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#1 2016-06-07 03:36:01

Stoic Phoenix
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Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Looking into  https://squareup.com/au/reader for their credit card readers to implement in an upcoming project and wondering if anyone had used/had any relevant information.
Competitors to this out there?
Basically any feedback either way as seems a lot less clunky than an eftpos unit.
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#2 2016-06-07 17:41:27

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

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#3 2016-06-08 03:01:19

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

I know a few people who use them so I can ask.

For $19 and no contracts, I'd just buy one and try it out with some cards from friends and family (preferable from different issuers/banks). It'll cost $1.90 per 10x $10 tests and you can just give them $10 cash in return.

I've dealt with a lot of equipment that's been absolute crap and a ~$20 investment in "research" would be money well spent IMHO. Fancy POS gear can run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars.


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#4 2016-06-08 04:23:49

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Thanks Big Ad, I would appreciate at your convenience if you could ask them.

The "$20 solution" would only be one part of the POS jigsaw puzzle.
Using tablet tech vs pc tech is a bigger part and that reader points you down one path as opposed to another.
Before deciding on which capital asset to invest into I was hoping to get some feedback from someone who was using it as it looks and sounds like a good concept..


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#5 2016-06-11 05:20:59

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Hi Stoic Phoenix, I'm in the process of implementing both Square and Stripe into by business. Square for the ability to take payment using card and Stripe for online payments (integrates with my online Invoicing software). I think the use of both will complement each other and cover my business needs. Based on comparison 1.9% is not a deal breaker especially knowing that there are no additional monthly fees or costs (other then the $19 to get the reader). I'll keep you updated. I'm most interested in how long it will take for funds to find there way into my bank account once payment has been taken.

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#6 2016-06-11 05:33:46

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Thanks Utopia,
the fee at 1.9% and $19 per reader isnt the concern.
The length of time to receive funds would be interesting to hear back on too.
Will you be using multiple units or only have one POS?


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#7 2016-06-11 08:32:01

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Just the one to get started I'm very small business at the moment. However if the need arises could not see an issue with operating multiple units. I think this depends on your ultimate needs and the complexity of your requirements. Are you also tracking inventory? I have seen these in bars and being use over multiple market sites. Really hoping that the integration pans out nicely and will update you on the time that it takes for funds to clear.

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#8 2016-07-04 03:18:15

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Thanks Utopia,
the fee at 1.9% and $19 per reader isnt the concern.
The length of time to receive funds would be interesting to hear back on too.
Will you be using multiple units or only have one POS?

Utopia
We got one a few weeks ago used it twice on sunday morning funds deposited monday 10.30
with full summary and fees deducted ...very happy


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#9 2016-07-04 03:21:38

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Thanks for the feedback Samoth25.


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#10 2016-07-04 09:56:53

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

I've just signed up for myob paydirect ( http://myob.com.au/products/small-busin … 4567012785 ), which is a card reader which works with an app on iOS or android via bluetooth called myob on the go ( http://myob.com.au/products/small-busin … 7833781051 ). Will let you know how it operates.

Reader costs $225 outright, and fees are 1.77% for CC and $0.27c for EFTPOS (all prices exGST). A myob subscription probably helps, adding to the overall cost but I was already using it and the integrated invoicing etc means less paperwork to do so I'm content.


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#11 2016-07-23 18:57:23

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

How is this going for you smk?


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#12 2016-12-08 17:44:28

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Re: Anyone using these credit card readers in their business?

Bump for any feedback regarding Square.


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