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Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:55 pm
by Pa.Pete
For those of you that sell at craft shows and flea markets how do you accept payment? I know cash is king but do you also use a credit card reader? If so what is a recommended brand. Any tips anyone can give me relating to this?

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:39 pm
by srp
I use Square - Use on any smart phone or IPAD. Money in your account next day. Free swipe card reader

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:26 pm
by dhannahjr45
I use paypal on my account with in seconds

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:21 pm
by Pa.Pete
[quote="srp"]I use Square - Use on any smart phone or IPAD. Money in your account next day. Free swipe card reader[/qu

Is square secure for transactions?

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:24 pm
by Pa.Pete
dhannahjr45 wrote:I use paypal on my account with in seconds


I thought I would use paypal on my website. Do you use anything else that would accept a Visa card or anything?

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 pm
by dhannahjr45
with paypal, as soon as i swipe the card within seconds the money is on my account.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:55 pm
by Gamelord
I use Paypal, their credit card swipe is just like all the others but you can also accept paypal payments as well.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:07 pm
by Pa.Pete
I didn't know PayPal offered the card reader. I will have to check into that. Thanks everyone for the replies.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:01 pm
by csplazma1
We use Square. The reporting tools to track sales tax are way better than Paypal.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:56 pm
by mdwalker
I would have to agree with csplazma1. I have been using paypal for years but did not like the way some of the features work. I started using square a little over a month ago and so far like it much better than paypal. It seems more user friendly.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:49 am
by Pa.Pete
I still have not made a decision yet as we have only gone to one flea market but I will check out Square.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:17 am
by sbest1
I accept only cash and e-transfer. Sends you an email when arriving and goes into your account before they walk away. No fees.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 am
by michmetalman
I've been using Square for about 6 years, but I also use Paypal.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:06 pm
by conz35
We use paypal chip card reader and have been happy with that. Now we also have Chase Mobile Pay thru Chase bank for when we have two shows at the same time. Chase is nice because each days charges deposit the next day. Paypal is nice because we order so many supplies online its nice that it always has a balance. Its really up to you. Its a good idea to have at least two processors just in case something happens and one goes down. Last year we were right in the middle of one of our big October shows when paypal got hacked and was down. Hard thing to have sales walk out the door because you can't process there card.

Re: Best way to accept payment?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:31 am
by Pa.Pete
Thanks for the info! It's always good to learn through other people's experience.