PayAnywhere Heads Back to School

By Brooke Tajer on

With children across America heading back to school this fall - some for the last time and some for the first - we can guarantee that the frenzy of fundraising events, club dues and sporting event ticket sales is right around the corner.

For parents and school officials the upcoming surge of events and ticket sales can be a headache. Handling payment transactions can be not only a lengthy but expensive process. From the rental of a credit card terminal potentially costing hundreds of dollars for a few hours, to the unpredictability of a check bouncing, a well-planned school function can quickly hit speed bumps.

PayAnywhere to the rescue! With our mobile point of sale solution, processing transactions has never been easier. Simply download the free app, receive your card reader, sign up for your merchant account and swipe away!

Don't believe anything school-related can be that easy? Think again!

From bake sales to football ticket sales and more, here are just some of the ways PayAnywhere can help your school, club, class or team now that school is back in session:

You'll never need to wait for a check to clear again! When you process credit cards with PayAnywhere, funds are typically deposited directly into your bank account within 48 hours. That means your team will have access to funds for your new uniforms once you've finished that car wash!

No clunky credit card terminal! All you need to start swiping cards for payment is the easy-to-use app combined with the sleek card reader that plugs right into the audio jack of your mobile device. PayAnywhere is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones and tablets and Blackberry smartphones, so no matter what platform you prefer, PayAnywhere has you covered. No more being responsible for a pricey terminal or keeping track of the parent or team that may be using it at any given time. Because PayAnywhere is free, everyone associated with your team or school can get their own reader, eliminating the need to fight over use of the clunky terminal. This means more fundraisers can go on at one time.

We've got the lowest transaction fees in the industry! Every cent counts when you are raising money to achieve your school or team goals and PayAnywhere ensures that you are putting the most in your school's bank account with the lowest transaction fees in the industry (2.69% per swiped transaction or 3.49% + $0.19 per keyed transaction).

Get the help you need, when you need it! We have 24/7 customer service support and online help guides, meaning even if you are having issues after hours , you can just call or email us and we will help walk you through any problems you may have. We'll never leave you stranded in the middle of an important fundraising push.

Get branded! PayAnywhere allows you to fully customize all details of the transaction experience, from inventory with product photos (helpful for auctions and bake sales!) to receipts with logo and contact information, ensuring that your school's branding elements remain intact. At your next school auction, be sure there is a photo of the mascot right on the receipt along with a "thank you" to those you have donated.

Improve efficiency! The easy to use app and lightweight reader that fits securely in a device's audio jack is ideal for kids canvassing the neighborhood with door-to-door magazine or candy sales. The quick and painless transaction process maximizes the fundraising outreach. Be sure your kid is equipped to dominate the next door-to-door fundraising project!

With PayAnywhere on your side, school fundraising has never been easier.

Visit to get set up with an account and get started today!