Everybody likes payday. And GoDaddy is making getting paid faster and easier for small businesses with the release of our new Get Paid product. It’s really cool, and you can read all about it in TechCrunch. As reporter Ingrid Lunden writes:
“Get Paid will let users, most of whom had not been taking payments electronically before, accept credit cards, debit cards, eChecks (ACH) and PayPal transfers, and it will be available first to GoDaddy’s 9 million users in the U.S.”
Paper invoices? So passé. “The check’s in the mail.” Not anymore. Get Paid enables users to send invoices in minutes, take bank payments online, and scan credit cards on their mobile phones. Even better, their clients don’t need special accounts or logins to pay. Stephen Aldrich, our SVP of applications, explains that Get Paid fills a payment void for small business owners:
“They were using a hodgepodge of different methods to collect payments. Less than half of our users accept credit cards, some would invoice, some would take sales over the phones. Small businesses were losing track of who paid what and who owed money, rather than just getting paid then and there. When you are talking about businesses that may only be pulling in $40,000 per year, every dollar makes a difference.”
GoDaddy partnered with PayPal®, Dwolla® and Stripe®, leveraging the popularity and unique strengths of each payment company to best meet the varied needs of small biz customers. That’s what I call collaboration that makes cents.