Quick start to getting paid

Here is an extremely simple solution to ensure that you never miss out on a sale. The increase in the amount of sales has been phenomenal.

Two  of the most common issues I and many other artists have are loosing out on sales during shows, and not getting paid on time. This issue can not be totally eliminated but there is a solutions to ease the pain of having to see a potential sale evaporate because the buyer only carries a credit card and no cash.

This solution is a mobile credit card reader. These readers have become familiar enough to the masses that many buyers prefer using this option first. With card readers, you can easily capture potential sales while chatting up the buyer, and eliminate the hassle for them to have the exact cash on hand. Card readers also help collect payment by allowing you to take advantage of the CREDIT in credit card. Buyers don’t have to have the money at the time of purchase. Once the purchase is made with a credit card, the credit card company is tasked with collecting payments.

Usually, these readers ship free and and can be delivered in one week. The two most common companies that provide this service are PayPal and Square.  I have used both readers but preferred using PayPal’s card reader over Square. This is only because I have a PayPal credit card and I use it frequently. Below are some of the features of each.

PayPal

  • Each card swiped: 2.70% of purchase
    Manually Entered: 3.50% plus $0.15
  • Free check processing
  • No start up cost
  • Support through Phone & email
  • Credit & Background Check Required
  • Encrypted Card Reader
  • iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Immediate access to funds
  • Payment channels include:
    • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
    • Checks
    • PayPal
    • Electronic invoices
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Square

  • Each card swiped: 2.70% of purchase
    Manually Entered: 3.50% plus $0.15
  • Option of $275 flat rate pricing
  • No start up cost
  • Support only through online center
  • No Credit Check Required
  • Next day access to funds
  • Encrypted Card Reader
  • iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Available in United States, Hong Kong, and Australia
  • Payment channels include:
    • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover)
    • Pay with Square
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