PayAnywhere Helps Merchants Save, AAFES Gives Back

By Brooke Tajer on

With the dual mission of providing both high quality merchandise at low prices and generating profits to give back to our men and women in uniform, The Army & Air Force Exchange Service operates more than 3,100 facilities worldwide, in more than 30 countries, five U.S. territories and 50 states. Also known as the AAFES, The Army & Air Force Exchange recently announced it will carry PayAnywhere’s mobile credit card reader, an accessory that plugs into customer’s smartphones and tablets to turn them into mobile point of sale units able to process credit and debit card payments.

From military wives running home businesses while their husbands are deployed, to retired military vets doing contractor work or handyman repairs on the side, PayAnywhere provides the ultimate “pay-as-you-go” mobile payments system. Customers benefit from the lowest transaction fees in the industry – 2.69 percent per swiped transaction – along with a dedicated customer support team available by phone, email, or live chat.

With the most comprehensive set of features for merchants of all types and sizes, the mobile credit card reader is a simple way for members of the US military and their families to take their home businesses or consulting services to the next level. Accepting credit cards for payment is proven to increase sales volume by 20 to 50 percent (according to data from current PayAnywhere merchant customers). Other industry organizations place the average percentage increase in sales significantly higher than 50 percent once a merchant adds credit cards as a payment option.

For just $9.99, AAFES customers can purchase their PayAnywhere reader from the nearest AAFES location and as a special offer will receive a $10 rebate after the first transaction has been made, ultimately covering the initial cost of the reader. In addition to the rebate, PayAnywhere is offering $1,000 in free processing within the first 30-days for customers who purchase readers through AAFES. PayAnywhere’s pay-as-you-go pricing plan means merchants will never deal with setup, cancellation or monthly fees. Once customers have purchased their PayAnywhere reader, they simply head to the app store of their choice and download the free app. After following the in-app instructions, customers are locked and loaded, ready to accept credit and debit cards.

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