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I have received an invoice from ETH regarding semester fee and they said for domestic payments I should use the orange slip they sent me via email. I have made payments using orange payment slips before but they were all printed and sent to me through mail and this one was emailed. Can I just print it and take it to post office? It won`t have the part to rip off but I guess they can just cut that part.

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Pay using e-banking
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Hi everyone,

I have received an invoice from ETH regarding semester fee and they said for domestic payments I should use the orange slip they sent me via email. I have made payments using orange payment slips before but they were all printed and sent to me through mail and this one was emailed. Can I just print it and take it to post office? It won`t have the part to rip off but I guess they can just cut that part.

Thanks!
Struggling to pay an emailed bill? This sounds like a millennial snowflake life challenge of epic proportions.

Your options are:

1) Use e-banking and make a manual payment.
2) Print and take it to a post office for them to process it.
3) Curl up into a ball and cry at the thought of never getting into university and your life being ruined if you can't figure it out how to pay.



PS: It's mostly tounge-in-cheek.

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Old 26.06.2018, 15:25
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Re: Payment of emailed orange slip

Yes, you can print and take to the post office.

The last slip I did this with, the postal worker made me take a blank orange slip and copy everything over from the scanned/printed version to the blank one. Something to do with how well it scans (or not) into the system. I think paying via e-banking would be faster in that case.

Geez people, not everyone has lived here before and knows what to do with payment slips and the like. Lurkers can read all the time about how strict the Swiss are with specific things, so it doesn't harm anyone to ask.
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Re: Payment of emailed orange slip

https://www.englishforum.ch/tv-inter...onic-bill.html
This was in another thread.

I still do not see what the point is in sending an unusable paying in form by email.

Laziness on behalf of the people sending it to and trying to save postage and processing charges perhaps.

Lack of empathy from Die Poste for not accepting a non standard pink or orange paying in slip. You can still re-write it out manually on a blank slip. THIS IS A PAIN!

They still want you to use the old Postal paying in system and associated cumbersome structure without the manual element.

Some people do not have enough money sometimes in their bank to pay small bills and get money via credit cards or friends to avoid betreibungs. They just want to pay cash.

You cannot inflict a system that just happens to work for your own personal circumstances on the rest of society.
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I still do not see what the point is in sending an unusable paying in form by email.
It is NOT unusable.

It is only unusable at the Post Office.

Works fine for e-banking (scanner, phone, etc.)

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Old 26.06.2018, 16:24
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This was in another thread.

I still do not see what the point is in sending an unusable paying in form by email.

Laziness on behalf of the people sending it to and trying to save postage and processing charges perhaps.

Lack of empathy from Die Poste for not accepting a non standard pink or orange paying in slip. You can still re-write it out manually on a blank slip. THIS IS A PAIN!

They still want you to use the old Postal paying in system and associated cumbersome structure without the manual element.

Some people do not have enough money sometimes in their bank to pay small bills and get money via credit cards or friends to avoid betreibungs. They just want to pay cash.

You cannot inflict a system that just happens to work for your own personal circumstances on the rest of society.
Email is much more environmentally friendly and 99% of people have no issue using an online slip to pay their bills using e-banking. Just because 1% of clients have trouble adapting to the 21st century doesn't mean companies should continue to follow environmentally unfriendly practises.
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Oh you don`t need to worry about me going to university. I am a PhD student, lived in 3 different counties who actually only use e-banking and have quiet a bit more problems than regular millennial stuff I am paying my brother`s tuition and university seems to specifically say "please pay with the orange slip and not with e-banking", because sure, everyday we should get 30 mins off from our work and important stuff to go to post office instead of using the internet like the rest of the world. I am asking because I didn`t want to go to post office twice.

All I needed to know was this: "2) Print and take it to a post office for them to process it." .

I guess thank you for that!
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Thanks a lot! That`s what I was hoping for.
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It is NOT unusable.

It is only unusable at the Post Office.

Works fine for e-banking (scanner, phone, etc.)

Tom
Exactly my arguement.
Why use a Post Office paying in slip as the template
Just send the numbers.
All the Post office need is a decent scanner - then they could scan my mobile and allow me to pay cash.
Cash has not been outlawed yet as been environmently unfriendly. Just sometimes need a way to pay it in at the Post Office.
This is the crux of the problem.
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Oh you don`t need to worry about me going to university. I am a PhD student, lived in 3 different counties who actually only use e-banking and have quiet a bit more problems than regular millennial stuff I am paying my brother`s tuition and university seems to specifically say "please pay with the orange slip and not with e-banking", because sure, everyday we should get 30 mins off from our work and important stuff to go to post office instead of using the internet like the rest of the world. I am asking because I didn`t want to go to post office twice.

All I needed to know was this: "2) Print and take it to a post office for them to process it." .

I guess thank you for that!
Paying an orange slip via e-banking is essentially the same as paying it at the post office. You just scan the orange slip with your phone and it enters all the details for you.

The university probably doesn't want you doing a manual bank transfer, which is a different process.
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Paying an orange slip via e-banking is essentially the same as paying it at the post office. You just scan the orange slip with your phone and it enters all the details for you.

The university probably doesn't want you doing a manual bank transfer, which is a different process.
I see. I`ll try it then.Thanks!
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Oh you don`t need to worry about me going to university. I am a PhD student, lived in 3 different counties who actually only use e-banking and have quiet a bit more problems than regular millennial stuff I am paying my brother`s tuition and university seems to specifically say "please pay with the orange slip and not with e-banking", because sure, everyday we should get 30 mins off from our work and important stuff to go to post office instead of using the internet like the rest of the world. I am asking because I didn`t want to go to post office twice.

All I needed to know was this: "2) Print and take it to a post office for them to process it." .

I guess thank you for that!
But you have to take cash. They do not accept credit cards.
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But you have to take cash. They do not accept credit cards.
Yes, that`s no problem. Thanks!
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Re: Payment of emailed orange slip

I do not know if it was already mentioned. But simply enter, or even better copy-paste, all the details of the orange payment slip into e-banking. With some e-banking apps you can also take a picture of the slip. Just do not know how well that works when the picture is from a computer screen.
No need for printing or walking to the post office.

From the receiver side the biggest difference between paying at the post or through e-banking (as an orange payment slip, not IBAN): Post charges CHF 2 per payment.
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Paying an orange slip via e-banking is essentially the same as paying it at the post office. You just scan the orange slip with your phone and it enters all the details for you.

The university probably doesn't want you doing a manual bank transfer, which is a different process.
Ah, you were right! I just did it with UBS app. Thanks a lot! You saved me from going to post office at all

Thanks everyone!
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Ah, you were right! I just did it with UBS app. Thanks a lot! You saved me from going to post office at all

Thanks everyone!
No worries, we were all new once. my first couple of years were an administrative nightmare until I got myself sorted.
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