[Theforum] [survey] donations

Nicole Parrot nicole at parrot.ca
Tue Dec 18 12:14:02 CST 2001

> As more money comes in the thermometer fills up - it works like a progress
> gauge. We could say that when it reaches $500 (or whatever) we'll buy the
> licesnse. The whole process could then start again for the next appeal.

Now that the idea is clear (er), I would not necessarily recommend
Amazon.com for this though. They take a whoopping 15% of all donations.
Their system for donating is good, but their share of the pie is just too

Paypal agressively pursued me when the site I was involved with was chosen
by Amazon for their Honor System launch. Paypal takes a lot less %, but more
people have a problem with paypal, than with Amazon. And I don't think
Paypal has the thermometer thing in place.

Neither have a perfect system for micropayments......


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