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    why register users

    Asked by sittercritter on February 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I'm ambivalent about asking users to register as I usually leave a site when I see this.  However, I will be asking for payment on line.  I will be asking clients to sign an agreement form on line. And I will also be moving my blog to the same site. I'd like to hear from folks about when, why, and in what manner to ask users to register.  Thx much!

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    Answered by jefreylandicho on February 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Registration is usually created for providing membership privileges. If you don't have such membership privileges to offer, creating a registration form is unnecessary.

    Take note that Jotform, does not allow the creation of registration form without valid reason as per accordance to our terms of usage.

    Let me know if that answers your question.

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    Answered by sittercritter on February 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    members would be allowed to become clients. Clients would pay through paypal integration in jotform. When the blog is moved to this site, they will also be allowed to comment, etc.

    This is what you mean by privilege?

    My hope is that user registration will also add to the security of the payment process.  Please comment on this as I would like to share info with users.

     

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    Answered by sittercritter on February 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Any other unstated privilges that jotform can help with (like, say added security) wd be very helpful for me to pass on to users.  Thanks!

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    Answered by jefreylandicho on February 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    For example, Jotform offers membership, if you are using paid plans like premium; you get better benefit like more submission and file storage. Privileges setting will entirely depend on you.

    What separate a member and a non-member is the privilege they both get and don't get.

    Are you trying to achieve a membership website in which you plan to use Jotform as your payment processor?

     

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    Answered by sittercritter on February 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Thx for the example above.  Thats great.

    I am already using jotform as a payment processor.  Before I launch the biz officially, I wish to require membership--or not--depending on benefits to myself and clients.

    What benefits are there to me in requiring one-time registration?

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    Answered by jefreylandicho on February 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

     

    Membership with registration benefits most when you are running a subscription type of product or service or planning to set a community. Please check the link below as you might find it interesting as it is related to the problem you are having with.

    http://www.webhostingsecretrevealed.com/web-business/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-a-members-only-site/

    On the other hand, Jotform has a submission database which is really great because it keep tracks of the list of customer similar how a membership member listing works.

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    Answered by sittercritter on February 27, 2013 at 03:31 PM

    Thanks!