In February of this year (2012) the Dublin County Board completed an agreement with PayPal that would allow any units of the GAA affiliated with the Dublin County Board to avail of the lowest on-line transaction rates available from any provider.
There are 2 sets of rates applicable as follows;
The benefits to clubs are a low cost way to generate additional revenue in these tough times and support from PayPal in this process by virtue of the agreement with the DCB.
To get going Clubs will need to create a PayPal business account. This account will require an email address to be associated with it. For this scheme it must be a valid @gaa.ie email account. It is recommended to use the official club treasurer or club secretary account.
A step by step guide to setting up the PayPal business account is attached below, Setting up a PayPal Business Account- GAA - Feb 2012.pdf.
This guide covers the creation of the account and lifting the default limits on the account.
The next step is to email PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the application of the preferential fees based on the DCB agreement. This email should be sent from the GAA email account associated with the PayPal business account created.
Once this is done you are ready to start creating buttons to add to your website to start generating revenue. The typical uses for the online payments within the GAA domain will be for club shops and membership. They can also be used for other fundraising and subscription activities.
To help clubs get going there are 4 'cheat sheets' attached below that describe the functionality and step for creating the main button types. These are;
A couple of clubs are up and running with this functionality already.
If you are already using an existing PayPal account for your club you can avail of the GAA preferential rates by contacting PayPal on the fees email above and requesting the new fees.
If you get going with this functionality please email email@example.com so that we can list you here as a reference.