TROY — PayAnywhere, the Troy-based provider of mobile point of sale products and services, and Wrentham, Mass.-based PTO Today, a resource provider for school parent groups, Monday announced a partnership to bring PayAnywhere’s comprehensive mobile payment system 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 or individuals will be sent a free card reader by mail.