Finding a fast, accurate, and affordable mobile-payment system wasn’t on Shelly Mantler’s mind when she founded Shel.Couture five years ago.
Mantler came to jewelry-making through her work as an interior designer. Today, while Mantler still sells everywhere from trunk shows to farmers markets, her custom jewelry is featured in galleries and boutiques across the U.S. and highlighted in publications such as My Day Weddings, a Washington, D.C.-area bridal magazine.
Mantler remembers one time she was selling jewelry at a local farmers market. When a customer in a hurry expressed interest in one of her pieces, she was glad to have the GoPayment on her side.
“When you’re selling something in the farmers market, a customer doesn’t want to stand around waiting for you to add things up by hand,” Mantler says. “With GoPayment, you can speed up the checkout process and make it easier for a customer on the go to keep moving.”
Beyond enabling fast, efficient credit-card processing, GoPayment helps Mantler manage her inventory and gives her access to custom reports. “I love to create jewelry that reflects a beautiful love story. I don’t want to get bogged down with administrative tasks,” she explains.
With GoPayment, Mantler also doesn’t have to calculate sales tax in different locations across the country, which can prove difficult and time-consuming for many small-business owners. “I don’t have to think about it,” she says. “AvaTax integration with GoPayment makes it so I don’t have to worry about it.”
Photo credit: Shel.Couture