SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Casa Grande today announced that its Animal Care and Adoption Center increased animal adoptions as a result of successfully implementing an online payment solution from Phoenix-based BillingTree, Inc. BillingTree is one of the nation's leading on-demand payment processors and now, by enabling Casa Grande's adoption center to process fees on-site for the first time, no one leaves without an animal because they do not have cash or a check. Stray animals are going home faster and with less inconvenience.
After an extended tough economic period, the adoption center began looking for ways to increase utilization of its service. At the same time, the City of Casa Grande Finance Department was implementing BillingTree's OnlineBill™ Pay product to process payments for other essential municipal services – such as sewage and trash. By providing a portal allowing residents to pay bills, fines and fees online across many departments, it increased convenience for residents, offering an alternative to mailing paper checks and eliminating cross-town trips which previously were required in order to complete some payments, including pet adoption fees.
"The BillingTree solution has enabled the adoption center to place more animals in homes this year, as people find the process so much easier than it was previously," commented Julie Scherer, Accountant of the City of Casa Grande. "We're delighted with the success the Animal Care and Adoption Center has seen over the past year, and hope to see our adoption rates increase over this holiday period thanks to the convenience OnlineBill supplies the center's customers."
"I am pleased our payment solutions offer greater convenience and improve customer service for the residents of Casa Grande," commented Scott McCollum, President of BillingTree. "OnlineBill provides a quick, safe and secure way to settle debt while offering additional benefits such as the ability to email receipts to customers, while empowering administrators to immediately validate whether an authorization code has been issued or a payment has been rejected, so alternative payment means can be arranged."
BillingTree supplies the leading fully integrated, multi-channel electronic payment platform to a growing list of Industries, including Utilities such as power, cable, municipal, and phone as well as Healthcare and Subscription-billed services. Benefits of electronic payment solutions include an accelerated availability of consumer funds, reduced costs associated with manual-payment processing, improved cash management, and integrated processing by managing all payments, returns, and corrections through a single portal.
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