reply envelope anywhere else in the world.
I don't have a credit card, nor do I really want to have to get one to use for this. And cheques can be expensive to send, via the post office here in Australia to send something in us currency which is nearly double our dollar, it cost as extra 9 dollars to have it made up. To be checked into a bank that can take over a week to clear. Plus add to that postage of it.
I'd love to renew my LJ paid account as often as needed, but here in Australia it is getting expensive to do that with the limited means we have. If there could be an alternative way for payments set up for overseas people it'd be greatly appreciated.
Other than that, I think the postage envelopes for others in America would been a good idea.
I vote No. It just add more work pressure to your mum/someone. E-mail reminder is good enough.
And you will save money.
I find paypal very easy way to do busness. And I will not opt for any extra Snal Mail.
Alternatives to PayPal are very very important. PayPal is a nightmare for enough people that it simply is not an acceptable sole means of payment for anything.