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Garth57
05-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Looking at takling credit cards at the farmers market I am at. Been getting numerous requests each week. What do you use, wireless handheld device, paypal w/virtual, etc? Is it more hasle than it's worth?

C Rocke
05-19-2010, 03:13 PM
Looking at takling credit cards at the farmers market I am at. Been getting numerous requests each week. What do you use, wireless handheld device, paypal w/virtual, etc? Is it more hasle than it's worth?

For the market, you need to look at convenience and speed - If it were me, it would be wireless handheld to eliminate any issues. They are a bit spendy, but get the job done. Negotiate fees from your processor, as they can fluctuate quite a bit.

CC transaction is not a cash sale, so your book keeping will need to tighten up in the areas of sales tax, etc...

armor
05-19-2010, 03:19 PM
www.squareup.com

check it out


http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/even_the_babysitter_takes_credit_cards_with_square .php

Bbq Bubba
05-19-2010, 03:29 PM
Yes....it's more hassle than it's worth.

HBMTN
05-19-2010, 08:06 PM
I have checked them out, what I have found is anywhere from 15-60 $$ per month plus transaction fees. Unless you are doing a large volume.

PorkQPine
05-19-2010, 08:30 PM
Check to see if you have wireless available at your site. I just went through the process of getting a processor and found that First Data has a USB connected card swiper so you can use the virtual terminal and your computer. Make sure you use a primary processor not a third party. iphone compatable units are spendy.

kurtsara
05-19-2010, 11:10 PM
I have checked them out, what I have found is anywhere from 15-60 $$ per month plus transaction fees. Unless you are doing a large volume.


Who are you talking about, the squareup one or something else?

Garth57
05-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Is the squareup service widely available now. I read that it was in testing in several areas. It looks like a nice option