Having the ability to receive credit card payments is very helpful — not just for those running a small business, but for anyone wanting to receive a payment from someone. These days people are less likely to carry cash or a checkbook. Cards and smartphones are becoming a more common currency tool.
Merchants sometimes issue refunds, rebates, or rewards on prepaid non-reloadable debit/credit cards. If you’d rather cash out the money, you can use a credit card processing device to get the money into your bank account.
There are several providers of credit/debit card processing readers: PayPal, SquareUp, and Intuit (the QuickBooks people).
Square Card Readers
SquareUp (Square) is one of the most popular services and offers a very elegant retail ‘cash register’ with card reader that holds an iPad. There is also a bluetooth reader available for Apple Pay and cards with chips.
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