We’ve been working on this for a long time so it’s fun to talk about and it’s really fun to see the announcement make the rounds.
- American Banker / Bank Tech News: Federal Payments Website Partners with PayPal, Dwolla
- Payments Source: Government Payment Agency Adds PayPal and Dwolla
- Des Moines Register: U.S. Treasury taps Dwolla for online payments
- Finextra: Federal payments portal opens up to digital wallets from PayPal and Dwolla
- PYMNTS.com: Federal Government Now Accepting PayPal an Dwolla
- The Verge: The US Treasury will now accept PayPal
- Mobile Payments Today: U.S. Treasury chooses PayPal, Dwolla for online payments
- Ubergizmo: U.S. Treasury Opens Up To PayPal And Dwolla
- Federal Computer Week: Pay.gov now takes Paypal, Dwolla
- CNET: Treasury Department accepts PayPal, furthering push to go paperless
- Nextgov: Paying the government just got a whole lot easier
- Payments Journal: Federal Payments Website Partners with PayPal, Dwolla
- eCommerceBytes: Pay Uncle Sam with PayPal and Dwolla
- Federal Times: Pay.gov now accepting PayPal, Dwolla payment options
- Slate: U.S. Treasury Wakes Up in the 21st Century
- CardNotPresent: U.S. Govt. Chooses PayPal, Dwolla as Digital Wallet Providers for Pay.gov
- NY Daily News: Paypal, Dwolla digital wallets now accepted by U.S. Department of Treasury
- The Paypers: US government accepts PayPal, Dwolla payment methods for tax collection
This is one of those cases I don’t think you hear about often. A large government entity has been working with a small company solving a pain point around payments and the government invested resources in implementing the solution.
It makes a lot of sense and they’ve been great partners to work with. Credit is owed where credit is due and there are a lot of people at Fiscal Services who deserve a gigantic thumbs up.
Beyond the announcement, what really gets me going is that some of the government’s requests about functionality drove a lot of quiet evolution in the Dwolla product.
That evolution and the features that came from it will start being made available to others in the network this year. I think many large customers will find the new functionality useful and we’ll all have the government to thank for it.
It’s kind of crazy isn’t it? Sometimes things just work out like you hope they would.