First Ever Online Payments for VDACS
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), based in Richmond, Virginia, promotes the economic development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship. It is the Agency's vision to be a nationally and internationally recognized agricultural development, marketing, consumer protection, animal health, and environmental organization. They are committed to world class customer service, innovation, and results for Virginia's agriculture and agribusiness industry, as well as consumers and citizens of the Commonwealth.
Recently, VDACS partnered with Virginia Interactive on a website redesign, focused on making their vast website visually compelling, easily accessible, and navigation friendly. A bounty of recognition has resulted, with eight awards dished out so far. Most recently, the website took home the Gold Prize at the 2017 DotComm awards.
To maximize the benefits to both end-user and VDACS, Virginia Interactive has constructed a mobile-responsive payment portal to round out the newly updated web presence, creating a faster, more efficient, and more secure method for handling invoices.
Online payment processing allows for significant savings in back-end costs. Time consuming processes resultant from mailing paper invoices are eliminated, as are the burdens of receiving, handling, and processing paper checks. Cash flow is more predictable, as payments are instantaneous, and convenience is enhanced for users by allowing payments on the go, and at any time of day.
Virginia Interactive is proud to enhance the experiences of both payee and recipient through powerful yet simple solutions that maximize the potential of online services. For VDACS, a payment portal constructed by Virginia Interactive has added a new dimension to their already wide array of services they provide to the Commonwealth.