In 2013, Girl Scouts of Colorado will be working with PayAnywhere to allow troops and Individual Girl Scouts to accept credit card payments for cookies using a smartphone or tablet, a free app and a device that conveniently plugs into the smartphone's audio jack. Check the Compatibility List to see if your device will work with the PayAnywhere reader.
Girls may accept credit card payment throughout the entire cookie sale, including both door-to-door sales and booth sales.
Troops are responsible for the fees incurred by their mobile service provider and by PayAnywhere.
PayAnywhere is the only mobile credit card processing vendor approved by Girl Scouts of Colorado. Troops and Individual Girl Scouts must use PayAnywhere to process credit card transactions for cookies. Use of any other vendor or not signing up through Girl Scouts of Colorado may result in a personal liability to pay income taxes on the cookie transactions processed.
All troops and Individual Girl Scouts interested in accepting credit card payment for cookies must complete a separate credit card training, then sign up to accept credit cards through the link provided in training. Sign up through the link provided in training by December 7 to accept credit cards during the entire cookie sale. Sign up through the link provided in training by January 27 to accept credit cards during the booth sale period only. Find the training date below that works best for you, then sign up for that training here. You must sign up for credit card training no later than 24 hours prior to the training to ensure you receive the login information.
November 27 - 11:30 am webinar
November 27 - 6:30 pm webinar
December 5 - 6:30 pm webinar
January 15 - 6:30 pm webinar
January 16 - 11:30 am webinar
January 21 - 6:30 pm webinar
November 28 - 11:30 am webinar
December 4 - 6:30 pm webinar
January 22 - 6:30 pm webinar
January 23 - 11:30 am webinar
To be eligible to accept credit cards throughout the entire sale, you must sign up by December 7. To accept credit cards during the booth sale portion only, you must sign up by January 27. No exceptions will be made to these deadlines.
All troops that meet the following criteria are eligible to sign up to accept credit cards during the 2013 cookie sale:
•Registered for the current membership year
•Turned in the troop finance report for the previous membership year
•Complete the training and enrollment form prior to the deadline.
•Enter troop banking information in eBudde by December 7
Troops are responsible for the fees assessed by PayAnywhere, as well as any charges from your mobile provider to utilize data connectivity and/or wifi. Fees from PayAnywhere for swiped transactions are a flat 2.69%. Fees for keyed in transactions are higher. Details on keyed transactions are provided in training.
PayAnywhere is providing the credit card readers (device that plugs into your smartphone) free of charge.
We do recommend you contact your bank to verify that they won't be charging any fees to your account for accepting credit cards.