Using Iphone to take credit card payments?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Persevere, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Persevere

    Persevere UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm looking into methods of taking payments and was considering hiring a pdq machine but I've heard that you can take payment with an iphone and an app for this, I can't find anything to say whether this service is available in the UK though. Does anybody know anything about it, whether it's available in the UK and which app is best?

    Thanks
    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: Persevere Member since: Feb 1, 2010
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  2. Lorro2

    Lorro2 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Yes you can take card payment with an iphone and any basic mobile phone as long as it is Java enabled and I have been using it for about 10 years. If you look at the mpos demo on youtube that should help you. I have found it very useful especially for doing busines at shows and for taking card payments over the phone.
    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: Lorro2 Member since: Dec 29, 2009
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  3. sysops

    sysops UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Java has nothing to do with it, and the iPhone doesn't run Java.
    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: sysops Member since: Feb 1, 2007
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  4. DougDesigns

    DougDesigns UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: DougDesigns Member since: Oct 19, 2009
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  5. one couriers

    one couriers UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You sure can take payments ..£9.99 for the app,£90 a year for it,£10 a month rental (for what??) then around 3-5 % PLUS 25p per transaction Take all cards..

    Go to www.innerfence.com/uk
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    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: one couriers Member since: Feb 23, 2010
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  6. Dogsbody

    Dogsbody UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Looks good. Been considering a card payment terminal for my new business and this looks like a cheap option.
    However - you will still need a merchant account with an aquiring bank which it is advised you arrange before getting the app!

    Might not be as cheap an option as I had first thought but at least you haven't got a terminal to loose - just keep a close eye on your phone!

    Thanks for the heads-up on this, much appriciated.
    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: Dogsbody Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  7. pari636

    pari636 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Or if you want your own just pm me and we could build one for you
    Posted: Mar 2, 2010 By: pari636 Member since: Jan 30, 2008
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  8. garyk

    garyk UKBF Regular Full Member

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    The one you have probably heard of is https://squareup.com/ which looks pretty neat but I think its US only, as sysops says forget any java based solutions they wont work you need a native iphone app.
    Posted: Mar 3, 2010 By: garyk Member since: Jun 14, 2006
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  9. Cazmac1

    Cazmac1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I was wondering if things have moved on since the original poster first asked his question. I'm in the same boat so would like to ask the question again.
    What services are there now for the iPhone and who provides the best service and best rates?
    Posted: Jul 4, 2011 By: Cazmac1 Member since: Jul 4, 2011
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  10. joeyb

    joeyb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Would also be interested in this....
    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 By: joeyb Member since: Jun 28, 2011
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  11. arcon5

    arcon5 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Could you setup an ecommerce terminal with cardsave or somewhere then just access a payment page using the web browser? Would cost about £20/month
    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 By: arcon5 Member since: Sep 6, 2006
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  12. JohnnyCash

    JohnnyCash Guest

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    As a consumer, would anyone actually let someone type their credit card number into their phone when you were buying something?

    There is absolutely no way I would.
    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 By: JohnnyCash Member since: Dec 8, 2010
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  13. Cazmac1

    Cazmac1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    we do it every day. not in a phone but it's no different from going in to a shop a putting your details into a chip and pin machine. This type of transaction is common place now in the field I'm entering, of course if someone was not happy using a portable chip and pin device (Iphone) they could always pay cash.:)
    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 By: Cazmac1 Member since: Jul 4, 2011
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  14. MH1

    MH1 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I use Adelante every day on a Samsung Galaxy S2, works fine, you get the authority code and even an option to email a receipt to your client.

    No problems with getting any details myself, maybe it's how you ask and explain things.
    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 By: MH1 Member since: Dec 27, 2007
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  15. IRC-UK

    IRC-UK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    PayPal is a good merchant account to have regardless of what comments people make we have used them for 7 years with a lot of daily transactions.

    You can use the virtual terminal on any phone / tablet / ipad / etc

    Regards jonjoe
    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 By: IRC-UK Member since: Aug 1, 2011
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  16. Cazmac1

    Cazmac1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi MH1, I think I looked into Adelante and they seemed expensive.
    How do you find them.
    Posted: Aug 2, 2011 By: Cazmac1 Member since: Jul 4, 2011
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  17. Cazmac1

    Cazmac1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Jonjoe do you know there charges?
    Posted: Aug 2, 2011 By: Cazmac1 Member since: Jul 4, 2011
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  18. MH1

    MH1 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Fine, the system doesn't cost myself a penny, but it does what it says it does from an operational point of view.
    Posted: Aug 2, 2011 By: MH1 Member since: Dec 27, 2007
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  19. arcon5

    arcon5 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Only problem with paypal is their fees are sooooo high. I was spending about £150/month at one point with paypal :eek:. I'm sure theirs many more spending more than this too.
    Posted: Aug 2, 2011 By: arcon5 Member since: Sep 6, 2006
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  20. _derek

    _derek UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    this topic is very interesting for the business I'm thinking of starting (a restaurant). I just fear it could look unprofessional to pass people a phone to put their details into. What is the interface like? any screenshots?
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    Posted: Aug 2, 2011 By: _derek Member since: Aug 2, 2011
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