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* PayPal to <b>info@protospace.ca</b>.</i>
 
* PayPal to <b>info@protospace.ca</b>.</i>
 
* PayPal using https://paypal.me/protospace
 
* PayPal using https://paypal.me/protospace
* Interac (Canadian bank "enail payment") transfer to <b>info@protospace.ca</b>.</i>
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* Interac transfer (Canadian bank "email payments") to <b>info@protospace.ca</b>.</i>
  
 
''We don't currently accept Tangerine payments (Tangerine Customers should choose the "Interac" option).''
 
''We don't currently accept Tangerine payments (Tangerine Customers should choose the "Interac" option).''
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<i>Friends usually donate $10 per month, or $110 per year. Larger donations may be made through a director or as a one-time payment.</i>
 
<i>Friends usually donate $10 per month, or $110 per year. Larger donations may be made through a director or as a one-time payment.</i>
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== Which Payment Method is "best"? ==
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Thanks for asking. Seriously. It's great that members want to get the best bank for our membership buck. The "best" method is whatever works to keep your dues current. For many of us, that's using a Paypal Subscription. Paypal transactions are processed automatically, so there is zero administrative effort. If you just want the simplest, quickest answer, then what's best is usually "'''please start a PayPal subscription'''". Links are below.
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But, wait, you ask, doesn't that cost us a lot of money? We have enough volume that we actually get a slight discount. We pay about 2.65%. The typical rate, at our volume, for any online or card transaction is between 2.5 and 3.0 percent.
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Here's how you can save Protospace money on processing fees:
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* Pay annually, using Cash, Cheque or Interac Transfer
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* Use manual paypal payments (not subscriptions) using your bank account or paypal balance (not a credit card)
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For monthly payments the amount of work to manually process the payment far outweighs the processing fee. '''If you are doing monthly payments, just use a subscription'''.

Revision as of 09:58, 2 July 2016

One Time Payment

One time payments can be made in person, using:

  • Cash (Please double-count it and get a computer-generated receipt)
  • Cheque or money order
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express using Square, our mobile payment processor

We don't currently accept Debit cards.


Electronically, we accept one-time payments using:

  • PayPal to info@protospace.ca.</i>
  • PayPal using https://paypal.me/protospace
  • Interac transfer (Canadian bank "email payments") to info@protospace.ca.</i>

We don't currently accept Tangerine payments (Tangerine Customers should choose the "Interac" option).

Full Member Subscriptions

Existing Members

Get one month free!
Pay once for a full year ($550) | Start an annual payment plan ($550 per year)

Pay automatically every month
Start a monthly payment plan ($50 per month)

Make a single, one-month payment
Pay for a single month ($50)

New Members

New members can get the first three months for the price of two!
That means the probationary month is on us.

Combine this with an annual discount! The best possible deal!
Pay $100 now, then $550 in 90 days, and each year afterwards.

Start a monthly payment plan, with a free month.
Pay $100 now, then $50 in 90 days, and each month afterwards.

Just pay for the first three months. Your membership will end if you do not make dues payments manually.
Pay $100 now. Make more payments later to keep your membership current.

Make a single, one-month payment
Pay for a single month ($50)


Subsidized Member

Subsidized Memberships, often called Student Memberships, are our discounted memberships available to students, those with limited income, and those in special circumstances approved by the Directors or the Membership.

Existing Members

Get one month free!
Subsidized - Pay once for a full year ($330)
Subsidized - Start an annual payment plan ($330 per year)

Pay automatically every month
Subsidized - Start a monthly payment plan ($30 per month)

Make a single, one-month payment
Subsidized - Pay for one month ($30)

New Members

New members can get the first three months for the price of two!
That means the probationary month is on us.

Combine this with an annual discount! The best possible deal!
Subsidized - Pay $60 now, then $330 in 90 days, and each year afterwards.

Start a monthly payment plan, with a free month.
Subsidized - Pay $60 now, then $30 in 90 days, and each month afterwards.

Just pay for the first three months. Your membership will end if you do not make dues payments manually.
Subsidized - Pay $60 now. Make more payments later to keep your membership current.

Make a single, one-month payment
Subsidized - Pay for one month ($30)


Friends of Protospace

Our Friends are valued supporters and donors who believe in Protospace, but don't necessarily participate. Some are former members who have moved away. Some are parents or guardians of underage student members, or spouses of members. Other are just enthusiastic supporters of the maker culture. Friends are always welcome in the space, but they must be accompanied by a member except at public events. Friends cannot vote on member issues, and may have limited access to some tools or programs. We love and thank our friends for their donations and support!

Annual Donation of $110 per year | Monthly Donation of $10 per month | One-time Donation of $10

Friends usually donate $10 per month, or $110 per year. Larger donations may be made through a director or as a one-time payment.

Which Payment Method is "best"?

Thanks for asking. Seriously. It's great that members want to get the best bank for our membership buck. The "best" method is whatever works to keep your dues current. For many of us, that's using a Paypal Subscription. Paypal transactions are processed automatically, so there is zero administrative effort. If you just want the simplest, quickest answer, then what's best is usually "please start a PayPal subscription". Links are below.

But, wait, you ask, doesn't that cost us a lot of money? We have enough volume that we actually get a slight discount. We pay about 2.65%. The typical rate, at our volume, for any online or card transaction is between 2.5 and 3.0 percent.

Here's how you can save Protospace money on processing fees:

  • Pay annually, using Cash, Cheque or Interac Transfer
  • Use manual paypal payments (not subscriptions) using your bank account or paypal balance (not a credit card)

For monthly payments the amount of work to manually process the payment far outweighs the processing fee. If you are doing monthly payments, just use a subscription.