Peyton White

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For those who have a retail business, what kind of credit card machine are you using? My friends and I are opening up a coffee shop in a few months and we would like to know what kind of credit card machine we should get. Do we go for a traditional credit card machine or a tablet POS system?
 

T J Tutor

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For those who have a retail business, what kind of credit card machine are you using? My friends and I are opening up a coffee shop in a few months and we would like to know what kind of credit card machine we should get. Do we go for a traditional credit card machine or a tablet POS system?

I would go with Square, PayPal, Stripe, may be right for you. Amazon has one coming soon. Here is a list of a couple of dozen similar POS systems.
 

Peyton White

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The tablet POS is more recommended for restaurants. I have been seeing such units in most of the coffee shops and fine dining restaurants I love to go to.
 

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I read a lot about the difference of traditional credit card machines and tablet POS and I might go with the traditional CC machine. I'm torn between Ingenico and Verifone from TSYS. Do you know anyone who uses the same merchant solution?
 

chelsearandol

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The tablet POS is more recommended for restaurants. I have been seeing such units in most of the coffee shops and fine dining restaurants I love to go to.
I was thinking about getting a POS system from Square up. I've seen a lot of that when I go to my local coffee shop.
 

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Square isn't just for restaurants. I've used it occasionally as an alternative to PayPal or Interac in my business, although I haven't bothered to figure out how to use it to input credit card details when it's not a face to face transaction with a physical card present.

Pros: they are fast and easy and the money gets into your bank account quickly

Cons: if I recall correctly, their fees are a bit higher than PayPal (it's been a while since I last used it though so I'm not certain of that or if it's still true)
 

VictorLoanz90

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I’d go for a tablet pos system such as square or stripe something that’s up to date and easy enough to use to where a cashier can operate it with ease
 

Hanna

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Guys, what about accepting payments in crypto?


It saves you up to 70% on payment processing costs. Which is a decent number at the end of the month.


I think for SME it is the best solution and the procedure itself is simple - you just open the wallet and start.
 

djbaxter

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As much as anything, I think it's a matter of confidence in the currency and I'm not even close to being confidence in the security and stability of crypto currencies at this point.
 
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