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Girl Scouts across America use mobile payments from PayAnywhere to boost cookie sales

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Girl Scout councils in California, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois and Arizona, gearing up to sell cookies for charity have selected the PayAnywhere app and credit card reader as the mobile credit card processing solution of choice.

In October, PayAnywhere announced the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, serving girls in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, would be using the PayAnywhere reader for their upcoming cookie sales. Since that time, five additional councils have selected PayAnywhere as their mobile payments processer, including the San Diego Council, Colorado Council, Heartland Council in Kansas, Cactus Pine Council in Arizona and the Northern Illinois Council.

By adding mobile credit card processing to their super sales arsenal, which already includes endless smiles and delicious cookies, the Girl Scouts will be able to boost sales and capture transactions from those with the “I don’t have cash on me” excuse.

“Collectively these councils represented more than $50 million in cookie sales in 2012,” said Gene Schenberg, vice president of sales at PayAnywhere. “By putting the easy-to-use PayAnywhere app and reader in the capable hands of Girl Scouts in these councils we hope to help improve their sales volumes by as much as 50 percent. The boost these councils will see in their cookie sales will be immediate and PayAnywhere is poised to scale the same success to the more than 100 Girl Scout councils across the U.S. in the future.”

The PayAnywhere mobile credit card reader is a small accessory that plugs into the audio jack of smartphones and tablets, transforming them into mobile payment terminals that can swipe credit cards to securely process payments. Used together with the free PayAnywhere mobile app, the reader instantly transforms an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, most Android smartphones or tablets, or BlackBerry smartphones into a powerful mobile point of sale terminal.

Created by a company that has provided credit card processing and merchant services for more than 20 years, PayAnywhere is used today by merchants ranging from billion dollar enterprises to the weekend neighborhood garage sale. PayAnywhere offers the lowest transaction fees in the industry – 2.69 percent per swiped transaction – and its pay-as-you-go pricing plan requires no setup or cancellation fees, no monthly fees and no minimum processing amount.

PayAnywhere offers the most comprehensive set of features for organizations like the Girl Scouts, including the industry’s most robust reporting and live customer support.

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