Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 28, 2010
Using Pay4SchoolStuffOnline.com to facilitate ordering and payments, mulch sales skyrocketed this year at Walt Whitman High School’s annual mulch sale, sponsored by the All Sports Booster Club. Sales increased to 10,000 bags, representing a 25% increase over last years’ record-setting volume. The mulch sale, an annual rite of spring for the Whitman community, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the All Sports Booster Club.
The All Sports Booster Club is a volunteer organization established to promote school spirit, foster support for sports teams and clubs, and to enlist students, parents, staff and community involvement in programs for the improvement of WWHS athletics. Contributions to the All-Sports Boosters supplement the limited county funds and resources available for athletic activities in these times of fiscal and budgetary constraints.
Chip Gerfen, the Whitman’s All Sports Booster Club bBoard member who heads-up the mulch sale effort, said “Use of Pay4SchoolStuffOnline was a tremendous time-savings for us and the parents. Online orders accounted for 33% of the total, and processing of the online orders took a fraction of the time to handle relative to mail-in orders. Use of Pay4SchoolStuffOnline.com eliminated order tracking and accounting errors, and allowed parents to place orders right up to the deadline – adding several days to the period that orders could be received”. “The up-to-the minute online reporting allowed us to follow-up and directly track the response to email notices, and greatly aided in timing of email solicitations. Direct deposit of the funds eliminated accounting errors, lost checks and lost revenue. It’s a no-brainer”, Chip said.
In addition to the All Sports Booster Club, the PTSA, Post Prom, and several other fundraising organizations at Walt Whitman are using Pay4SchoolStuffOnline.
Pay4SchoolStuffOnline.com is revolutionizing how parents pay for school necessities by allowing schools and their affiliated organizations, such as PTAs and Booster clubs, to put all their payment requests online for everything from AP tests, to field trips to the Zoo. This site offers full transaction reporting for both parents and school administrators, providing up-to-the minute status of orders and payment obligations and the ability to view and print itemized reports. Pay4SchoolStuffOnline.com also provides a convenient way for PTSAs and affiliated organizations to build and maintain their membership databases.
"Pay4SchoolStuffOnline.com is rapidly changing the way parents across the country pay for their children’s school-related fees, dues and other extra-curricular costs." Payment Partners, Inc. President Jay Bass said. “Schools and their affiliated organizations spend a tremendous amount of time and effort dealing with payment processing. Parents are equally frustrated with the inefficiencies of writing check after check and tracking payments. Pay4SchoolStuffOnline is a way of freeing school staff to teach, letting children learn instead of being fee messengers, and offering parents the convenience and efficiency of an organized, secure, online payment solution.”
About Payment Partners, Inc.
Payment Partners Inc. was founded in order to provide innovative and creative online Payment PartnershipsTM for a variety of community organizations. The company develops web-based portals which provide easy online payment at no cost, and shares a portion of the processing fee with the school or organization. In addition to schools, other clubs, charities and organization are using Pay4SchooStuffOnline to help streamline their payment processing. Payment Partners Inc. was formed by parents of suburban public school children with decades of software development, school administration, and check writing experience. Having to deal with the inefficiencies of paying for school expenses by check made them realize it was time to leverage technology and facilitate this exciting change.
Additional information about Payment Partners, Inc. is available at: https://www.pay4schoolstuffonline.com/about
Payment Partners, Inc.
1069 W. Broad Street, PMB 756
Falls Church, VA 22046
T: 877-397-2937 (877-EZPAYER)
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