Places, found in a tab on the Dwolla dashboard, enables users to search for merchants by entering key words. The screenshot below shows results from the search for a gym.
Along with Places, Dwolla is introducing the Want button, which gives users a say into where they want to be able to pay using Dwolla. Dwolla benefits from those suggestions because it informs them where they should focus their networking efforts.
Because the features are still in beta, they may be a bit buggy. Dwolla CEO Ben Milne encourages users to "please break this" to help find out where the bugs are.
To learn more about Dwolla, watch its FinovateSpring 2012 demo.