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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 am 
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i hate to ask but is there a small reliable card reader or app for a phone to take cards?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:06 pm 
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pay pal do both i have the card reader but when I am out without it I can use the app
its called paypal here
no monthly fees


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:14 pm 
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can access my PP account but cant see mobile payment app..

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:22 pm 
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No paypal here app is different it is linked to your paypal account
but not the same
try a google for paypal card reader


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:50 pm 
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lewes wrote:
No paypal here app is different it is linked to your paypal account
but not the same
try a google for paypal card reader

And then PayPal hold your money for 14 days like they've started doing.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:46 pm 
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Sumup are very good and their contactless terminals are reliable.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:53 pm 
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Square.

£19 plus vat for the terminal, no monthly fees, 1.75% charge, paid into your bank the next day, chip and pin, contactless, and manual for remote payment. Easy to use on phone or tablet. I find it quicker and easier than cash, and the punters just love it.
Third cab on the station rank on Monday, and a guy asked me if he could pay by card. The two in front of me didn’t have readers. So I got the job. To Birmingham. :D taking the punter to a cash point isn’t an option for someone with a company credit card.
Like it or not, it’s the future.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:48 pm 
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jimbo wrote:
Like it or not, it’s the future.

I have a paypal reader and an iZettle reader, love the later hate the former.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:52 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
jimbo wrote:
Like it or not, it’s the future.

I have a paypal reader and an iZettle reader, love the later hate the former.


My PayPal reader is now kept as a reader of last resort. Very hit and miss connecting via Bluetooth.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:55 pm 
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And I just got six months free of fees by recommending another user.

Square. Be there or be square.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:00 pm 
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jimbo wrote:
And I just got six months free of fees by recommending another user.

Square. Be there or be square.



one of my drivers is using square I get customer complaints about it frequently not working. I am using izettle and it hasn't failed to take the payment once

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:06 am 
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And I just got six months free of fees by recommending another user.

Square. Be there or be square.



one of my drivers is using square I get customer complaints about it frequently not working. I am using izettle and it hasn't failed to take the payment once


Why would customers complain if a card reader doesn’t work, which means they don’t pay, Shirley?

Things will improve when Stamford gets a mobile phone signal I suppose, bur a manual payment is possible without a signal. Has your driver switched the reader on?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Why would customers complain if a card reader doesn’t work, which means they don’t pay, Shirley?

They moan about having to get out the car and go to a cash point.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:57 am 
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Why would customers complain if a card reader doesn’t work, which means they don’t pay, Shirley?

They moan about having to get out the car and go to a cash point.


Cash points are thin on the ground in the middle of nowhere, or South Lincolnshire as it is commonly known...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:18 pm 
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We have drivers that use Sum-up for incar payments. in the office we use the advance payment system on our Datamaster. It is easy for the customer to use and costs very little.

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