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PayAnywhere Hits Shelves in Retailers Across America

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TROY — PayAnywhere, the professional grade mobile point of sale technology division of North American Bancard, Monday launched its nationwide retail channel with some of the nation’s largest and most well-known retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., OfficeMax Inc., Sam’s Club and The Home Depot.

Prominent specialty retailers, such as Pep Boys in automotive and Hastings Entertainment in the multimedia entertainment space, and regional retailers such as Fred Meyer and Meijer Inc. are also offering the award-winning PayAnywhere mobile credit card readers in stores as part of the company’s newly launched channel program.

With this nationwide retail rollout, business owners and professional contractors can now find PayAnywhere mobile credit card readers on shelves and pegs at stores where they already shop for their business needs. Select retailers, such as The Home Depot, are featuring the PayAnywhere readers at contractor’s desks in stores, to best serve professional trade customers.

“PayAnywhere is designed to support the needs of real businesses from the moment a sale begins to when the money is deposited in the bank, and everything in between,” says Marc Gardner, CEO and founder of PayAnywhere. “We offer our customers live customer and technical support, because PayAnywhere believes that if a business owner trusts us to process their money, they deserve a person to talk to whenever they require support. That high level of service, built on twenty years of payment experience, and combined with the comprehensive business intelligence our solution provides, sets PayAnywhere apart from the pack as the only mobile POS choice for real businesses.”

Wal-mart is selling PayAnywhere in its retail stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com. By retailing PayAnywhere, Walmart is providing business owners an important and powerful tool shown to boost revenue by accepting credit cards on their mobile device anytime, anywhere.

OfficeMax Inc., a leader in office supplies, technology and services, is offering the PayAnywhere credit card reader for mobile devices in OfficeMax stores and online at OfficeMax.com. Selling the PayAnywhere reader delivers on the OfficeMax mission to provide workplace innovation that enables its customers to work better.

Sam’s Club chose the PayAnywhere credit card reader to showcase in retail clubs nationwide and online at SamsClub.com. Sam’s Club is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club. The retailer is making PayAnywhere available to its more than 47 million Sam’s Club members, 600,000 of which are business members.

Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer with more than 2,200 retail stores, is featuring PayAnywhere at countertop displays at contractor desks in stores. By offering PayAnywhere directly from the contractor desks The Home Depot is arming its professional trade and business owner customers with a tool to immediately improve their accounts receivable processes.

Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, is offering both the PayAnywhere mobile app and the PayAnywhere credit card reader across its online properties. Online orders of the PayAnywhere card reader will be fulfilled and shipped directly from Amazon.com, and the free PayAnywhere app is available for instant download from the Amazon Appstore.

Pep Boys is stocking PayAnywhere through 730-plus stores in 35 states. PayAnywhere can be found on Pep Boy’s shelves alongside the more than 25,000 car parts and accessories sold in its stores and online at PepBoys.com. By selling PayAnywhere in its stores and online, Pep Boys is providing independent contractors and repair shops an important and powerful payments tool that not only boosts revenue but increases customer satisfaction.

With a MSRP of $9.99, PayAnywhere gives new customers a $10 rebate once the credit card reader is activated and they start processing transactions. As a special offer for those who buy PayAnywhere from select retailers, the first $1,000 in transactions made within the first 30-days of account activation are completely free.

With PayAnywhere there are no hidden fees: no setup, monthly or cancellation fees. PayAnywhere customers enjoy a low 2.69 percent rate for swiped transactions with funds typically deposited in their bank within two business days. Designed specifically to meet the mobile point of sale needs of real businesses, the PayAnywhere solution works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry devices.

PayAnywhere also offers its customers an online merchant portal for creating extensive custom transaction reports, setting up business intelligence alerts via text message or email, viewing customer receipts, monthly statements and more. Real-time transaction reporting is available both in-app and on the merchant portal, providing access to critical business analytics that let PayAnywhere customers manage and grow their businesses more successfully.

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