7 Questions to Ask Your Political Payments Provider



1. Are they fully dedicated to political media agencies? Only FastPay has more than 10 years experience processing political media with an entire support and operations team dedicated to ensuring every payment is processed correctly. We understand the urgency and complexities of political workflow, in fact the ePay platform was built specifically for political pre-pay and expedited payments that have no invoice.

2. How much political media have they successfully processed? In 2020 FastPay processed more  than a billion dollars in political media across 75,000+ transactions to thousands of national and  local media suppliers. 

3. How are they investing in the product and tools to make your life easier? FastPay spends the off cycle continually improving the ePay platform with new features and tools to ensure the election  season runs smoothly and flawlessly. We seamlessly integrate with all major accounting systems including Quickbooks, built with more fields to save you valuable time during the cycle. 

4. Are they fully dedicated to customer support and client success? FastPay has an entire support team of operation specialists, business analysts, and client success managers to support political media agencies when things get crazy.

5. How can they help you with reconciliation? Post election always brings an influx of reconciliation and refund activities. Having easily accessible information and reporting to support your reconciliation needs is essential. Only FastPay provides:

  • Proof of payment easily accessible for agencies to send to suppliers.
  • Bank reconciliation reports that tie back to card payments. 
  • Status on refund activities.

6. Are they building a sustainable ecosystem? How do they treat suppliers? FastPay reinvests in our technology for agencies AND suppliers. We have a team of payment specialists who manage supplier relationships to keep them happily accepting cards, or we strike mutually beneficial deals so they recognize the value that can be delivered in automated payments. Our suppliers are coming to us to broaden the scope of their agreements, not waiting for the expiration date to lapse. 

7. How many media suppliers do they have in their network? Only FastPay has access to more than 70,000 media suppliers with the latest payment terms, acceptance status, and contacts to make sure we maximize your total captured spend to deliver the highest revenue share. We have forged exclusive agreements with over 150 suppliers that only our agencies can access.