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Table of Contents

Lead Story

Getting a jump on the holiday season

News

Industry Update

PCI SSC releases new encryption requirements

Data security an ongoing concern

Google Wallet rollout generates questions

PayPal staking claim in mobile payments sphere

Trade Association News

Features

Seven steps to merchant success in recurring payments

Research Rundown

Meet The Expert: Andrew Altschuler

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Nexon expands game card concept with Karma

Western Union enhances options at the POS

Views

Kick complacency out the door

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
The ABCs of SAQs

Bill Pirtle
MPCT Publishing Co.

Reinvigorating the merchant club

Steve Norell
US Merchant Services Inc.

Trust in transparency

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Inspiration for women in payments

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing

U.S. EMV implementation

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Company Profile

First Annapolis Consulting Inc.

New Products

Look, Mom and Pop, no paperwork

CB App Express
Merchant Warehouse

An automation tool for walk-in payments

PayItFast
US Dataworks Inc.

Inspiration

Claim the podium

Miscellaneous

2011 Calendar of events

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

Skyscraper Ad

The Green Sheet Online Edition

October 10, 2011  •  Issue 11:10:01

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New Products

An automation tool for walk-in payments

Product: PayItFast

Approximately 88 million U.S. consumers are either unbanked or underbanked, according to KPMG LLP. In addition, unbanked and underbanked consumers regularly use alternative check cashing and payday loan services and represent total combined annual earnings of $1.3 trillion.

Reaching this growing segment of the population was the motivation behind development of PayItFast, a new cloud-based application for walk-in (in-store) payments, available through US Dataworks Inc.

PayItFast was designed for utility companies, government agencies, insurance companies, check cashing services and other entities with multiple payment locations. Users plug the combination check scanner and card swipe terminal into an Internet connection to begin processing payments.

PayItFast operates independently of a personal computer and centralizes payments into US Dataworks' Clearingworks payment platform, the company reported.

"By turning the concept of traditional walk-in payment processing on its head, US Dataworks has delivered an affordable solution to a high-cost transaction," said US Dataworks President and Chief Operating Officer Mario Villarreal.

"The combination of our Clearingworks cloud-based delivery model and the ability to process any payment type provided by PayItFast will significantly reduce the upfront and ongoing costs while accelerating funds availability."

According to US Dataworks, the app extends Clearingworks' four pillars of payment processing, which are ClearPayments multichannel payment processing, ClearDeposits payment deposit and clearing solution, ClearReturns automated returns matching and posting service, and ClearInsights integrated payment data and analytics.

In the past, most businesses were forced to rely on fragmented manual processes that delayed funds availability and inconvenienced customers, stated Leilani Doyle, US Dataworks Director of Product Management. "What's more, businesses struggle with limited counter space and staff training time, which is why PayItFast's compact design and streamlined operations is the perfect solution," she added.

PayItFast accepts all major payment types, including checks, credit cards and cash. "There's check scanning, front and back of the check at the same time," Doyle said. "You can swipe a credit card and use that for bill payment." It will also take cash, account for cash and open a cash drawer if the merchant is enabled with a cash drawer, she added.

Doyle said PayItFast reduces processing costs, which are typically much higher for walk-in payments, and based on research, the market appears to be growing. The service is offered on a monthly subscription fee basis, and residual income opportunities exist for agents who partner with US Dataworks, the company stated.

US Dataworks Inc.
281-504-8092
www.usdataworks.com

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