PayAnywhere will provide mobile credit card processing to Camp Masters, the popcorn brand sold by the Boy Scouts of America for fundraising.
Scout groups are common poster children for mobile payments. The Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America last year used VeriFone's Sail mobile card reader for its popcorn sale. Various Girl Scout troops have used readers from Intuit, Mophie and Sage North America for their cookie sales.
My son sold more than $10,000 of [Camp Masters] when he was a Scout and I know he could have raised more money for his troop if he were able to accept credit cards, said PayAnywhere vice president of sales Gene Schenberg in a release.
PayAnywhere supplies credit card readers that plug into the audio jack of smartphones and tablets, enabling the devices to accept card payments. The readers are usable with iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices, as well as most Android and Blackberry models. PayAnywhere offers next-day funding with a fee of 2.69% per swiped card transaction.
PayAnywhere, which typically targets small merchants and contractors, recently entered into agreements with a number of larger retailers to use its mobile card readers.