DO Ideas 2

Paypal Group Pay option

You guys implemented the paypal add funds system which is great, my only request is that you add a link that we can give out to clan members/friends/family so that anyone can put money into the person's digital ocean account to help pay for servers.

The implementation of this should be relatively easy given that you already have the paypal system. I don't know if you are currently using a specific link to add the funds to peoples account or if you are looking at the email address who sent the money and sending the credit to their account via the paypal senders email.. but if you can provide people with a personalized link to paypal so that it is all set so that the funds paid by anyone using that link go to the customers account directly it would be extremely helpful.

This helps you (Digital Ocean) get paid in circumstances where your customer may not be able to at one point and it would help us (the customer) to ensure the continuity of our server by being able to accept donated funds directly into our Digital Ocean account.

Honestly, it would be pretty quick and trivial to implement this feature.

Please vote on this if you agree. Thanks!

  • Morthawt
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
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  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 18:54

    This is not acceptable. That forces the customer to sort out who is sending them money for which purpose. Paypal gives you two options when adding payment/donation options. You can either embed the code right on your website, which you currently are doing, or you make use of the link they give you for emails/websites. The link will take people to an official page where they can buy or donate. We can then give this link out and then it doesn't matter who uses it, the customer still gets the funds added to their Digital Ocean account. Plus having a direct method like this not only helps you to always get paid even when the customer may not be able to, but also makes people feel good that they know where their money is going... If someone sends a donation directly into the person's paypal they have no idea what the money will be used for. If they use an official link they have the certainty that it is really going towards the upkeep of the server(s)

    I would like to add that implementing this would be extremely easy. You can either keep or remove the embedded code and either replace it with, or simply add the paypal link version for the purposes of group pay. Extremely easy implementation that helps you gets to get paid. Please reconsider this.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:54

    This is an interesting suggestion but there is already a work around which is to have people send money to your paypal account directly which you can then use to pay for service.

    Thanks!

  • David commented
    September 11, 2018 18:54

    That's for sure a killer feature. We are providing a service where our members love to support the bill server and ensure they pay for a better service instead of donating directly to a personal account, and that is something we already implemented with Dreamhost (for example).