Accepting on-line membership applications
Hi folks. I know that some of you take membership applications on-line, and I'd like to know more about the scenarios in which people use the option. I ask because our POS is mediocre in most things having to do with equity, and it's clear to me that what we would need to do is take all the information from a web form and go to a cash register to create the membership & equity. So, "sneaker net," and what a kludge that would be! Also, in contrast to people joining at the register, the new member would have no temporary way to connect with their membership (although if they gave us an email, I guess we could send them a member number and JPG of an appropriate bar code).
I know people are starting to run more & more of their lives through their mobile device(s). I don't want to be too hung up on the Co-op as "a place," not just an organization (although I remember the reaction of many members to the idea of on-line shopping, where they don't touch the produce or see the meat).
CA law does permit "electronic signatures" -- how do you gain the legally-mandated assent from on-line joiners?
If you take on-line memberships, if you can mention your POS, and sketch how you enter them into it, that could be very helpful. Thanks!