UrbanSitter introduces online payment feature

Taking the payment process online

UrbanSitter, a San Francisco based online service that connects parents with babysitters referred by friends, has launched a new online payment feature to its service (view press release). Through the website, parents can book referred sitters with a click and, as from now, pay by credit card once the job is complete. In order to make online payments, the parents and sitter need to register their credit card and checking account details to the site. The first transaction is free and thereafter a small fee is levied to the parents. UrbanSitter has also launched a member referral programme whereby USD10 credit is awarded to a parent or sitter for referring a new person to the site.

The ability to take the payment process online eliminates those last minute trips to the ATM machine for parents and helps ensure that sitters aren’t short-changed, while saving them a trip to the bank to deposit their earnings,” said UrbanSitter co-founder Lynn Perkins.

The service is currently available in 10 cities across the US.

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