BidPal Introduces Payment Processing for Fundraising Events

BidPal Network, maker of handheld bidding devices that enable wireless auction bidding at charitable events, has introduced a new service, it announced yesterday: fully integrated, secure payment processing that automates the "checkout" process at fundraising events.

Called myBidPal Payments, the new service includes a choice of four different solutions that can be used a la carte or all together:

• The SmartPay Cashier Terminal allows organizations to register guests for Express Checkout and, by pre-swiping them, automatically charge credit cards after the event.

Mobile Wallet Express Checkout allows guests to check out using their BidPal handheld device; at the end of the auction, guests simply enter their credit card information into the device, at which point an electronic receipt is delivered instantly to their preferred email address.

• The Item Pickup Assistant gives event staff instant payment confirmation on their BidPal device by allowing access to guests' payment status and items won. Guests with a balance due may pay via the SmartPay Cashier Terminal or Mobile Wallet Express Checkout.

• The SmartPay Virtual Terminal lets event organizers view payment status, credits and refunds; enter additional sales; manage declined transactions; and re-submit payments via a secure SSL-enabled website. The terminal also includes reporting and analytics features.

"We are pleased to provide a unique, uniform checkout process for our nonprofit clients," said BidPal Network Chairman and CEO Scott Webber. "We listened to their needs and have responded with a payment solution they can hold in the palm of their hand."

For more information about BidPal and myBidPal Payments, visit