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Mobile Credit Card Processing Solution (Droid, iPad, iPhone, etc.)

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by negligence, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    For those of you who sell things on the fly, it might be worth it to check out "Square" a credit card payment solution from the maker of Twitter. The rates are "reasonable" considering what you're getting. They approve everyone who applies to use their program, so of course their rates are a little high.

    Anyway, they use the headphone jack on your smart phone to read the credit cards, and it goes from there.

    For anyone interested, check out:

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    https://support.squareup.com/entries/160793-frequently-asked-questions-faq#card-fees
     
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  2. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    I just received my card reader today, less than 5 days after signing up. Great delivery, and the scanner works flawlessly.

    I intend to use this at an upcoming flea market in 3 weeks. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    flexpaydude Regular Member

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    THis is sweet. Thanks for the share.
     
  4. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    Just to follow up on this comment, the flea market went great. Nobody had concerns about me swiping their credit card into my cell phone, which was surprising.

    The fees they charged were as stated, and I received the money in my personal bank account.

    If you have any questions about the process, let me know.
     
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    negligence can i have ur im so we can talk business
     
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    kahamri Registered Member

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    I've been using square for a while now. It's easy and fast. The only thing I wish is that i could use it to do recurring payments.
     
  7. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    Although it would be nice for white hatters, it's an inherent fraud risk. I can imagine swiping credit cards for a $20 purchase at a flea market, or a craigs list sale, and passing it off as "No no no, $20 now, $20 next month!".

    Or even worse, $5/mo from every credit card you swipe.