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Amad Ebrahimi
Amad has worked in the eCommerce and online marketing world since 2002. He started as an eBay seller, then slowly graduated to building & marketing his own websites and consulting others to do the same. He founded Merchant Maverick out of frustration with all the misinformation and shady tactics that he encountered when trying to find a merchant account for his and his client's businesses. He's the man behind most of the merchant account reviews, and articles posted on MerchantMaverick.com. Have any questions related to credit card processing? Talk to him.
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    Sasha

    Is it possible to use the iphone credit card terminal on an iPhone 6, one that is the previous version? I have a small Children’s Consignment Boutique, how does one present this idea to the public? Do you find that folks are fearful of giving a credit card to a scanner on a phone, or are they fascinated by the process? People are familiar with square, and feel comfortable with it, but a scanner on a phone?

    Thank You,

    Sasha Russell
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      Tom DeSimone

      Hi Sasha,

      There are always going to be a few customers who get worried anytime a phone interacts with their credit cards, but most consumers understand that such fears are largely unfounded. Consumers have very low liability for credit card fraud in the US, so most don’t worry too much. The truth is that apps like Flint that use the phone’s camera to scan credit card info are incredibly secure, and the card numbers are never stored on the phone itself. You can read more about the security measures on the services site, and provide that information to wary shoppers should you encounter any.

      All mobile processing apps (while have largely replaced iPhone virtual terminals) that I’ve seen do work with the iPhone 6. Browser-based virtual terminals are compatible with any device that has a web browser.

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