My Gov Tech Magazine Article – Making Cents

With micropayments a user registers a credit card once, and every time the user accesses valued content, a tiny fee is deducted from the prepayment. A visit to the online reference section of a state library, and the user’s account is debited 1 cent. A visit to the address change section of the Department of Motor Vehicles site, and the user is debited another cent. It may not sound like much, but for sites that generate high traffic and receive a lot of repeat visits – like many of those operated by government agencies – those pennies quickly add up to a chunk of change.

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