After positive messages from an intermediary company, today we received a message that our application for credit card processing was indeed declined. Apparently, pre-selling a co-op membership – our chosen form of a start-up fundraiser – was rejected by their legal department, even though the disclaimers had initially been found sufficient. Please accept my apology, you can sign up through eTransfer and cheques now.
UPDATE: The application was declined because as a start-up we were selling multi-year memberships. Eat Local will require that, during the first year, memberships are purchased through eTransfer or cheque. Regular purchases can use credit card. After that time, we would have adequate rating.
UPDATE 2: We seem to be accepted now for purchasing goods. No formal announcement before a test has not been processed!