When it comes to debating what works best in government and for government, it can be difficult for the masses to find much to agree on… except for when the discussion turns to mobile payments.
Although the highest demand for mobile payments and credit card processing is still observed in retail, don’t overlook the many local, county, and state government agencies that have begun exploring and turning to mobile payments solutions for a variety of purposes.
The latest example can be found in Whatcom County, Washington.
Thanks to a new partnership between Point & Pay, a subsidiary of North American Bancard, and the Whatcom County Treasurer’s Office, County taxpayers now have access to improved electronic tax and fee payment systems.
According to an announcement from the Treasurer’s office, customers are also now able to use credit cards, debit cards, and electronic checks to pay various taxes and fees and purchase Lummi Island ferry tickets, with additional services to come.
“Our new systems from Point & Pay help my office effectively manage our funds and provide exemplary service to our customers, who can now access their information and pay anytime, anywhere – either in our office, or on any device,” says County Treasurer Steve Oliver.
“We are particularly proud of the new ferry ticket payment options,” Oliver adds, “allowing customers to buy tickets both online and onboard. Ferry riders specifically asked for this, and Whatcom County listened. The County will be rolling out additional payment services in other County departments soon including courts, health, parks, and planning and development services. We chose Point & Pay because they brought us real-life solutions that work for regular people. That’s a good partner.”
Founded in 1999, Point & Pay has grown to provide more than 2,500 payment solutions to more than 1,000 clients – including local government agencies – nationwide.