PTO Today and PayAnywhere Partner for Schools
PayAnywhere partnership equips PTO and PTA members with mobile point of sale
TROY, Mich. & WRENTHAM, Mass. -- March 18, 2013
PayAnywhere(www.payanywhere.com), a leader in mobile point of sale solutions,
and PTO Today (www.ptotoday.com), the #1 resource for school parent groups,
announced today a partnership to bring PayAnywhere’s comprehensive mobile
payment solution to the more than 83,000 K-8 PTO and PTA leaders of America.
Founded in 1999, PTO Today serves school parent groups across the United
States as a valuable resource and a trusted voice for both local PTOs and
PTAs. A media company and a service provider, PTO Today is the only company
dedicated exclusively to providing a full suite of products, programs, and
services to the entire K-8 school parent group market. Partnerships with
companies like PayAnywhere are an important part of PTO Today’s commitment to
helping parent group leaders serve their schools more effectively and run
their groups more efficiently.
With PayAnywhere, PTO Today members will be able to accept credit and debit
card payments for a variety of K-8 sponsored events including fundraisers,
auctions, group dues or any other event, right from their smartphones and
tablets. In today’s increasingly cashless society, this partnership will make
it even easier for volunteers and parents to collect funds at any school
related event, and in turn, increase the group’s revenue.
“People are carrying less cash these days, but that doesn’t mean parent groups
have to miss out on making a sale, receiving a donation, or collecting dues on
time,” said Gene Schenberg, vice president of sales at PayAnywhere.
“PayAnywhere makes it simple to pay with a credit card; just swipe, sign with
your finger, and go. It’s easy and safe, but also brings additional benefits
like electronic receipts for easy record keeping, and funds automatically
deposited into parent group’s accounts, saving time and hassle.”
With PayAnywhere there are no hidden fees, no setup, monthly or cancellation
fees. PTOs and PTAs using PayAnywhere enjoy a low 2.69 percent fee for swiped
transactions and the fastest payouts in the industry, with transaction funds
typically deposited in merchant accounts the next day.
“For busy parents, time is always at a premium and convenience is key, which
is why we’re so excited to partner with PayAnywhere to bring really, really
simple payment solutions to local school PTOs and PTAs,” says PTO Today
founder, Tim Sullivan. “Whether it’s collecting dues payments, taking in field
trip fees or selling the next roll of gift wrap, the convenience of taking
credit or debit cards makes the whole process so much easier for all – quicker
orders, less paperwork and no cash to handle. It’s a huge win.”
PTO Today members and those helping with K-8 school sponsored events can
simply visit www.payanywhere.com to sign up for PayAnywhere. After signing up
members/individuals will be sent a free card reader by mail.
About PTO Today
PTO Today is the only company dedicated exclusively to providing a full suite
of products, programs, and services to the entire K-8 school parent group
market. Regardless of the acronym (PTO or PTA, etc.), PTO Today is committed
to helping parent group leaders serve their schools more effectively and run
their groups more efficiently.
Created by a multi-billion dollar credit card processing company with more
than two decades of merchant payment processing experience, PayAnywhere is
powering a payments revolution with its enterprise-grade, “pay-as-you-go”
mobile payments system. PayAnywhere’s mobile point of sale (POS) technology
combines the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise-grade features with 24/7
customer support. For more information visit www.payanywhere.com.
PayAnywhere is a registered trademark of PayAnywhere. iPad® and iPhone® are
registered trademarks of Apple® Inc, registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. BlackBerry® is a property of
Research in Motion Limited.
Mobility Public Relations
Melissa Burns, +1-208-946-4849
Press Kit: http://payanywhere.mobilitypr.com
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