What is WebCollect?
WebCollect is an online membership and events management program for clubs, societies and associations. At Seafarers we use WebCollect for:
- Storage of membership data
- Membership renewals
- Event registration and booking
- Merchandise ordering
- Group emailing to members
WebCollect and our website share some common features. The pages published by WebCollect are webpages. They can contain images, links and downloads although there are less formatting options available than with the website. Both provide pages which can only be accessed by members ie after Logging or Signing in.
The two systems are completely independent. Logging in to one does not give you "member" access to the other. It is important that you maintain the accuracy of your details held by WebCollect such as email address, telephone number and dinghy type. These details are not automatically shared with the website. It is not vital, but you can manually enter this information into the website via My profile and My boats.
WebCollect can issue invoices or requests for payment. It can issue emails acknowledging that payment has been made. However, you cannot use WebCollect to make a payment.
When you book a place at an event or order merchandise, you will be asked how you intend to pay. The options are cash, cheque or bank transfer. The preferred method of payment is by bank transfer.
WebCollect will email you confirmation of your order and request that you pay by your chosen method. Cash or cheque payments go to the Treasurer who may have to give up a lunchtime to bank them. To pay by bank transfer, you arrange payment from your bank account to the Club's bank account. This is usually done online. The Treasurer will know when your payment appears in the Club's account.
Once the Treasurer knows that you have paid, he/she authorises WebCollect to email you a receipt/tickets.
Links to Four Home Pages!
A fact that is unknown to many regular WebCollect users is that there are five links to four different Home pages in the header at the top of every WebCollect page:
- Club logo and title Seafarers Sailing Club both link to the Seafarers WebCollect Home page (below).
- www.seafarers-sailing-club.org.uk links to the Seafarers website Home page.
- Powered by WebCollect links to the WebCollect (company) website Home page.
- My home, which is only visible when you are signed in, links to your personal WebCollect Home page.
Last updated 12:58 on 30 July 2021