Exactly what is Twitpay?

Posted: October 13, 2010 by twitpayjoyce in About Twitpay

Hello!  My name is Joyce Scott and I joined the Twitpay team about 2 months ago.  In that time, I’ve been exploring a very deep and important question: exactly what is Twitpay?  Well, after 2 months, I’ve got a pretty good handle on it, and I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned.

1. First of all, let’s start with the basics.  Twitpay is a software protocol that allows individuals and organizations to transfer money directly over Twitter (and soon Facebook!)  We are PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, meaning we are just as safe and secure as any payment processing tool on the Internet.  We can process all major credit and debit cards, as well as direct drafts from your bank account.

2. Right now, we work exclusively with nonprofit organizations, helping them to raise money over Twitter. This means that you can give back to your favorite charities, both through your own donation, but also by encouraging your followers to donate too.

3. Bigger plans are in the works. We are already in negotiations with social gaming developers to provide payment processing for your favorite online games!  We are also working on a social commerce model.  So, before long, you will be able to buy gift cards, electronics, books and more directly over Twitter and Facebook! The beauty is, if you register for one of our services, either giving, gaming or commerce, you’ll already be enrolled when you want to try our other services!

4. It’s easy to try Twitpay. Go to http://rt2give.com/register to sign up for your free account.

I hope that gives you a good overview of what Twitpay is and where we’re headed.  If you have any questions, you can email me at joyce@twitpay.com or give us a call at 1-877-RETWEET!  And of course, please follow me on Twitter @jmarie83!  I’ll be posting here regularly from now on, so please send me your thoughts and comments.  Talk to you soon!

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