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How do I know who accepts Dwolla? Where can I use it?

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 01:27PM CST

How do I Find Merchants Who Accept Dwolla?

Using Your Phone

Dwolla has a free mobile application which works on all of the following devices.  The mobile application allows you to see, in real time, all of the non-profits & merchants near your current location who accept Dwolla & to pay them.
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iTouch
  • All Andriod devices
Download any of these applications at anytime by going to the App Store or Marketplace on your device and searching for 'Dwolla'.  Log in to the application with the same credentials you use on Dwolla.com then click 'Spots' or 'Proxi' to see everyone accepting Dwolla in proximity to you. 

On Dwolla.com

Go to dwolla.com/spots & zoom in on the area you're interested in.  Then click the orange spots to find out more about the non-profits and businesses in that area accepting Dwolla. 



How do I Find Peers & Friends Who Accept Dwolla?

Using Your Social Networks

Any of your contacts can accept Dwolla payments or Dwolla payment requests. Send or request money from any of your contacts including the following types of contacts.
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Facebook friends
  • Twitter followers
  • LinkedIn contacts

When you choose any of these contacts & the contact is already registered with Dwolla, this will be automatically recognized by the system. Otherwise the unregistered contact will be notified of the activity privately via the associated network.  For example, a Twitter follower you request money from would receive a direct message, or an email address you send money to would be emailed.

To send or request money to any of your social network connections (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), you must first connect your Dwolla account to that social network.


Using Dwolla Proxi

Dwolla Proxi, shows all Dwolla peers near you, not just those registered as merchants or non-profits, so that you can easily transact with these peers.  Dwolla Proxi, which stands for 'proximity' is available via the free Dwolla mobile app on the following devices & is coming soon to all Adriod devices. 
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iTouch