The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a new eCommerce site where you can purchase or renew your Mat-Su business license using a credit card. Some 8,000 businesses hold licenses in the Borough.
“We anticipate 10 percent to 15 percent participation the first year, increasing to 30 percent to 35 percent in year three. The goal is to exceed 60 percent participation,” said Joe Quickel, the Borough’s eCommerce Project Manager.
You can find the eCommerce link here.
Listen to an interview on Radio Free Palmer with Eric Wyatt here.
In the future you will be able to purchase online other Borough goods and services such as parking permits, facility rentals and even swimming lessons all from the same site, while paying for all your purchases at once when you check out.
“This system represents a huge step forward for the Borough,” said Borough IT Director Eric Wyatt. “Not only do we serve our public more efficiently and effectively, we have also improved processes within the Borough to make our employees more efficient. This saves time, money, and manpower. This is a reasonably priced solution that can grow with the Borough as our population and needs grow.”
Before eCommerce, four or more Borough employees had to process the form and payment. With the online option, no Borough personel are involved. The processing and payment are automatic with the customer’s entry.
A business still has the option of paying by check or cash in person or by mail.