The impetus for the coupling is the need for a comprehensive mobile payment solution among 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,” the organization says. “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.”
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.
The popular mobile payment solution enables the secure processing of payment directly through a smartphone or tablet-ready credit card reader.
“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,” a press release touting the announcement reads.
“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.”