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Alma1968
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Has anybody had any experience with using those applications and devices that plug into the earphone adapter on a cell phone to accept credit card purchases????
I see one on TV that is called SQUARE!
I have been doing some daily customer service work and thought that this would be a good way to get paid for doing that work.
It should be easier than getting paid in cash for the small invoices that I send to clients.
Let me know if you have or do use the credit card system....SQUARE or any of the others that are very similar

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AandA2VI
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Square does NOT work here unfortunately. Works in PR thou which I find annoying lol. Hey were a territory too! lol. The ONLY thing that will work is PalPal "Here" BUT you have to have it linked with a stateside bank account. I use PayPal "Here" for my photography and website payments - its actually REALLY awesome. You can create each item with its own description and price and a simple tap of the screen adds it into a cart. It emails and texts a receipt to your customer with all your business information and they can sign with their finger right on the phone/ipad. Its a GREAT app! Try downloading the app and play around with it - its a free app. They do charge a flat fee per transaction and since we dont charge tax here, I just imput the 3% into the tax field and it populates the fee automatically. You can also take cash payments, it will caculate change for you and also give the option to text or email a receipt. This makes it easy to keep up with your sale for end of the year taxes. OH and it takes checks too.

p.s. I dont have the actual CC swiper I just do it manually. I don't think they will ship the swiper here because technically its not supported here.

Good article: http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/technology/apps/paypal-here/

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stxem
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One of my friends who sells stuff on cruise days has a card swiper. You sign your name on her iphone with your finger and get a receipt emailed to you. I think it is paypal.

I have a paypal account linked to a local bank acct (firstbank). I've never accepted a payment, but can send moeny out of it.

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poodle
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Due to what I just read in the above posts, I called Paypal directly. This is what the tech said:

The Swiper, for Paypal, is based on GPS. She told me oi could go to the website & try to download the Swiper App. If the Swiper App application goes through, then they will send me a Swiper. Plain & simple.

...off to try the download tomorrow...

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poodle
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stxem, which island is your friend on?

I have had to get an ATT Microcell in order to get cell phone service, and that is based on GPS locale.

Can you hook me up with your friend for more info????

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