Jeff Burik, Commerce's senior vice president and commercial services manager, said the Kansas City-based company introduced its card in 13 cities.
A 20-person sales force is contacting businesses and government agencies to show them how they can save time and money by using cards for purchases that had been made by check.
The rollout began in September.Burik
said contracts won't start getting signed before February.Burik
doesn't plan to add more cities to its card campaign.He
doesn't view the cards as a precursor to opening full-service branches in new areas.
The company is offering the cards in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Phoenix and San Antonio.