The coolest thing about your business is you can start taking credit cards even if you don’t have a phone line or conventional storefront. There are a few programs out there that you can connect to your iPad, iPhone or even Android device.
I show off the Paypal app (because I use Paypal) but its also important to note that Square is also doing something similar.
Download the app and apply to accept cards. You will get a dongle in the mail to use. Best part is the connector plugs into your headphone jack so you don’t have to worry about what version iPad you have.
You can set up your Paypal app with products and bar codes for easier payments. When ready, they can give you a Paypal address connection, pay with cash or swipe the credit card.
If you forgot the credit card swipe, don’t worry. You can manually enter a card, or get an OCR of their card. Simply position the camera in front of the camera and let the app do the rest.
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I also take a look at the VersaStand – an iPad stand that debuted at MacWorld. VersaStand allows you to adjust in multiple positions. The back of the stand easily clips and unclips to the iPad. Its a perfect stand for your remote cash register.(www.ergofreedomline.com)
Get Ergotech Versa Stand at Amazon