TROY — PayAnywhere, the mobile point of sale technology provider, today announced that the Pep Boys auto parts chain will sell the PayAnywhere credit card reader for mobile devices in its retail stores nationwide as well as online at www.pepboys.com.
With the PayAnywhere reader, Pep Boys customers can securely process credit and debit transactions right from their mobile device, anytime, anywhere. By selling the PayAnywhere mobile credit card reader in its stores and online, Pep Boys is providing independent contractors and repair shops with an important and powerful payments tool shown to boost revenue and increase customer satisfaction.
Besides serving do-it-yourselfers, Pep Boys also serves the auto parts needs of independent auto repair contractors and repair shops. The company sells brand-name and private-label auto parts, and provides select services through 730-plus stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The PayAnywhere mobile credit card reader joins the more than 25,000 car parts and accessories sold in Pep Boys stores and online. Pep Boys also offers credit and parts delivery to commercial customers, such as repair shops, fleet operators, schools, and municipalities.
“In the auto repair business, having the right tools for the job is absolutely essential,” said Caesar Girod, senior category manager, Pep Boys. “PayAnywhere gives Pep Boys’ customers who are doing auto work the right tool to make accepting credit and debit card payments safe and simple. We know independent auto repair shops and contractors have enough to worry about without sweating over how they are going to get paid by their customer once the repair work is done. PayAnywhere solves that problem, and we are proud to offer this new professional-grade tool in all of our stores.”
PayAnywhere works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry devices. Beginning this month, anyone can purchase the PayAnywhere reader at their local Pep Boys store or online at www.pepboys.com. Once the credit card reader is activated and starts processing transactions, PayAnywhere includes a $10.00 rebate as reimbursement for the retail price of $9.99 for the unit. As a special offer for those who buy PayAnywhere at Pep Boys stores or at www.pepboys.com, PayAnywhere is offering $1,000 in free processing within the first 30 days of account activation.
Once the PayAnywhere reader is purchased, users simply download the free app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or BlackBerry App World and follow the step-by-step in-app instructions to sign up for their merchant account. Approval takes only a few hours, allowing the user to begin accepting credit card payments the very same day they purchase the reader.
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.
In addition to the mobile app and card reader, PayAnywhere 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.
Pep Boys joins a long list of national retailers offering PayAnywhere. Pep Boys customers can find PayAnywhere readers in countertop displays near the checkout in stores, or online at www.pepboys.com.