In 140 characters or less, What is Dwolla?
— Dwolla (@dwolla) August 14, 2012
Dwolla is a lot of things, to a lot of different people.
If you are a business owner, it could be the thing that doubles your bottom-line. If you’re a college student, it could be the vital cash flow from your parents. If you are a developer, you could be digging into our API and integrating our payment network into a sweet new app you are building. And if you are at a financial institution, Dwolla can be the technology that allows you to work around the ACH system, with real-time bank transfers. Whether it’s between people, businesses or systems, Dwolla can be used in new ways never before possible. And because we’ve created our own network, we aren’t reliant on credit card networks, costly structures or rigid limitations.
So we posed the question to our Twitter followers and our Facebook fans, “What is Dwolla?” We weren’t sure what we were going to get back, but when the answers came rolling in, it was enlightening to say the least. I’ve picked out some to recognize in a make-shift awards program I’d like to call, the Dwemmy’s.
The Revolutionist Award:
@dwolla is a tall glass of commonsense thrown in the face of institutions too stubborn to quench their thirst or the thirst of customers.
— Justin Farmer (@justinfarmer) August 14, 2012
The Motivational Award:
@dwolla Convenience. Empowerment. Transformation.
— JerryWho? (@mrjerryjonesjr) August 14, 2012
The Local Love Award:
@dwolla Iowa at it’s best!
— Todd Kirke (@tkirkeDSM) August 14, 2012
The “Technically Correct” Award:(tied)
@dwolla = web + dollar.
— Brad Bach (@BradleyDBach) August 14, 2012
The Philanthropist Award:
The Pessimist Award:
The Canadian Award:
The Award for Most Creativity:
The Best Analogy Award:
The Best Metaphor Award:
The People’s Choice Award:
And that concludes the first ever Dwemmy Awards. Feel free to read on, and see what others are saying about Dwolla, and what it means to them. And if you want to join in the conversation, leave us a post on Facebook or tweet us @Dwolla!
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See what others are saying:
@dwolla is a great tool for selling apparel without insane fees.
— Beetbox Shirts (@BeetboxShirts) August 14, 2012
@dwolla peer-to-peer money transfer
— JoAnna (@jluvsu2) August 14, 2012
@dwolla is a killer payment network, fast transaction processor, and great way to not waste money with credit cards. it’s the future of $$$.
— Nick Phantom (@DiscoMetalStu) August 14, 2012
@dwolla The cash-based payment processor that’s not PayPal. Actually the simple fact that it’s not PayPal should be reason alone. Seriously.
— Un-Original Moniker (@UnOrigMoniker) August 14, 2012
@dwolla How about in three words?: Fast money transfers.
— Stephen Brown II (@Gilligan) August 14, 2012
@dwolla is the best financial invention since paper money.
— IgnoringMyWife (@IgnoringMyWife) August 15, 2012
@dwolla Mobile payments with low- to no-fees; cheaper than credit cards, easier than debit, safer than ur wallet and smarter for merchants.
— Warren Pinkerton (@wpinkerton) August 14, 2012
@dwolla A payment service that lets you keep more of what you earned!
— thatsoftwareguy (@thatsoftwareguy) August 14, 2012
@dwolla cheaper for me
— Bike Rags (@bikerags) August 14, 2012
@dwolla The printing press of the financial industry.
— Jacob Ford (@unitof) August 14, 2012
@dwolla Dwolla is an awesome way to pay for things using a phone, making the buyer’s life easier and the seller’s expenses lower.
— Becky Mollenkamp (@beckymollenkamp) August 14, 2012