For the past two years, Ames startup PeachPay has been working to streamline the online checkout process for both merchants and customers.
Founded by Aaryaman Anerao, John Jago and David Mainayar, PeachPay is a plugin that WordPress users can add to their website. The PeachPay button will appear on the website’s product, cart, and checkout pages.
PeachPay officially launched in January 2021 and by April the startup signed a partnership with WooCommerce, the e-commerce provider for WordPress-powered sites.
PeachPay is currently used by more than 500 merchants, and Peachpay’s integration with WooCommerce will allow their technology to reach millions of prospective merchant customers, Anerao told Clay & Milk.
The company currently has 21 employees, and Anerao says the company could double that number by this summer.
“Just last year, the company processed more than a million dollars in total transaction volume,” said Anerao. “We’ve onboarded some bigger merchants, and our goal is to get to a billion dollars in a transaction with some of the partnerships that we have coming together.”
Last year, the company raised a $2.6 million seed round. The raised capital will largely be used to continue to build out and improve the company’s product.
“The core functionalities of the product are still being built,” said Anerao. “We plan to have additional payment options and a more robust dashboard where people can really take a look at all of these payment methods and take action on them.”