GR adding options to successful payment app


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Grand Rapids is seeing great results from an app that allows residents to pay bills in only a few taps.

City Treasurer John Globensky said the app, grpayit, is bringing in millions of dollars into the city.

"It is one of those items that has taken off like we never expected," he said Wednesday.

Globensky is behind the switch to grpayit, which launched in August 2017. He was expecting the app to increase online collections by 20 percent, but the city has seen an actual jump of 71 percent. Year-over-year, that works out to $29 million collected before the app was rolled out to $51 million after.

"We're only in the 10th day of August and we've already added another thousand users (this month)," Globensky said.

Full story: WOOD TV


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