Re: anyone using a web-based reservatoin system for guest rooms that accepts credit cards?
From: Molly Lynn Watt (Mollywattcomcast.net)
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:08:21 -0700 (PDT)
I do not share the assumption that our system takes a lot of time… maybe it 
does for Sharon, ofr me it usually slips softly into the folds of my life.
Molly Lynn Watt
 
175 Richdale Ave #315
Cambridge, MA 02140

617-354-8242
cell 857-998-1649











On Jul 30, 2014, at 3:12 PM, Sharon Hamer <whats4dnnr [at] gmail.com> wrote:

> This is the response I sent to Diane, I forgot to copy you.
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> I guess it is something to investigate, but I'm not sure our system is 
> broken, so why fix it?
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> Sharon Hamer
> whats4dnnr [at] gmail.com
> "Put others first...be kind to all you meet along the way...find goodness and 
> humor in each and every day"--Mike Dawes
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> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Molly Lynn Watt <Mollywatt [at] comcast.net> 
> wrote:
> Interesting, maybe sometime in the future, we do not use credit cards, so 
> that would be upping the work in some ways, as it is there are certain built 
> in assurances that all is working well between the physical calendar and the 
> on-line calendar and the person collecting the checks and the person 
> depositing and writing checks. I am comfortable right now. Maybe in the 
> future. Thank you for offering the experience of others. And I would be 
> willing to consider this if for some reason CLC wants to lead us this way. 
> Molly
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> Molly Lynn Watt
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> 175 Richdale Ave #315
> Cambridge, MA 02140
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> 617-354-8242
> cell 857-998-1649
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> On Jul 30, 2014, at 10:50 AM, Sharon Hamer <whats4dnnr [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I guess it is something to investigate, but I'm not sure our system is 
>> broken, so why fix it?
>> 
>> Sharon Hamer
>> whats4dnnr [at] gmail.com
>> "Put others first...be kind to all you meet along the way...find goodness 
>> and humor in each and every day"--Mike Dawes
>> 
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>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Diane <dianeclaire [at] gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Molly, Sharon, and CLCers,
>> 
>> I thought that you might be interested in this information.  It does seem to 
>> save time and energy in other cohousing communities.
>> 
>> Diane
>> 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
>> Date: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:46 AM
>> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ anyone using a web-based reservatoin system for guest 
>> rooms that accepts credit cards?
>> To: Cohousing-L Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
>> 
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>> On Jul 25, 2014, at 12:04 PM, Stephan Sylvan <stephan.sylvan [at] gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> > We've begun exploring web-based reservation systems used by bed and
>> > breakfast inkeepers, small hotel/motel inkeepers, etc. to manage the guest
>> > room reservation process including taking credit cards for the $20
>> > donation. If it worked out, such a system should eliminate most of the
>> > issues associated with collecting and processing checks as well as others.
>> 
>> We have a calendar on our members-only website that makes reservations for 
>> our two guest rooms but does not take payments. It was written by a former 
>> resident using several programming languages. One is CGI but even he doesn't 
>> remember what else he used. If it ever breaks we are done.
>> 
>> An important feature that we have not been able to find anywhere else is a 
>> queue. If someone cancels a reservation they can notify the person in the 
>> queue.
>> 
>> We use CalendarWiz for our other reservations and like it very much. We have 
>> assigned parking spaces and three people who don't have cars make their 
>> spots available to reserve for guests. We reserve all the other spaces in 
>> the CH. It will also record events in other locations, saving the event 
>> location. A few people go regularly to a SeaShanty sing at a pub in the next 
>> town, for example, so that address is stored as a location.
>> 
>> But CalendarWiz doesn't keep a queue or handle payments.
>> 
>> Paypal is very easy to set up to take payments. And easy to send invoices to 
>> people to pay using a credit cards without having your own credit card 
>> account. Just put a button on your website. Someone wil haven to check 
>> payments against reservations but you would have to do that anyway.
>> 
>> Sharon
>> ----
>> Sharon Villines
>> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
>> http://www.takomavillage.org
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>> -- 
>> Diane Margolis
>> 175 Richdale Av.
>> Cambridge, MA 02140
>> 617 354 1349
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