Have you considered dispensing with your cash register or offering more flexible payment options for your customers?
More and more small business owners are turning to mobile payment platforms on site and on the road. And with smartphone use at an all-time high, new technology is making it much easier for small business owners to process credit card payments via smartphones and tablets.
For local businesses, particularly those that sell products on the go – at fairs, in restaurants, concession stands, and door-to-door – these payment solutions offer small businesses reliable options for accepting payments other than checks and cash.
When it comes to accepting payments via mobile devices, the following platforms are particularly geared towards small local businesses:
Intuit GoPayment Merchants get a free app and card reader that can be plugged into a smartphone or tablet device. It also synchronizes with QuickBooks, making it easy to manage your sales records; you can also buy add-ons that allow you to print receipts. Intuit’s pricing model is also slightly different than Square’s, with two options: 1) A 2.7 percent fee per-swipe (3.7 percent for keyed transactions), or 2) merchants can pay a monthly fee and pay a lower per-swipe rate, maybe a better option, depending on how you use the reader