Bad news: the Girl Scouts have discovered an easier way to sell you those dangerously delicious cookies, and it’s through an iPhone. Starting this year, the Girl Scouts of America will be taking payments for their annual cookie sales through Intuit’s GoPayment app, available on iOS. That means that if you fall apart and give in to that Samoa craving at the grocery store when the little girls keep bugging you, you could see your credit card information punched straight into Apple’s handheld. The organization is getting a break from Intuit on the credit card fees, and interested troops are getting a free reader to use during the cookie drive.
- Smartphones are not just for consumers. We are just beginning to see widespread adoption in business. This is a harbinger, so pay attention.
- Congratulations to the Girl Scouts for making it easier for their customers to buy.