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Old 01-03-2012, 07:21 AM
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Never charge a fee. Mastercard and Visa forbid it. raise your prices 5% and then give a 5% cash discount. On one hand Square is the best thing since sliced bread. On the other hand the one downfall is they are not PCI compliant and you could be liable for credit fraud(were talking upwards of 50,000 for a fine.) When they first came out they claimed to be compliant but now the rules have changed to include mobile devices and until they change how the information transfers from the device into the phone there not compliant. Better off going with a company that is linked through quickbooks or whatever software you use, then use Trustwave for 7.99 month they will make sure your compliant.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:27 AM
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As long as you know the customer the fraud thing shouldnt be a problem right? I could see that with a customer you don't kow, but one you've known for years, you would be able to se if the card is theirs or not, right?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 AM
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I've been researching this myself and decided on the Intiut product instead.

http://gopayment.com/

It's essentially the same thing, costs a little bit more for keyed in charges. However, after doing some research on Squareup, it seems they have lacked technical support.

Read here:
http://thebuibrothers.com/blog/2011/...gopayment-com/

I figured since Intiut is a reputable and established company, it's probably a safer decision for my future business.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:53 AM
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I've been researching this myself and decided on the Intiut product instead.

http://gopayment.com/

It's essentially the same thing, costs a little bit more for keyed in charges. However, after doing some research on Squareup, it seems they have lacked technical support.

Read here:
http://thebuibrothers.com/blog/2011/...gopayment-com/

I figured since Intiut is a reputable and established company, it's probably a safer decision for my future business.
go payment doesn't work with my atrix I would have to enter in every payment. Time to get another iphone
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:55 AM
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As long as you know the customer the fraud thing shouldnt be a problem right? I could see that with a customer you don't kow, but one you've known for years, you would be able to se if the card is theirs or not, right?
I think what he's saying is if it's intercepted by say a third unknown party and they use the information it would make you liable since you're not secured. Not if someone just steals someones card.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:16 PM
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I have one, I mainly use it for one time payments when I am out mowing and someone wants me to mow their yard while I am in the subdivision. Using the card reader I don't have to wonder weather a check is good or not from a one time customer.
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Ah gotcha that makes sense.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:13 PM
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Never charge a fee. Mastercard and Visa forbid it.
Recent regulations change this. Look it up. You have to do it the same across all card brands though.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:04 PM
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I got two Square readers... one for the truck and one for the car.

I did a test payment and a refund and it seemed to work perfect.


For those that have compared gopayment to square, what are the advantages of one vs. the other?

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:23 PM
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Does this only work on an iphone? Is there a different one for a droid?
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