For many people in the US, fall is marked by seasonal activities like visiting the local pumpkin patch, getting lost in a corn maze or picking fresh apples at nearby orchards. These seasonal activities are part of agricultural tourism, and it's a booming industry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, agricultural tourism, or agritourism, has grown to a nearly $1 billion industry. Pumpkin growers comprise a large portion of that industry; among the 70% of Americans celebrating Halloween this year, 44% plan to carve at least one pumpkin. For farmers and festival organizers looking to maximize profits, implementing the simple and easy-to-integrate payment systems from eProcessingNetwork is critical to increase seasonal sales and build customer loyalty.
ePNMobile, eProcessingNetwork’s robust mobile solution, can provide seasonal merchants with a secure and contactless payment solution, allowing them to accept all forms of payments, including Apple Pay and Google Pay, through their mobile devices. ePNMobile integrates seamlessly with our QuickBooks solutions to help track inventory levels and sales totals in real-time. ePNMobile also features mRDC, so accepting checks on the go is as easy as taking a photo on your phone! ePNPFG, our new payment form generator, is another secure solution for easy payment acceptance. ePNPFG allows seasonal merchants to create secure payment form(s) hosted on the ePNSecure Servers. Custom, reusable templates within ePNPFG’s page builder enable farmers to customize their payment forms for a consistent look and feel for the end user.