[Inpycon] Opening registrations

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 12:17:04 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>wrote:

> On Wednesday 30 June 2010 15:26:31 Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
> > > early bird should be for all online registrations prior to the
> conference
> > > - online registrations should be open till the day prior to the
> > > conference.
> >
> > Is that the plan? I recollect we had some confusion about this last
> > year as well.
> >
> > My idea was that we'd sell the tickets online initially for a lower
> > cost (early bird) - this is to encourage people to register early. And
> > then after a cut off date (say 10 Aug), charge slightly more. The idea
> > is to get more people to register upfront and publicise the event.
> >
> > I remember you mentioning that it won't make a different in India but
> > if students are coming, I think the lower price might be good for
> > them.
> >
> > Spot registrations are purely for people who are in the neighbourhood
> > and want to drop in but don't have a ticket.
> >
> > What do you feel?
> >
> in India, people put off registering and paying till the last minute unless
> they get a substantial benefit in paying early. For a person who is capable
> of
> paying online, 100 rupees will not make a difference. He pays online for
> convenience. We benefit from online payment so that there are less hassles.
> Even then you are going to see the usual queue at the start of the
> conference.
> So it is in our interest to encourage online payment. Abroad early bird
> gives
> you substantial reduction in payment as also preference for discounted
> hotel
> booking etc. These factors do not apply here at all. So instead of early
> bird
> - which does not mean anything, we put online payment 250 and on spot
> payment
> 350.
> Another point - if the system is set to be unable to register without
> payment.
> then very few will register. We have to have a system where a person can
> register and choose 'pay now' or 'pay later'. Since obviously we cannot say
> that if you do not register and pay online you cannot attend - there is a
> real
> possibility that very few will register.

 +1. Valid point. We need a "register" on site and then click on "Pay"
button which takes us to doattend. This way we can track delegates on our
site and get payment status from doattend also. I am sure their API should

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> Kenneth Gonsalves
> Senior Associate
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